1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubbletop
(Featured on 3rd July 2013)
Model: Bel Air
Sellers original description:
Built as tribute to the 60's and 70's drag cars back in the day, this rare 61 Bel Air bubbletop with it's nose up stance and thumping big block definitely nails the look of the typical "weekend warrior"
Just finished earlier this year from a fresh frame on restoration the car is ready to cruise and show.
Fully detailed chassis, interior, engine compartment, interior and body.
Too many new parts to list them all but here are some highlights.
Drivetrain is a balanced and blueprinted built 454 with forged rods and 10.5 to 1 pistons.
Heads are ported and polished with 2.30 valves.
Edelbrock intake with Holley 750 double pumper.
Vintage re-curved Mallory Unilite distributor and coil.
Sanderson coated headers with new side exit exhaust and mufflers.
Built T-350 trans with a 3,000 B&M converter, shift kit and trans cooler.
Entire engine compartment and suspension were treated to a complete nut and bolt restoration.
All new underhood wiring harnesses, battery, alternator, cables, Spal electric fan. Water pump
Front suspension also fully restored with new bushings, ball joints and 2" lift springs from Detroit Eaton S.pring.
Steering box is new along with brake lines and hoses and a freshly stripped and painted frame.
All new wheels and tires. 15" tubeless cheater slicks, Torq Thrusts and 7.75 x 15 Firestone bias plys from Coker Tire.
Custom interior is all new from carpet to headliner.
Custom dash mounted oil pressure and temp gauge with dash mounted retro tach and volt gauge.
Underdash wiring harness and fuse panel are new along with original radio and heater delete block off plates.
All weather stripping has been replaced.
Bumpers have been rechromed.
All side moldings and grille have been detailed. New headlamp bezels.
Body has had one repaint probably many years ago and was just gone over with a cut, buff and polish Looks very nice.
Not only is this car set up differently than all the pro-touring cars out there and attracts ALOT of attention, it is a very rare and hard to find model. With over a million fullsize Chevy's produced in 61 only 8671 were of this model and body style. Probably not too many have survived. Your not going to see yourself going down the road.