1954 Bel Air Chevrolet “Tuxedo”
The production of the Bel Air, full-size Chevrolet vehicle, started back in the 1950 and lasted until 1981. The three decades of production are divided in seven different generations. This particular 1954 Bel Air Chevrolet is the last model year from the first generation. Based on a GM A-body platform the Bel Air was produced in several different body styles, 2-door hardtop, 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, 2-door convertible and 4-door station wagon.
Speaking about the engine, only two options were available for the first generation, 3.5 liter 215.5 cubic inch “Thriftmaster” and 3.9 liter 235.5 cubic inch “Blue Flame” L6. The transmission could be 3-speed manual of 2-speed powerglide automatic. Those are the specifications for the factory models produced back in the early 50’s, but as you can see this particular vehicle is completely restored and modified.