1958 Chevy Bel Air: Canadian Edition

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air

For ’58 Chevy introduced the revised Bel Air. In its third generation, the car gained some weight and overall size, but lost some of its style. You don’t really notice the restyled looks until you look at the rear and you quickly notice the changes made to the tail fins. It is still a good looking car, but in my opinion just doesn’t have the flair of the previous generation. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t mind having a ’58, especially this one. It looks to be in great shape and has the added interest of being built in Canada. They only built around 900 at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, making this a rather rare find! It is still in Canada, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to have it imported. If you are interested in owning a Canadian Edition Bel Air, you can find it here on eBay in Brentford, Ontario with bidding at $6k. I only wish this car had been optioned with the big 348 V8!

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Comments

  1. Mathieu Belanger

    Wow!

  2. Mark E

    I was hoping to find out the differences between the Canadian and US editions. Any experts out there care to enlighten us?

    • JW454

      Mark, I believe the difference is that’s a Canadian Black Pine air freshner rather than the more common Southern Yellow Pine ones found here in the U.S. HA! Just kidding buddy.

  3. Dolphin Member

    Bids cancelled and auction closed…”no longer available”

    I’m no expert on these but I think there was very little difference between US and CDN versions back then, other than the VIN plate indicating where it was assembled.

    • Blindmarc

      Exactly true

    • David G

      Maybe it was different for FoMoCo products then, since the Canadian-built 58 Edsels we Edsel owners have seen (from Ford’s Oakville Ontario plant) all had different engine-paint colors, and all had white-ish Steering Columns and Steering Wheels assembled. (States-built cars all had color-coded Columns and Wheels, coded to the myriad of choices of interior trim colors.) Think i once heard that this was some sort of a safety requirement in Canada at the time, but can’t be sure of that reason. Other than that, the only diffs i remember hearing of with the Eddies is that certain engine options available in the states weren’t available in Canadian-built Edsels. Strange to think that Canadian-built Chevs had *no* differences from their States-built siblings since the Canucks usually wanted to do something to them -if only for cosmetic reasons- so they could call set them apart in *some* way from the States cars..

  4. DT

    Nice looking bucket of rust

  5. erikj

    DT, Where are you going with the rust thing.You must be commenting on some other car.NOT COOL That belair is pretty clean open your eyes!!!

    • Tom S.

      From the ebay description: “The floor and trunk have been patched in the past, but no holes are showing. Floor braces are rotten.”

  6. Blindmarc

    Not sold

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