What you're looking at is opportunity. This 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air wagon is your chance to have one classic that can carry the family and cargo in one vintage vehicle. It even has a comfy A/C interior and highway-friendly overdrive. And while you can justify this Chevy to your practical side, the enthusiasts in you will instantly gravitate to the adjustable air ride suspension, slick two-tone, four-wheel disc brakes, and fuel-injected V8 power. So, this is the one classic that your practical and passionate sides can agree on.
There's nothing about the first impression that will ever make anyone assume this is just some random grocery-getter. This two-tone tan and blue have a terrific modern luster, and the blue also has the right hint of metallic you want in a cruiser. Even the Boss wheels were painted to match. But more than just color, the canvas has to be at its best. So there was plenty invested in making the sheetmetal look great. These quite straight panels mean the full-length trim looks like an uninterrupted line down the Bel Air's body. Plus, the bumpers, grille, and all that window trim shine brightly, too. But the detail you're likely going to spend the most time on is the full custom pinstripe package. And you can make sure people get a clear view of even the artwork on the roof, because the adjustable air ride suspension lets you dial-in that ideal low stance.
Not only does the interior follow a similar tan and blue color theme, but also it's full of thoughtful detailing. For example, to make sure they kept the classic atmosphere, some of the best upgrades are well integrated into this wagon. The AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth and USB is a retro-style unit that doesn't look out of place in the dash, and the modern R134a air conditioning controls blend in, too. Even the compressor for the air ride suspension is nicely hidden in the rear storage. So your first impression really gets to take in the fresh and vintage look of the button-top seats with striped cloth inserts. The door panels are done to match, and even the carpeting continues the two-tone look. The driver does get a few nice reminders that this is an upgraded cruiser with stand-out features like the pinstriping on the dash and Dakota Digital VHX gauges.
The engine bay has terrific style with the smooth inner walls done in blue and more custom pinstriping on the motor. But that's not the most impressive part. This is a modern LS-based Vortec 5.3-liter fuel-injected V8. It has been built for fun with a mild cam, 92mm intake, and a nice set of Hustler ceramic-coated headers. It's supported by the right pieces with everything from an Optima red top battery to an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. But doing a proper upgrade means more than just the motor. This has a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission. It has a stall converter for performance, and it also automatically shifts into easy overdrive cruising. The suspension gives you tubular A-arms up front, reinforced trailing arms in the rear, and sway bars at both ends. Plus, there's power steering, the grip of modern sport tires, and a Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes package with drilled & slotted rotors.
Complete with build receipts and service manuals, this is the perfect classic. After all, you'll convince everyone that you bought a versatile family vehicle with plenty of cargo space. But really it's the slick style, superior V8 power, and enhanced suspension that sold you. Since you're not the only one who would like to disguise a dream car as a practical classic, you should hurry and call today!