1952 Chevrolet Bel Air Deluxe 2 Door Hardtop. Just like the one I had in high school except without the rust....... Fresh from the Tucson Desert where it has spent it's entire life. This is the best original Early Chevrolet hardtop that I have seen in quite some time. It was sporting all of it's original interior, tattered as it was, and the jambs and trunk are still original paint, which was Regal maroon with an onyx black top. It has had one repaint long long ago in what appears to be 57 Belair Dusk Pearl. It has worn down to a very nice patina. I like it just the way it is and I probably wouldn't paint it, after all, I never got around to painting the one I had in high school. I was rat rodding before rat rodding was cool.......not that I wanted to be a rat rodder, I just couldn't afford gas, beer, And paint, something had to give. This car runs and drives like a new 52 Chevy. Everything underneath is very clean as is typical for a desert car. It had fender skirts,the original wheels, hubcaps, and trim rings with wide whitewalls, I am just not a fenderskirt/wide whitewall kinda guy so I have put a set of Corvette Rally Wheels on it with new T/A radials. These early Hardtops are getting quite hard to find in this condition. I have a very hard time bringing myself to modify a car that has stayed intact for 59 years, but there is simply no comparison to driving it with a stock six cylinder and an L98 Corvette motor and 4 on the floor. Update; The complete original drivetrain has been replaced with an L-98 Corvette motor, an old school 4 speed overdrive, and a 57 Ford 9 inch rearend, power disk brakes, sway bars, etc new customized original gauges including tach, AM/FM, MP3 Radio. It runs and drives like a million bucks now, and it would take a lot of typing to explain everything that has been done in the process..... Wow, This old girl is really fun now. Any guilt I felt about changing out that original drivetrain quickly dissappeared with the first testdrive. It now has a new yellow and black 57 Belair style interior that is very top notch, with lizard skin insulation and sound deadener under it all. Maybe one day it will get the yellow paint to match. offered at $25,900 for now..
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