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Tri-Five V8: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

The 1956 Chevrolet was akin to a middle child. By today’s standards, the first year of the “Tri-Fives” was like the first born, and the third year was like the last born, leaving the middle year to sometimes get… more»

Genuine Fuelie:1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Some classic cars are okay, while others are achingly beautiful. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible fits into the latter category but is far more than a mere pretty face. It is one of the rare ’57 Convertibles to… more»

2 For 1 Project: Pair of 1958 Chevrolets

The 1958 Chevrolets would turn out to be “one-year-wonders.” All new that year, the cars were longer, lower, and heavier than the year before and would get redone again for 1959 as a reaction to earlier moves made by… more»

Barn-Stored 30 Years: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Originally, Chevrolet had intended for the 1957 models to be all-new cars, but production delays held them up until 1958. So, the 1957 editions received a healthy facelift instead, including their now-famous tailfins. This ’57 Bel Air 4-door sedan… more»

Weekend Cruiser! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

A Tri-Five Chevy is not an uncommon sight these days because so many of them were made. Across all three model years (1955-57), nearly five million automobiles were built, including more than 168,000 Bel Air Sport Coupes like the… more»

Built 409: 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Sedan

The “409” badge on this 1963 Bel Air’s front fender tells part of its story but doesn’t reveal the whole truth. Yes, there is a 409ci V8 under the hood, but it is anything but ordinary. Thanks to a… more»

396/3-On-The-Tree! 1969 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet introduced their Bel Air model back in 1950, and for the next quarter-century, the car stayed in production and lasted through seven generations.  1965 saw the beginning of gen six, when the Bel Air received yet another restyle,… more»

350 V8 Six-Pack: 1957 Chevrolet “El Camino”

If you wanted a so-called “gentleman’s pickup” (car-based) in 1957, you’d have to shop at your Ford dealer as the new Ranchero was the only game in town. Chevrolet didn’t follow suit until 1959 when they redesigned their cars… more»

28k Miles! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Ask a Chevy enthusiast which is their favorite Tri-Five year model, and you’ll get a reputable response, no matter which of the three they choose.  It’s one of those questions that doesn’t have a wrong answer, as they’re all… more»

53 Years On Jacks! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The Chevy Bel Air was a common sight in 1957 – more than 168,000 copies of the 2-door Sport Coupe alone were built that year. The seller bought the car in Washington State and put 90,000 miles on it… more»

Tri-Five Sleeper: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The Bel Air Sport Coupe was one of the most popular of the “Tri-Five” Chevies of 1955-57. This ’57 edition has only had three owners, comes with an interesting story, and has been treated to a newer engine and… more»

Drop-Top Project: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Except for the Nomad sport wagon, perhaps the most desirable Tri-Five Chevrolet is the Bel Air convertible. This 1955 edition saw a production of more than 42,000 copies, yet how often do you see one on the road today?… more»

Two-Owner Project: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Was there a better way to “See the USA in Your Chevrolet” than in a 1955 Bel Air? Apparently, 800,000 buyers thought not did because that’s how many rolled off the assembly line in the first of what would… more»

Belamino Conversion! 1956 Chevrolet Nomad

The Chevy Nomad was a limited production “sport wagon” built by GM for three model years (1955-57). It was part of the now-famous Tri-Five Chevies and saw just 22,375 copies assembled. This 1956 edition was customized some years ago… more»

Spotless Icon: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The word “icon” is probably one of the most over-used in the classic car world, and I’m as guilty as the next person of using it. However, some classics deserve to carry that tag, and the 1957 Chevrolet Bel… more»

Ready To Enjoy! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The Chevy Nomad was conceived for 1955 as a 2-door “sport” station wagon. It only saw three years of production before becoming a “regular” wagon in the sales portfolio (the similar Pontiac Safari was also built between 1955-and 57)…. more»