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1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan, in Driving Condition, Rare Power Steering

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 83713
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 235 cubic inch straight 6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Powerglide automatic
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada

Description

This 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door sedan was purchased new from Guest Motors in Hull, Quebec.The car was later driven across Canada to British Columbia and was purchased by our family in the early 1970's. The vehicle was used as a daily driver and in the mid 1980's it underwent a full engine rebuild and transmission servicing.In 1985 the car was parked in a storage garage where it remained for over 30 years.The car is totally dry and has not seen rain since it was put in storage.
Carefully brought back to life in the summer of 2018, the car is now a good running example from the past.I drove this car all last summer with no issues.This 66 year old vehicle is in generally solid condition with the expected blemishes of an original example of this vintage. Please consider the "good" and the "bad" as they are indicated below.
The car is located in Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada
The good:Drives and stops as it shouldStrong 235 cubic inch engine, hydraulic valvesRare power steering in good working orderNew gas tank, sending unit, exhaust system, water pump and batteryTemperature, oil pressure, battery and gas gauges are all in good working orderSpeedometer in good working order showing 83,713 original milesNewer whitewall tires5 chrome wheel covers in nice conditionOriginal fender skirtsBrakes and master cylinder serviced and in good working conditionRear differential has been servicedWheel bearings freshly packedOriginal jackSolid frame and undercarriageOriginal owners manual
The Bad:Interior is original and is in poor condition. Carpets are goneOriginal radiator has been replaced with a modern one. (I have the OE radiator)The headlight shrouds are from a 1954Interior (cabin) heater doesn't workRadio turns on but has no soundPowerglide transmission has an ATF leak and shifts not as smoothly as it once didThe car was poorly re-painted (in the original color) in the 1970's and shows surface rust throughoutBody work has been done to the LF fender and also the RR quarter panelGrill and bumper chrome is in poor conditionBody side moldings are dentedThere is rust perforation at the rear of the trunk floor panThere are rust perforations at the bottom of the rear fendersThe rear bumper shroud and the body panel below the trunk lid have rustThere is a star shaped rock chip in the windshield that has never got any larger
I have indicated and shown in the photos the good and the bad to the best of my ability with no intention of hiding any issues that the car may have.
This car is a good candidate for a complete restoration, or just drive it like I did as a blast from the past.
Please ask questions.
$1,000 non refundable Paypal deposit upon purchase. Full purchase price due within 3 days. Paypal only
Local pick up only. Buyer is responsible for arranging shipping and for all shipping costs. I will assist the shipper to load vehicle.

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