Frame off restoration, Horsepower +

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: B53S134309
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 402 Chevy
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: East Peoria, Illinois, United States


This Chevy BelAir was treated to a complete frame off restoration less than 200 miles ago. It was then given a new base coat/clear coat red paint job, and all chrome and stainless trim was either replaced, or refurbished to like new condition.

The interior is finished in tan pleather with ostrich accents. Vintage heat and air conditioning keep things comfortable, and VDO gauges monitor the vital functions. A Lecarra steering wheel provides the control, and brand new Painless wiring keeps everything trouble free.

The power train consists of a 402 cubic inch big block Chevy estimated at 500 horsepower. Internals include an aggressive cam, 101cc closed chamber heads, Accel ignition, a 750 cfm Holley carburetor, headers, and 3 inch exhaust with H pipe and Flowmaster mufflers. Edelbrock accessories were added to enhance the appearance. A high torque starter was added to assure plenty of power to bring the 402 to life, and a completely rebuilt Turbo 400 automatic transmission with B&M shifter puts the power to the rear wheels.

The undercarriage has been highly modified utilizing an Air Ride Technologies system at all four corners with individual controls. A Heidt front end with manual rack and pinion steering provide the handling, and front disc/rear drum brakes assure smooth, straight stops. The rear end is a 9 inch Ford with 3:08 gears and four link suspension. Rolling stock is new Boyd Coddington wheels with Falken 255/45ZR 18 tires ($3500 package).