1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056

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Documented high-end build. LS1 V8, 5-speed, full Global West suspension with Panhard, 4-wheel disc, ice cold A/C. Stunning paint and bodywork, beautiful stock-style interior with upgraded gauges. 707 miles on the build. Ready to rock!Well let you know up front that we love this car. Everything about it is just the way wed do it if we were building one for ourselves. From the sizzling Millennium Yellow paint to the potent LS1 V8 to the grippy suspension, its right in every way that matters. Theres extensive documentation showing a plain Jane 6-cylinder 2-door being stripped bare and rebuilt from there. No rust issues and since it was a 6-cylinder, it wasnt abused or twisted. The results are simply stunning, with laser-straight bodywork, excellent panel fit, even gaps, and a finish thats a mile deep. The color is Millennium yellow from a 2000 Corvette, and that seems fitting since theres a lot of Corvette DNA built into this Bel Air. All the original trim remains intact, so it doesnt look like some kind of half-finished ‘80s leftover, and it was all refinished to show standards. That means beautiful chrome bumpers, a slash of polished stainless along the flanks, and those awesome taillights. The anodized grille is in beautiful shape and all the emblems and lenses were replaced with quality reproductions. I mean, someone was really sweating the details on this one.The interior sticks to the factor formula as well, including bench seats, an original steering wheel, and original dash and switchgear. Sure, that charcoal upholstery is a little more modern than 1962, but the patterns are correct and it works extremely well with the yellow paint. The original dash was retained, although the original warning lights were replaced with Auto Meter gauges monitoring oil pressure, water temperature, and fuel level. Theres also a tach under the dash that looks suitably vintage. Vintage Air supplied the A/C system that stays mostly out of sight under the dash and is managed by the original controls. Other goodies include a tilt steering column, a digital AM/FM/iPod stereo, and that cool Hurst shifter for the 5-speed manual transmission. The back seat is big enough for real adults, and the trunk will easily carry all your gear on a cross-country cruise.But the real reason we love this car is under the skin, where it has been extensively upgraded. In front theres a Corvette LS1 V8, whose legendary performance and durability make it a preferred choice in todays builds. Its mostly stock, so it runs superbly-easy starts, perfect idle, and a wide powerband that never feels like its working very hard. A few chrome dress-up parts work well with the Corvette-branded coil covers and a giant aluminum radiator with electric fan keeps it cool under any circumstances. Underneath theres a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission spinning a custom-built Ford 9-inch rear end with 4.11 gears on a Posi limited slip. The transmissions deep overdrive makes it a superlative highway cruiser but the 4.11 gears ensure that its nasty fast on the street. Hooking it up is a full Global West suspension, including custom tubular control arms, rack-and-pinion steering, fat sway bars, and a Panhard rod setup to locate the rear axle. This doesnt feel like a full-sized luxury car anymore! Theres also a big disc brake at each corner because this car gathers speed far extremely well, as well as a great-sounding custom dual exhaust system that was coated black to help it blend in. Staggered Coys wheels measure 17x8 up front and 18x10 in back and carry 245/45/17 and 275/40/18 performance radials, respectively. Documentation is extensive, with a thick binder full of restoration photos, receipts, and manuals. The original owners manual is also included.This car is just incredible from any angle. It has all the features you want, it is bulletproof reliable, it drives like a new Camaro, and its seriously quick. A no-compromises resto-mod that gets the balance exactly right. Call today!Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    21511T279076
  • Classic Car ID
    101646459
  • Stock Number
    118122
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    707 miles
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Millennium Yellow

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