Bel Air

Rolling Tri-Five: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Some of the most successful U.S.-made automobiles were the 1955-57 full-size Chevrolets. With nearly five million units produced, they would go on to be known as the “Tri Fives”. The top-line Bel Air would be a best-seller, including this… more»

No Reserve 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Tri-Five Chevrolets will always generate interest in the classic market, whether original or customized. This rust-free 1956 Bel Air is no exception. It could benefit from a fresh coat of paint, but its upgraded drivetrain and immaculate interior make… more»

Bubble Top Project: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

The Chevrolet Bel Air got a redesign to begin it’s fifth-generation in 1961, with the 2-door hardtop models now lovingly known as the bubble tops, due to the large amount of glass and minimal sheet metal surrounding it.  If… more»

Bubbletop Project Revisited: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

In 1961, you could order either a Chevy Impala or a Bel Air as a 2-door hardtop with the so-called “bubbletop” roofline. But in 1962, Chevrolet decided to go with a more formal roof for the upscale Impala, leaving… more»

BF Auction: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop

If you ever doubted whether there are fantastic classics hidden away in barns and sheds, this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop should ease those fears. It is an estate find that began hibernating in 2003. It recently emerged… more»

Unrestored Original 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan

With only two owners and a storage period that spans nearly half its life, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has a well-documented history and may be of particular interest to those who enjoy an extra set of doors on… more»

Power Pack V8: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet redesigned its automobiles for 1955 and introduced a small-block V8 that would help usher in performance for stock street cars. The stylish Bel Air Sport Coupe would be quite popular, and you could get one with the “Power… more»

Rock-Solid Barn Find: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air proves that cool and desirable classics are hidden in barns and sheds, waiting for the right person to wander along and liberate them from years of captivity. It has spent over four decades squirreled… more»

Tri-Five Delight! 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

It’s always a plus when you run across a ’55 Chevrolet with a history that can also be traced back the same number of years, but additional good news when the car happens to be the top-of-the-line Bel Air… more»

Original Paint! 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

We’ve featured quite a few tri-fives here on Barn Finds over the years, everything from complete project cars to trailer-queen restorations, but one condition that seems to be at least somewhat elusive is the well-preserved near survivor-status cars on… more»

Parade Ready: 1953 Chevrolet BelAir Convertible

We all know the story of the ’55-’57 Chevy. We have covered them extensively here on BF and there’s probably not much else that can be said. But what about their ’53-’54 predecessors? They’re really not as newsworthy probably… more»

Sport Wagon Project: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The 1955-57 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad “sport wagon” was not a commercial success. Fewer than 23,000 of them were built in three years. And it wasn’t that 2-door station wagons weren’t popular – Chevy sold a whole lot more… more»

409/4-Speed! 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top

Power might not be everything, but it is not something that is lacking in the 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air. Its performance would have been impressive when the car rolled off the showroom floor, but the seller has lifted it… more»

Sport Wagon: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Why didn’t Chevy sell more than 23,000 Nomads throughout their three-year run in the mid-1950s? It was part of the top-of-the-line Bel Air series, so there were plenty of creature comforts. They sold plenty of other station wagons across… more»

Ran When Parked: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The original Chevy Nomad might be thought of as an experiment as it was produced in smaller numbers for three years and then discontinued. From the cowl forward, it was a Bel Air; but for the rest of the… more»

409/4-Speed: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubbletop

Occasionally, a car will appear on our desks at Barn Finds, which poses the question of whether a classic can literally be too nice to see active service. That may well be the case with this 1962 Chevrolet Bel… more»