Catching a glimpse of a vintage Bel Air that's been brought to top form is always a mood elevator, but when the car in question pairs the singular presence and outstanding power featured by this 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air, it's really something to behold. Just the sheer visual impact of this vintage cruiser makes it a standout, but it's got plenty more to offer than that, including a crisp, well-configured interior and an expansive big block rumbling away under its hood that's been built for optimum performance.
If someone were to tell you to close your eyes and picture a Bel Air that exemplified inspired hot rod style, the result would likely be very close to what we have here. This is an outstanding representative of the model, that's been treated to just the right level of customization to create a one of a kind appearance. Its lowered stance is absolutely killer and the right amount of offset has been dialed into the mix to not only frame the sizable aftermarket wheels to perfection, but to also allow the clearance needed for frequent driving. It's wearing magnetic paint that has a brilliant shine to it - just a detailing session would elevate it to undisputed show quality. From the front grille sitting just below an awesome looking cowl hood, back to the rear bumper, the collection of chrome exterior fittings is in excellent shape and the overall alignment on this Chevy is nice and straight.
Just inside the doors is one seriously inspired driving environment with an overall vintage feel, with some well-chosen modern upgrades added to increase functionality. The front and rear bench seats wear well-fitted vinyl covers with gray cloth accents that are in great shape and they loom over matching carpet that looks flat out new and is aptly accented by Bel Air floormats. A set of white faced AutoMeter gauges takes the place of the original displays inside the silver instrument cluster that provides a good contrast to the glossy red steel that surrounds it, and the underdash air conditioning system is in top form to keep you and your passengers comfortable. The Sony stereo at the center of the dash teams with an array of speakers to provide a great audio experience. In back, the trunk area is clean and well-prepped to withstand the elements.
The view beneath the hood is a showstopper. A skillfully built 454 cubic inch V8 stands eagerly by in a stellar engine bay, framed by a pair of inner fenders color matched to the exterior. Fed by a FiTech fuel injection system and armed with a Dual Spectre cold air intake and a performance cam to take its performance to the next level, this is one exceedingly potent big block and it sends a fittingly commanding note into the aftermarket headers leading to its dual exhaust while teaming with a smooth shifting 3-speed automatic transmission that's navigated by the B&M shifter inside the cockpit. With the battery relocated to the trunk and the engine nicely dressed in chrome, the engine bay has a striking, minimalistic appearance that will really make a lasting impression. Power steering makes for easy maneuverability, while power disc brakes at all four corners with slotted and drilled rotors bring easy, fade resistant stops as this exceptional automotive icon cruises on a set of staggered Coys wheels - 20” in front and 22” in back.
The curb appeal of this 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air is astronomical and it's got the power to knock you back in your seat and bring a smile to your face. Call today!