1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

1954 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 for sale in Salem, Oregon, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Salem, Oregon, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible 2-Door
Year: 1954
Mileage: 94,558
VIN: C54J018053
Color: Pink / White
Power options: Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear wheel drive
Interior color: Pink / White
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 1954

1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

I purchased this car in 1989 from a man in Colorado - it has been in our family for 25 years. I flew with a friend to Colorado and drove it home to San Diego. I used it as my daily driver around town in the San Diego area for several years before undertaking a three year long frame off restoration which was completed in 1995.

The features of the car are:

  • All original except the color - pink and white chosen to match the 1954 Chevrolet Convertible Body by Fisher advertisement from the July 1954 edition of the Saturday Evening Post. As far as I know, his color was never made by Chevrolet See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/autohistorian/5720820352/ There are many internet sites with this ad, nd original copies can be purchased on ebay.
  • Options include: power steering, ower brakes, ower top, power seat, ower windows. Original automatic headlight dimmer comes with the car but is not installed. Optional windshield washer installed.
  • Full frame off restoration. This car was completely disassembled by me and then re-assembled with 3-4 months of professional assistance from Ron's Auto Body in San Marcos CA.
  • Two stage epoxy paint color / primer with polyurethane clear coat. The clear is very thick and mirror smooth. The body was taken down to bare metal before painting. All body parts were stripped and repainted.
  • Rebuilt engine. 235 cu in 6-cylinder. Machine work by Wilsons Machine Works in Encinitas CA. All engine accessories rebuilt. I have always used Mobil-1 full synthetic oil.
  • Rebuilt Transmission. Cast iron two speed Powerglide automatic.
  • Rebuilt differential.
  • Rebuilt power steering, ower brakes.
  • All chassis parts and the complete differential sandblasted and powder coated.
  • Body undercoating was redone while off the frame.
  • All fasteners re-plated original zinc.
  • New brakes, nd suspension.
  • New brake lines, uel lines, iring harness.
  • All chrome and stainless trim re-chromed or polished.
  • New matching pink and white interior, nd white convertible top.
  • White interior carpets, ith black fitted carpet over the top to keep it clean.
  • Seat belts installed for 6 people.
  • 4 extra wheels (pink) come with the car for use with a second set of tires. Spare tire in the trunk.
  • Original glass reinstalled.
  • 6V system - it's original.

See the video of the top coming down here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAXjpKuHVtI

See the walk around video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfGlvYSPr00

and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQP1w5J6Vc

See attached pictures. We located the place where the Body by Fisher ad was photographed in Palm Springs CA and took a picture there. See above. This is a great car; truly a piece of Americana.

It is a consistent show winner and is very popular.

It averages about 18 mpg. Parts are easily obtained and are relatively inexpensive. I'm talking $15 for a carb rebuild kit for example.

Please let me know if there are questions or if you would like to see the car in person. Contact Erick Cook (503) 332-9208

Buyer responsible for all shipping and movement of the vehicle.

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