It’s not often that you see the colors beige and brown associated with the word exciting, but that’s exactly how we’d describe this rare, frame-off restored 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe currently for sale by RK Motors in Charlotte.
According to the seller, the car is “fully rebuilt and completely polished” and has the original, numbers-matching 235 cubic inch inline six-cylinder engine mated to the original 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. The original powertrain is joined by the original Chevrolet “steelie” wheels shod in fresh Goodyear Super Cushion Deluxe whitewall tires.
Inside, occupants are treated to tan and brown trim and seating surfaces, which are joined by 2-tone door panels, chrome door handles, deluxe brown carpet and other all-original features such as a tan headliner and old-school radio. In front of the driver is Chevy’s 2-tone aircraft-inspired steering wheel and attractive Art Deco gauges.
This particular 1952 Bel Air Coupe has some impressive pedigree, as it’s an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place winner and AACA Grand National First Prize winner. It’s also the recipient of 12 consecutive AACA Preservation Awards and a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Senior Award, backing up the quality of the car and its restoration.
Additional information and photos are available at RK Motors’ listing on eBay here.
Update: sold for $36,900.