1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door 502 V8 Custom Sedan

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Type: Used
Year: 1954
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air 2 Door 502 V8 Custom Sedan
Body: 2 Door Sedan
Engine Size: 502 Big Block V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 725
VIN: 542439F542
Stock: 542
Ext Color: Gray
Int Color: Gray

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this customized with no expense spared 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan custom hot rod with only some 725 miles since the build in a beautiful 'Dark Gray' color base/clearcoat repaint on a very straight body and with a striking custom matching 'Gray' interior; with a new Chevrolet crate Big Block 502/461HP V8 fuel injected engine with 725 miles.

Engine Type: Chevy Big-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.): 502
Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.470 x 4.000
Block: Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
Crankshaft: Forged steel
Connecting Rods: Forged steel, shot peened
Pistons: Forged aluminum
Camshaft Type: Hydraulic roller
Camshaft Lift (in.): .510 intake / .540 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.): 211 intake / 230 exhaust
Cylinder Heads: Iron rectangular port; 118-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.): 2.190 intake / 1.880 exhaust
Compression Ratio: 8.75:1
Rocker Arms: Stamped steel
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
Water Pump: Cast-iron, long-style
Flexplate: 14"
Recommended Fuel: Regular Pump
Ignition Timing: 32 Total @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Recommended rpm: 5500
Balanced: External

One of the USA's most recognized classic cars ever, the top-of-the-line Bel Air series, introduced for the 1953 model year, replaced the Styleline DeLuxe series. It was to become the most desirable Chevrolet model of the 1950's, offering a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base 150 & 210 series and offered in a wide range of body styles, including a convertible, Sport Coupe hardtop, two- and four-door sedans and four-door station wagons.

As the American public began to prefer posh to economy, the Bel Air began to outsell the lesser series, including both 150 and 210 models. As a partial answer to this, Chevrolet re-introduced the Two-Ten Sport Coupe hardtop in the middle of the 1955 model year, and also added a four-door Two-Ten hardtop Sport Sedan for 1956. Neither achieved the sales of their Bel Air counterparts, however, even though they were only about $100 cheaper than the Bel Airs, which provided some more luxury and premium exterior trim. Today, the Bel Air series of Chevrolets from 1953 to 1957 are considered the most desirable models for collectors and well maintained and preserved models such as this particular example have the ultimate appeal, especially well built customs. Indeed there's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess in the fifties than these Chevrolet's.

One of the USA's most recognized classic cars ever, the Chevrolet Bel Air was introduced in 1950 as a sporting 2 door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 6 cylinder engine and using a smooth Powerglide transmission. The Bel Air range was expanded in 1953 to sedans and a very desirable convertible and by 1954, a station wagon, the Nomad was added to the range of models. By 1955 a comprehensive restyling arrived at its definitive classic shape and the Bel Air was the flagship model of the entire Chevrolet division.

This particular 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan example was recently restored and customized with no expense spared, including the installation of a new 502 V8 crate motor with only some 725 miles on the build since its restoration. This is a phenomenally well built custom which still holds true to its roots and which obviously sounds and drives absolutely magnificently - see the video on our You Tube Page on our website for visuals.

In summary this must be one of the finest custom examples anywhere of a fully operational and turn-key customized 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan with upgraded modern components yet which still has a classic original Bel Air look as well as all the modern day custom upgrades and technical advances and boasting a very desirable 502 V8 engine - a wonderful example of America's favorite 1950's classic car and a wonderful addition to any muscle car or custom hot rod enthusiasts collection!

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