Original Blue Flame Straight 6 - Frame off Resto - Original 3-Speed Manual

1951 Chevrolet Deluxe Bel Air

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Deluxe Bel Air 1951

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Item location: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Deluxe Bel Air
Type: 2 Door Hardtop
Year: 1951
Mileage: 46,703
VIN: 1JKG119372
Color: Green
Engine size: 216.5ci Strait-6
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: AM Radio
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray/Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: AM Radio
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Here is a great example of one of GM’s greatest automobiles; the 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe Bel Air 2 door hardtop.

In 1949, all the Chevrolets got the first new styling after the war. The Deluxe was the brand new upper-end model for Chevrolet. The cheapest Deluxe was the Deluxe Styleline 6-passenger sedan, costing $1,492. Brakes were 11-inch drums. It had full instrumentation, and the front suspension had stabilizers.

Many things changed starting in 1950, starting with a luxuriously-appointed hardtop coupe, called the Bel Air. The new Bel Air included upgraded cord and leather-grain vinyl trim (available in a choice of several two-tone schemes), full carpeting and other appointments not available in even the Deluxe series, and a wide range of two-tone paint schemes. The 1950-1952 Bel Airs—during these early years, the Bel Air was officially part of the Deluxe range—shared only their front sheetmetal ahead of the A-pillar with the rest of the range. The windshield, doors, glass, and trunk were common with the Styleline convertible, but the roof, rear quarters and rear windows were unique.

The other change was the availability of Powerglide, a two-speed automatic transmission, exclusively in the Deluxe and Bel Air models. It was powered by a 235-cubic inch six-cylinder engine developing 105 horsepower and had a 3.55:1 rear differential; the engine went on to become the "Blue Flame six." Models sold with the standard three-speed manual transmission got the usual 216.5-cubic inch engine, developing 92 horsepower.

This beautiful, rust-free example has had a frame-off restoration. I have a book of photos showing the rust-free car prior to the restoration. The sheet metal is straight as an arrow, and shows only minimal marks from the mileage enjoyed since the paint was professionally applied. The original fender skirts and visor give it that great 50’s look as it cruises down the road with ease.

The interior is gorgeous, and finished in the correct colors and fabrics for 1951. Everything works… including the gauges, radio, horn, brake lights, directionals and headlights. The dash and headliner are in as nice of shape as the rest of the car, and will make someone very proud to allow gawkers to peek their head inside at a car show.

The original “Blue Flame 6” engine was completely rebuilt. The car starts, runs, idles and drives exactly like it should with no surprises. The 3-speed manual transmission eases into the gears without grinding or popping out of gear.

This is an inexpensive way to get into the collector car hobby. Or buy this to cruise around in while your “perfect” show car sits and waits for the next concours show event!

If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to call us at (608) 318-1945.
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