Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

America’s favorite car grew up for 1953, with the Bel Air name from the hardtop coupe applied to the entire top-line series. Attractive color accents were added to the rear fenders, and the operation of the optional Powerglide automatic transmission was improved. For 1954, styling cues were simplified, and a host of new options resulted in the boast that 161 different Chevys could be built with virtually no two the same.

This striking example of the Bel Air hardtop coupe was restored six years ago, with new paint, chrome, interior, and engine, and a Powerglide transmission was rebuilt as needed. A California car built in Los Angeles, it has power steering, power brakes, a radio, a heater, and an electric clock. Wide whitewall tires complement its full-wheel covers and rear fender skirts. Its Indian Ivory over Turquoise paint is reflected by a matching interior. This is the perfect Chevrolet with which to tour the USA.

Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.

125 bhp, 235.5 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine, two-speed Powerglide transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.

Source: RM Auctions
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