This Bel Air was originally sold in Cheyenne, Wyoming and remained with the owner for 40 years and has had just one owner since. The dry climate has been good to the Bel Air as the sheet metal is rust free and all original. A replacement of the carpets allowed the seller to take a good look at the floors and they were found to be absolutely rust free as well. Listed on Ebay in Arvada, Colorado, expect this beautiful Bel Air survivor to have plenty of interest as survivor cars like this one are very rare.
The ‘Twilight Blue’ and ‘Ermine White’ paint is an absolutely perfect color for this car but maybe I’m a little biased as I owned a ’64 Impala in ‘Azure Aqua’ which is similar. Of course the Impala wagon was the top trim choice for 1962 but who’s to argue with the dog dish caps and a little less flash with the trim. Nicely optioned, the Bel Air is powered by 250hp 327 V8, Powerglide, posi-traction rear, dual exhaust and power steering and brakes. The car has 76,000 original miles and is said to be very tight, solid and drive extremely well.
Although extremely nice, there are some imperfections. A crease can be seen on the front passenger door and there is a dent near the drivers side rear bumper. The seller believes the paint is 90% original but you can see some mismatch in the touch ups on the drivers side. A total respray might be in order but sometimes pictures tend to misrepresent paint flaws and make them seem worse.
The interior looks as nice as the outside. The color scheme is carried through and only minimal wear and fade is evident. All the gauges and mechanisms are said to work without issue. Growing up with Chevy wagons like this and having owned a ’64 Impala, this is a personal favorite of mine. Chevy was the king marquee in the 60’s evidenced by the record number of Chevy’s sold in 1965. When you take a look a car like this 1962 Bel Air it’s easy to see why America fell in love with Chevrolet.