1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Series – The 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1953 to 1975 and the designation was applied to a 3 car line up for 1953. The 1953 Chevrolet Belaire front end styling was bold and overloaded with chrome. The grille featured a horizontal chrome bar with three vertical fins, capped at each end with a circular turn signal parking light housing. Chevrolet customers welcomed the 1953 Belair with much excitement and critics deemed it smooth and its gracefully rounded lines stylish upon release.
To identify the luxury 1953 Chevy Bel Air coupe from the lower cost 1953 Chevy 210 and 1953 Chevy 150 models, Chevrolet added a double molding on the rear fender. They then enclosed a panel that was decorated with a short, wide ribbed molding. 1953 Chevy Bel Aire Script and the Chevy crest was mounted on the leading edge above a large chrome gravel shield that protected the rear fender. Fender skirts were standard.
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe 2 Door Hard Top
The new 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air weighed up to 200 pounds more than other cars in its field. Much of the extra weight came from Chevrolets stronger more rigid body construction. The one piece curved windshield and wide rear windows provided excellent visibility.
1953 Chevy 2 door Bel Air Sedan
Before you decide on your next car see how the new Chevrolet Bel Air makes driving safer! said on 1953 Chevrolet Bel Aire advertisement. Why Chevrolet’s eye catching good looks wear so well and last so long! said another.
1953 Chevy 4 Door Bel Air Sedan
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1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Factory Price and Production Totals
- 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air 4 Door 6 passenger Sedan $1874.00 / 246,284
- 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air 2 Door 6 passenger Sedan $1620.00 / 144,401
- 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air 2 Door 6 passenger Sport Coupe $2051.00 / 99,047
- 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air 2 Door 5 passenger Convertible $3470.00 / 24,047
1953 Chevrolet Hardtop Custom
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