135824 / 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

Logging mere weekend miles since its detailed, body-off restoration, this sweet Chevy displays clean metalwork that simply glistens under our bright showroom lighting. When the car’s current owner purchased it, way back in 1977, it had suffered a blown engine at the hands of an overzealous drag racer. With the installation of a new small block the car was ready to roll, and the owner’s wife commenced driving it back and forth to work. After a decade and roughly 125K miles, the wife moved on to newer transportation, and the Bel Air was stashed in storage while parts were located for a ground-up restoration. In 2006, the car was rolled out of storage and stripped bare using a DA sander, aircraft chemical and Blast Tight bead media. That rigorous regimen was followed by two coats of U-Tech self-etching primer, sealer and quality DuPont urethane 2-stage. And in 2008, this Chevy launched onto the scene as a Roman Red rocket that would eventually win National, Grand National and Senior honors from the Antique Automobile Club of America! Built by Pete Taylor of Junior Johnson and Holman Moody fame, this hardtop’s exclusive 409 is choice power for a car that helped birth the big block Chevy phenomenon. Power flows through a tough Borg Warner T10 4-speed, which spins a factory-spec axle that’s equipped with a posi-traction differential and spry, 4.11 gears. Holding that virtually unbreakable drivetrain off the ground is a traditional double A-arm front and 4-link rear suspension. That suspension’s handling is greatly enhanced by a power-assisted 605 steering box. Stops are provided by a quartet of power-assisted drums. And at the corners of the car, Roman Red steelies spin 8.00-14 BF Goodrich Silvertowns around polished dog dish hubcaps. Fully sorted and ready to roll, this awesome Bel Air is a wonderful classic to drive, enjoy and haul two or three of your coolest friends in. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information!


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