- 1960 Belair 2 door post Sleeper - 348, M21, Positraction - Beautiful '60 Chevy
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- SubModel: - Restomod Bubbletop -
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1960
- Mileage: 36,000
- VIN: 01511S223262
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 348 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 - Restomod Bubbletop -1960 Chevrolet Belair
Big Block 348
Up for bids is this dialed-in '60 Belair Bubbletop. Sold new at Ed Lee Chevrolet in Mineral Springs Texas, t started life as a 6-cylinder Powerglide car. Extremely solid and original, n 2007 it was sold to a restorer who specializes in 58-64 Chevrolets, e used his years of experience to perform a seamless transplant of big block power mated with a manual transmission. While he was at it he added 605 power steering, ll new brakes and suspension, nd a posi 3.55 rear for good measure. The result is a very understated sleeper that has more than what meets the eye.
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The car has had one careful repaint in its original color of Cascade Green. The paint and prep were done very well, his is nice paint. On close inspection you'll find some touched in chips scattered about, ut overall the car stands tall. The body panels are very straight and the car is extremely solid with no rust issues or signs of previous repair. Tires have good tread and the wheels and hubcaps are all in nice condition.
Straight bumpers with good chrome. All of the trim is original and still looking great, ith just a few small flaws here and there.
All of the glass are the original E-Z-Eye tinted pieces from new, ncluding the windshield. It's picked up one small chip (visible in the 2nd photo below), therwise all of the glass is really outstanding.
Straight grill with good center emblem. T3 headlights.
Tail-light lenses are all crystal clear. The chrome on the wing trim pieces is excellent, ith no pitting or tarnishing.
Clean trunk with good weatherstripping.
With the exception of the seat upholstery, his interior is all original. From the flooring, o the headliner, o the door panels, o the weatherstripping - it's remarkably well preserved for being 56 years old. The recovering of the seats was done with first class workmanship, he fit and finish is terrific.
Very nice steering wheel with no cracks. A correct 4-spd steering column was installed to replace the automatic. Vintage style Sun tach is operable and all of the gauges are working as well. An authentic radio-delete plate was added.
The mileage reading of 36K is interesting to me, n one hand it seems pretty impossible to be original, ut on the other I look at the original flooring, riginal glass, ondition of the sills, iring, tc. There's lots of original aspects of this car, ut due to its age it's sold mileage-exempt.
The 2nd photo below shows the original key fob from Ed Lee Chevrolet in Texas. Further below is an old ad for their dealership, lick to enlarge.
The door jambs still have original paint. The windlacing shows some fading, new reproduction set in pale green is included. The headliner shows some staining but is original.
Undisturbed footwells and kick panels.
Original door panels and weatherstripping - hanging in there after 5+ decades.
Most folks would have been content with a basic 350/350 swap when doing this transplant. It takes a special person to keep it period correct, nd what a killer job they've done here. The 348 has about 2000 miles on it and runs perfectly. Starts at the flick of the key and runs beautifully. The M21 moves through the gears precisely, he car brakes well, andles well, asically does everything it should with no issues.
605 power steering makes around town driving easy. Rebuilt Rochester 4Jet carb. All new fuel and brake lines. Undercarriage looks just as good as the top, his car's ready to show and go.
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About the reserve price:
Out of fairness to all bidders the reserve is held in confidence, lease just bid at the level that you feel comfortable paying. This auction ends Tuesday January 19th at 10AM Pacific Tim, 2 Noon Centra, PM Eastern, PM GMT.
I will contact the winning bidder via email within 3 hours of auction completion. I would like a $500 deposit via paypal within 24 hours. Balance is due (bank check or bank wire transfer only) within 5 calendar days of auction end. The car will be securely garaged until pickup.
About this auction:
This auction process is a legally binding contract into which you enter when you click "confirm" on your bid. Please have finances in order before you decide to bid and please ask all questions before you decide to bid. Basically, please only bid if you are ready to purchase this vehicle. Vehicle is sold as-is with no warranties expressed or implied. License plate is not included. Any disputes regarding the sale of this vehicle shall be resolved through binding arbitration exclusively in Multnomah County, regon under applicable state laws. By bidding you agree to these terms.
Please note: The Oregon DMV is titling the car into my business name, here may be a title delay dependent on how long it takes them to process it.
Please check my feedback, take customer satisfaction very seriously and am a licensed, onded and insured dealer in the State of Oregon. I own this car outright and the pictures were taken last week.
You and/or your representative are welcome and encouraged to inspect the vehicle in person before the close of auction. I can be reached at 503-891-7702 between the hours of 9-5. Previously sold inventory is available to view at www.cascadiaclassic.com
Post Auction details:
The transport cost is the responsiblity of the winning bidder, lthough I'll be happy to help with logistics. I have a wholesale account with a shipping dispatch service and can help you find a reasonable rate.
Overseas bidders may contact any of these international shippers for a quote:
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Thanks for looking!
Cascadia Classic LLC - DA0639