1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
Model: Bel Air
Exterior Color: Blue/White
Interior Color: Blue/White/Gray
Introduction of the car:
Driveline Restorations is pleased to present the 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. The 1953–1954 Chevrolet range had a unique and somewhat awkward look about it and much of this stemmed from its role as a transitional model to introduce a raft of changes that were necessary to pave the way for the introduction of the 1955–1957 range that really established the Bel Air as a cultural icon. The pre-war technology, such as torque tube drive, six-cylinder splash feed engines, knee action suspension, split windshields, etc., of the early models was phased out and the foundations for the first post war modern Chevrolet passenger car were finalized in this 1953–1954 model. The Bel Air series featured a wide chrome strip of molding from the rear fender bulge to the rear bumper. The inside of this stripe was painted a coordinating color with the outside body color, and "Bel Air" scripts were added inside the strip. Lesser models had no model designation anywhere on the car, only having a Chevy crest on the hood and trunk. 1953 was the first year for a curved, one-piece windshield.In 1953 and 1954, Bel Airs could be ordered in convertible, hardtop coupe, two- and four-door sedans, and, for 1954, the Beauville station wagon which featured woodgrain trim around the side windows. Many new options, once available only to more expensive luxury cars, became offered starting in 1953, including power steering and the Guidematic headlight dimmer in 1953; and power brakes, power 2-way front seat and power front windows in 1954. All 1954 models equipped with the standard transmission used the 1953 Powerglide engine.
Engine: 3.5 liter “Thriftmaster” V-V8
Drivetrain: RWD ( rear- wheel drive) manual 3 speed gearbox
Length x width x height (inches): 196.44 x 75 x 63.125
Wheelbase: 115 inches
Curb weight: 3345 lbs
EPA City/Hwy: 13.2/15.9 mpg
Chevrolet Bel Air 1954 - Condition :
We bought this car in 2015 from Eddie Evans, a classic car lover here in Atlanta. This is an amazing full car project. We haven't put her in the restoration queue so far, but we’re happy for her to jump the line if someone has a hankering. Buy it as is or call us to talk about restoring!
4 out of 10 inside out. As is for $4,500. Medium restoration $25,000. Full restoration average price would be between $45,000 and $50,000