To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. C54N056295
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 45,000 US
In 1953, Bel Air became its own model and was applied to Chevrolet's top-of-the-line model range. For this year’s offering, Chevrolet had three new models and 17 body styles to select from. This was the company's widest range of offerings in its history. The introduction of the Corvette was stirring up press for the company, but so was the Bel Air, considered the company's crown jewel. The 1954 Bel Air Series consisted of a two and four-door sedan, sport coupe, a convertible coupe and now a four-door station wagon.
The new-for-1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe was brimming with beauty, inside and out. The new styling was in keeping with new performance. Everything that was standard on the lower priced series was standard on the Bel Air, plus so much more including comfort, convenience and styling options. There was a one-piece curved windshield that added superb visibility. The luggage compartment was massive and the 115-inch wheelbase provided plenty of interior room for its occupants. The 115 horsepower Blue-Flame inline six-cylinder engine was new and the most powerful engine in Chevrolet's history.
Presented in what is described as “original condition,” this two-tone blue and white two-door hardtop also has a complementary blue and white vinyl and cloth interior. The straight six-cylinder 235-cid Blue Flame engine is paired with the Powerglide automatic transmission; the car is stated to have its original paint, original jack and tools. Distinctive bright trim elements add to the period style, as does rear fender skirts and whitewall tires. Power steering, power brakes, heater/defroster and a factory radio are other appropriate features. 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe