Classic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air - 2 door hard top

Price: US $16,500.00 Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • Type: 2 door sedan
  • Trim: Standard
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 0
  • VIN: C53J111848
  • Color: Yellow/White
  • Engine size: 235 (3.9L)
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Poweglide 2-speed
  • Drive type: Automatic
  • Interior color: Green
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

1953 Chevy Bel Air Overview

The 1953 was the first year of the one piece front windshield and a key-switch starter.Inline 6 cylinder, overhead valve 235 (3.9L) cubic inch displacement (CID) Blue flame 136 hp engine and Powerglide two speed automatic transmission.

Hydraulic lifters were used in the Powerglide 235 and a fully pressurized lubrication system was introduced in 1953, but only in cars ordered with the “Powerglide” transmission.

Mileage 35,646

Original owners manual.

Chrome rims including the spare tire, wide white wall tires.

12 volt conversion runs on unleaded gasoline, 12 miles to the gallon.

Un-cracked ocean liner sized steering wheel with full chrome horn ring and motif button.

Dual sun visors, factory gauges (clock is not currently operable). No radio, heater currently not connected.

Original headliner and interior lights. Front seat needs upholstery.

Rust at rear by trunk left and right and passenger door panel.

Original side skirts.

Electric wipers, new motor installed.

No SMOG required and California registration for 2016 was $78.00.

Classic car insurance is very affordable and spare parts are universally available.

1953 Chevy Bel Air

Record of Work


Regular gas conversion

New spark plugs

Distributor and rotor cap

Alternator and belt

Rebuilt carburetor and gaskets

Starter solenoid and coil

Flex plate

Aluminum radiator with additional electrical radiator fan


New stainless steel brake lines and hoses

New rear brake drums

New rear brake cylinder

New rear brake shoes

Rebuilt master cylinder

New brake light switch

New Brake pedal spring


New left rear axle

New Left rear axle bearings

New left rear wheel seal

Alignment and Suspension

New sway bar bushings

New shocks

Front wheel alignment


12 volt conversion

New tail light wiring harness

New backup light wiring harness

New backup lights

New battery and cables

New headlights

New turn signal switches


New transmission side covers

New extension housing

New exhaust seat at manifold

New fuel pump

New valve cover

New oil pan


New hood springs

New gas tank

New electrical wipers

New dual exhaust

New Classic Chevy floor mats