In The Family For Decades: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

1962 Chevy Bel Air

Barn Finds reader Olaf E sent us this interesting find from Brantley, Alabama. The Bel Air is listed here on craigslist for only $1,700. While the seller states that the car has only 67,000 miles and shows the odometer, I’m not sure that it hasn’t flipped; maybe more documentation is available, however, as the seller states it’s been in their family for decades. It’s pretty clear that the car has been sitting for a while, and while most of it is pretty solid, there will certainly be some rust to deal with if you are interested in a restoration project. On the other hand, the rust, paint, moss and pine needles have certainly made the finish interesting! A collection of hubcaps are in the trunk, although I don’t think I saw a complete set of anything. The inline six is known to be reliable, and the two-door body style is preferred by most collectors. I guess it all depends on what you want to do with it! Why not let us know what you’d do in the comments section?


  1. Woodie Man

    Okay. Its official. Some sellers are completely nuts.

    • Barry T

      Sitting and rotting for decades is more like it.

  2. JW454

    Rust free sheet metal in the trunk is about $500, good usable fenders are $250 each, core support is $100, inner fenders are $50 each, hood is $150, frame that has no rust holes $400, Front seat frame $75, doors $150 each. Then you have rear axle, transmission, engine, rear seat, dash, roof panel, trunk lid…. I think we could get there for someone looking for a parts car.

    • JamestownMike

      Have you seen the car in person? Are you the seller? How do you know all those parts are good?

  3. David

    I saw this on my local craigslist a couple of days ago, and that’s when I realized that sellers are complete lunatics.

  4. Rick

    The 67,000 is likely correct, cars from that era very seldom went more than 140K and then went to the junkyard. In fact, most cars from that era seldom went much past 100K before they were scrapped, typically the trans went out by then or they just fell apart

  5. don

    another idiot seller, 67k miles , NO! try 167K possible 267K, $500 bucks at best.

  6. moosie Craig

    When I look at this car I feel the need for a tetanus shot. Overpriced & too far gone.

  7. Luke Fitzgerald

    It’s always the same isn’t it – people have probably been pestering the owner for years to sell – “no, we’re gunna do it up” – it sits, and finally when the old bastard dies and the car is completely f$&@(d – it’s for sale – rare car

    • JamestownMike

      Lol…….SO TRUE! Big plans, big talk but NO money and action. My theory is if you can’t save it, sell it to someone that CAN save it………BEFORE it’s too gone!

  8. Joe Moss

    LOVE the description.. Body’s in GOOD SHAPE… At least this lier had plenty of pictures to show how nice it truly is…

  9. Ralph Robichaud

    What is scrap metal worth?

    That’s all I see.

    Unless one wants to prove that you can build something out of nothing.

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