Too Many Doors? 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Chevrolet redesigned its cars for the second year in a row in 1959. This was in response to Chrysler’s “Forward Look” push in 1957 that set the industry on its ear, styling-wise. The ’59 Chevies may have gone a little overboard with wild tailfins and cat’s eye taillights, so the sheet metal gurus toned things down a bit in 1960. From that second year is this Bel Air 4-door sedan, perhaps the best-selling body style across all GM lines. Although the engine will run for a short time, this car is a restoration project waiting to happen. Locating in a garage in Harvard, Illinois, this family man’s car is available here on eBay where only one bid has been cast at $1,500. Tip finder T.J. has been at it again!

When this vehicle was built, Chevrolet did not track production numbers by series but by body style. And just shy of a half-million 4-door sedans were built in 1960 wearing Impala, Bel Air, or Biscayne badging. Thus, this car had a lot of company when it was new but maybe less so today as collectors are more interested in saving coupes, hardtops, and convertibles rather than pillared sedans. We don’t know the specific history of this automobile, but the seller’s use of the term “barn find” might suggest he/she found it in hiding and brought it home to either restore or flip.

There’s a 283 cubic inch V8 under the hood and considering it wears some bling, it may have been tinkered with a bit over the years. Though the motor will run for a minute, the fuel lines are clogged or the fuel pump is bad. Chevy’s 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission is present, but we don’t know if it’s functional. The car won’t stop on its own as the master cylinder is frozen.

The body may be in fair condition, but the seller does mention there is some rust around the rear wheel wells. Also, there is body damage on the rear end of the driver’s side. The interior looks well worn and there are covers over the seats that may be hiding more problems. But if the bidding doesn’t fire up at the last minute, you could get a cheap car to restore or harvest for parts for that Impala you’ve been waiting to rebuild.

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  1. Rw

    You can make any vehicle cool this could be a FBI , moonshine runner,or paint doors white state trooper or sheriff’s ride.. ..

    Like 6
  2. 64 Bonneville

    sold for $1500. Going to take some serious body work on the left rear quarter with the way it is pushed in, too.

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  3. CCFisher

    Not too many doors, too many pillars.

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  4. DON

    Some two door Chevy is going to have a new black front clip on it soon ! Not a bad price for a running small block and decent front sheet metal . I’m thinking all the parts that will work on the 2 door will be harvested for spares and the rest scrapped .

    Like 2
  5. ACZ

    Good parts car.

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  6. PRA4SNW

    A buddy of mine just finished restoring a 4 door ’58. I would say that 4 doors can look mighty good!


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