We found this 1954 Chevrolet Bel Airlast summer at a car show at the Crittenden Fire Hall in Alden. When the Bel Air debuted for model year 1950, it was Chevrolet’s version of General Motors’ new pillarless two-door hardtop body style. Starting in 1953 the Bel Air’s name was used for a series which also included two- and four-door sedans and a convertible. When the Impala showed
Day 4 of “A Little Off the Top Week”This 1954 Chevy Bel Airfinally breaks up the Ford stranglehold on Chopped Tops Week. We saw it a few weeks ago at theHarvest DayCar Showin Newfane. It’s definitely been lowered, while other changes include: a few extra teeth added to the ’54 Chevy grille; a pair of spotlights; lakes pipes; curb feelers (!); shaved door handles; chrome rev
This big ol’ 1952 Mercury Montereyhas “just a few” extras: continental kit, Blue Dot taillight lenses, Lakes pipes (fake?), twin spotlights (fake?), twin antennae, big ol’ Cadillac wheelcovers, twin outside rearview mirrors, curb feelers, and, maybe our favorite — a “Go to Crystal Beach”license plate topper. The fender skirts were likely from the factory.
You might not think so to look at it, but this 1957 Chrysler Windsor four-door sedan was the least expensive Chrysler model you could buy that year. Of course, this one’s been fancied-up a bit with two-tone paint, fender skirts, quad headlights, curb feelers (!), and other goodies, but its curb appeal puts many of today’s high-end sedans (which is was Chryslers were back then) to shame