1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

$36,000

Year
1959
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Bel Air
Stock
2057
Vin
D59N1x
Miles
52,351
Engine Size
283 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

The Chevrolet Bel Air was a full-size car produced by Chevrolet for the 1950–1981 model years. Initially only the two door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952, as distinct from the Styleline and Fleetline models for the remainder of the range. With the 1953 model year the Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a unique body shape to a premium level of trim applied across a number of body styles. The Bel Air continued with various other trim level designations until US production ceased in 1975. Production continued in Canada, for its home market only, through the 1981 model year.

Fourth generation (1959–1960)

For the second time in as many years, Chevrolet again came up with a totally new car. From the front or rear the 1959 Chevrolets resembled nothing else on the road. From the headlights, placed as low as the law would permit, to the cat's-eye tail lights, the 1959 Chevrolet was a brand new car with all new sheet metal, a new frame, and even new series names. The most visual new change was the flat, wing shaped tailfins. The car was built on a 119 in (3,000 mm) wheelbase and was 211 in (5,400 mm) long-which was 11 in (280 mm) longer than the 1957 model. This made Chevrolet the longest car in the low-priced range, whereas two years before it had been the shortest. In addition, the car was 3 in (76 mm) wider outside and had 5 in (130 mm) more width inside than it did in 1958, through the reduction of door thickness. The "X" frame from 1958 was continued, but enlarged and strengthened to support the new body.

The Bel Air, which had been the top line series since 1953, was now the middle range. Wagons were still classed by themselves, but had model numbers matching the car series. Parkwood 6-passenger and Kingswood 9-passenger wagons had Bel Air's model number, and as such were the middle range wagons. Under the hood, little change took place. A variety of speed options, such as fuel injection, special cams and lowered compression, gave horsepower ratings up to 315. Bel Air production was 447,100. The new Impala line surpassed Bel Air production by 20,000 units. A parking brake warning light was optional.[24]

Little change was made for 1960. The new models were refinements of the 1959 style with a much more restrained front end, the return of the double cone tail lights of 1958 rather than the startling "cat's eyes" of 1959. Under the hood, things remained constant. Fuel injection was no longer available, but with the 348 cubic inch engine, a horsepower rating of 335 at 5800 rpm was now achieved. This involved the use of three double-barrel carburettors, a special cam and an 11.25:1 compression ratio, all sold as a package. Body style offerings followed 1959, with hardtops and sedans available. The convertible was reserved for the Impala series. The Bel Air Sport Sedan continued to use a rear window overhang and a huge wraparound rear window. Bel Airs (and Biscaynes) had two tail lights per side; the Impalas had three tail lights per side—a situation that would persist for most years through 1975. Many of the same options and accessories that were available on the Impala were also available on the Bel Air. The Bel Airs had more interior and exterior brightwork than the Biscayne.

• CLEAN TITLE
• THE ODOMETER SHOWS 52,351 MILES, MILEAGE ON THE TITLE IS EXEMPT BECAUSE IT'S OVER 10 YEARS
• 283 ENGINE WITH TURBO 350 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH LESS THAN 500 MILES
• WIELAND ALUMINUM INTAKE, EDELBROCK CARB, BE COOL ALUMINUM RADIATOR, MANUAL STEERING AND 4 WHEEL MANUAL DRUM BRAKES; ALL LIGHTS, WIPERS, HEADLIGHTS, BRIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS AND BRAKE WORK
• VERY SOLID BODY; ALL THE CHROME, GLASS, WEATHER STRIPPING IN GREAT SHAPE
• TRUNK PAN, SPARE TIRE HOLDER AND TRUNK WEATHER STRIP ARE IN GREAT SHAPE
• CAR IS SITTING ON AMERICAN RACING 20" WHEELS NITTO TIRES
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT
• RUNS AND DRIVES

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
283 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
BLUE
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1959
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Bel Air
Miles
52,351

Interior

Interior Color
Black/Blue
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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