Barn find 1927 Buick & 1941 Hudson- Reseda, California
In June of 2010 I was asked to help evaluate and uncover a rather unique
group of classic cars; one of which had be sitting since just after World
War 2. In fact there was an original WW2 Navy uniform still sitting in the
back seat. More rare cars came of hiding that fortuitous day. I was lucky
enough to recover and bring home a few of these time-forgotten relics.
6.2 Diesel Cold Start
Starting my '87 Chevy after 3 Years.
Hearing that old Detroit roar to life was like talking to a long-lost
friend. Now I need to find an El Camino to stuff this boat anchor into!
Thanks to 1997cr80r for the suggestion
1950 Chevrolet The Inside Story General Motors 12min
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size automobile that was produced by the
Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1950--1975 model years.
Hardtops in the Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline model range were designated with
the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952, but it was not a distinct series of its
own until the 1953 model year. Bel Air production continued in Canada for
its home market only through the 1981 model year.
In 1950, Chevrolet came up with a revolutionary style that would set a
pattern for decades. The Bel Air Hardtop (on the DeLuxe line) was styled as
a convertible with a non-detachable solid roof. Models like this had been
around since the 1920s, including early Chevrolets, with no degree of
success. But the newly revised idea, sweeping the GM line from Chevrolet to
Cadillac, had finally found its era. First year production reached only
76,662 as buyers cautiously tested the revised concept. The car cost $1,741
and weighed 3,225 lb (1,463 kg). Front suspension was independent, named
In 1953 Chevrolet renamed its series and the Bel Air name was applied to
the premium model range. Two lower series, the 150 and 210, also emerged.
The 1953 Chevrolet was advertised as "Entirely new through and through,"
due to the restyled body panels, front and rear ends. However, essentially
these Chevrolets had the same frame and mechanicals as the 1949-52 cars.
The Bel Air series featured a wide chrome strip of molding from the rear
fender bulge, to the rear bumper. The inside of this stripe was painted a
coordinating color with the outside body color, and "Bel Air" scripts were
added inside the strip. Lesser models had no model designation anywhere on
the car, only having a Chevy crest on the hood and trunk. 1953 was the
first year for a curved, one-piece windshield. Bel Air interiors had a
massive expanse of chrome across the lower part of the dashboard, along
with a de luxe Bel Air steering wheel with full chrome horn ring. Carpeting
and full wheel covers rounded out Bel Air standard equipment. For 1954, the
Bel Air stayed essentially the same, except for a revised grille and
taillights. During these years, there were two engine choices, depending on
the transmission ordered. Both engines were "Blue Flame" inline six
cylinder OHV engines, featuring hydraulic valve lifters and aluminum
pistons. The 115 hp (86 kW) engine was standard on stickshift models, with
solid lifters and splash plus pressure lubrication. Powerglide cars got a
125 hp (93 kW) version which had hydraulic lifters and full pressure
lubrication. In 1953-54, Bel Airs could be ordered in convertible, hardtop
coupe, 2- and 4-door sedans, and, for 1954, the Beauville station wagon
which featured woodgrain trim around the side windows. Power steering was
optional for 1953; 1954 added power brakes, power seat positioner and power
front windows. 1954 cars with stick shift used the 1953 Powerglide
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test
IIHS 50th anniversary demonstration test • September 9, 2009
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet
Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the
new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. "What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
More information at http://www.iihs.org
1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air 2 Door - FOR SALE - www.OCclassicCars.com.MP4
This stock appearing 52 Chevy Styleline Deluxe Bel-Air has been upgraded
with a GMC 302 c.i. 6 cylinder engine, deuce 2 bbl carbs, 3 speed on the
tree, electronic ignition Split Fenton 3x2 cast headers, dual Exhaust, and heavy duty radiator with Smitty
Both front floor pans were replaced with this 52 was restored with OEM
panels. Dual mirrors on the doors with dual faux spot lights, sun visor,
fender skirts, train air horns and custom stereo.
1954 Chevy Bel Air Barn Find (The Barn Finders)
a 1954 chevy bel air found in the countryside in mannitoba:
junkyardjunkeez.com Sam points out a few details on a 1954 Chevy Bel Air
barn find on a frosty morning. Make sure to check back here on The Barn
Finder channel to see what junkyard junkeez and badger buddy are finding in
their respective necks of the woods!
1000 HORSEPOWER 57 CHEVY BURNOUT.
THIS IS A WALK AROUND VIDEO OF MY 57 BEL AIRE THAT I HAVE FOR SALE.THE CAR
IS VERY CLEAN WITH A 540 CUBIC INCH MERLIN BIG BLOCK CHEVY WITH AN 871
LITTLEFIELD BLOWER.THE MOTOR WAS CUSTOM BUILT AT BIG AL,S TOYBOX. EMAIL ME
WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT SOQUICK2006@YAHOO.COM
Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he
probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he
sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we
have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It
obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay
attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.