A relatively cheap car when it was new, you look at this 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air now and it just oozes class. Chevrolet shifted 1,250,803 cars for this model year and this 2-door Bel Air was one of 103,356 cars made. At a $1914 base price it was nearly $300 more than the 4-door sedan but $1000 cheaper than the cheapest Cadillac.
Power comes from a 235.5 cubic inch six-cylinder engine – we wouldn’t see a V8 on a Chevrolet until 1955. Hooked up to this is a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission which is denoted by a script on the deck lid.
The Bel Air offered 4 different, special two-tone interiors and a Bel Air script is seen on the glove box. Note the clock isn’t electric powered and is a 39 hour wind up model.
Chrome rear fender gravel shields are typical of Chevrolet’s of this era.
This car was made in Janesville, Wisconsin in April 1951.
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