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1954 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Car location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States

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1954 Chevrolet Bel Air for sale

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888-227-0914[email protected]1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Stock3160VINC540020442Miles5,358Engine Size350 V8Transmission Type4 Speed AutomaticDrivetrainRWDExterior ColorTurquoise Interior ColorTurquoiseDescription

1954 Chevrolet Bel Air

The 1953-1954 Chevrolet Bel Air provides an excellent example of a popular practice in Detroit of the 1950s called reskinning - making an old car look new without changing its basic structure by applying different outer panels. Nobody did this better at the time than General Motors, and the 1953-1954 Chevrolet Bel Air proved it. Singer Dinah Shore, Chevrolet spokesperson at the time remarked: "It's a glamorous new star," pausing, while the camera cut to a close up, then gushingly asked: "Isn't that about the prettiest thing you ever saw?"

Looking both modern and classy at the same time, this slick '54 hardtop is proof that Chevrolet's decision to take a curvaceous fuselage, and decorate it with an ample amount of chrome was an excellent idea. Unlike most exaggerated 50s designs this car's proportions are spot-on, there's appropriate use of trim, and the subtle rear fins that would eventually grow to controversial wings are fully integrated into attractive, sculpted arcs. No expense was spared, and it shows for this fully restored 1954 Bel Air, right down to the shiny Kleenex dispenser.

ExteriorPaint number 563 translates to turquoise blue and white two tone, and it is here in its full glory. Very nice and high-quality paint job with very smooth paint and a glass like look. Chrome is all excellent and all over this car. A toothy grill, reminiscent of the 54 Corvette, presents very good, as does most brite work, and badging. An early "jet bird" hood ornament with its chrome trail divides the rounded hood. Flanking on either side topping off the front quarters, are 7-inch halogen projection headlights. As we move back, we can highlight the stainless-steel flappers on the windows, and all glass is in excellent condition. The rear quarters are a 1950's styling work of art, with their rounded and chromed trimmed protrusions, fender skirts and the white filled in trim spear that will eventually become larger and be the signature of the Bel Air line. On the back is another large bumper, big cloisonn badge and LED taillights. The roof line needs a shout out as it uses wrap around glass with a forward design B pillar, all bathed in white. Wheels are ribbed deep dog dish chrome with an airplane pointed propeller in its centers. A turquoise steel wheel shows through, and all this is wrapped in wide whites. Every detail on this machine is just beautiful.

InteriorMatching the exterior with two tone turquoise blue inserts with white bolsters the front and rear benches, (front split), create the feel of a 1950's drive in. Door panels carry the colors and patterns to either side and make their way up to a turquoise blue metal dash. Inserted in front of the steering wheel, there is an elongated chromed oval with a large circular speedometer to the drivers left, and then a cluster of new gauges peppering the remainder of the oval. Moving over to the passenger side, a large area of vertical chromed ribs form the fronting for the radio speaker, as well as the door for the glovebox. A white bar hangs below the dash, and contains the knobs for the lights, electric wipers, heater and airflow levers, and a modified radio to include MP3 capabilities. A white column protrudes from the gauge area and has an original turquoise blue steering wheel. Blue carpet and carpeted floor mats cover the floor below the dash and seats. Customization is the key as we see the chromed Kleenex dispenser under the dash, and on the hump below is a custom fabricated turquoise and white cup holder/storage box and any electronic tachometer in its corner. Above a tight whitey vinyl headliner has some chromed ribs in the seams.

DrivetrainOpening the hood we can view the original but clean engine bay. Consigner states that a mere 5,300 miles are on the Summit Racing 350ci V8. An automatic 700R4 transmission is attached to the back of the engine, and on top is now an Edelbrock 650cfm carburetor. Hooker stainless steel headers are on, and an aluminum oil pan. This car has even been converted to a power rack and pinion steering system.

UndercarriageNot even a hint of any road dirt or splatter so this car is trailered when it goes somewhere. Solid black painted steel framing, stainless steel exhaust, new fuel cell, power steering and power disc and rear drum braking is installed. TCI Mustang II IFS front suspension, and leaf springs for the rear. Front and rear anti-sway bars have been added on.

Drive-AbilityA turn of the key which opens the doors and trunk as well as starts the car and it comes to life at a low gurgle. On the test drive it ran beautifully, handled like a dream, and has good acceleration and braking. Just a lovely all working high end restoration driver.

This car takes the 1954 Bel Air, (the top of the Bowtie line trim), and puts it over the top with its chromed features, beautiful paint, and high options that are spit shined to a Tee. Every detail has meticulous attention paid to it, and now it can be your show piece. Build details with many invoices, and awards won will come with this cruiser. Hop in and take it to the drive in and watch a campy monster movie!

VIN DECODEC540020442C-2400 Series Bel Air54-1954O-Oakland, CA Assy Plant020442-Sequential Unit Number

TRIM TAGSTYLE NO 54 1037D-1954 2 Door Sport CoupeBODY NO O1592-Oakland Body #TRIM NO 317-Turquoise Pattern Cloth, White Imitation LeatherPAINT NO 563-Turquoise & India IvoryACC EZI-Easy Eye Glass

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

 

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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility unless otherwise documented in sales agreement.

Deposit: Buyer must contact us within 24 hours of accepted offer, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of listings end to secure the vehicle.


Payment of Balance Due: The remainder is due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it otherwise. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Additional Fees and Taxes: All Pennsylvania residents must pay applicable state and local tax, title and license fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for their own state taxes and fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

Shipping: The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges unless otherwise documented on the sales agreement.  We will assist the buyer with finding a shipping company. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.

Buyer's Inspection: Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you.  Classic Auto Mall, Inc. has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.  Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. Classic Auto Mall, Inc. welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection.  If you plan to have a buyer's inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.  Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Warranty: Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description, this vehicle is being sold "as is".  No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.

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