Lot 231 - 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Panel Van
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The 1953 3.5 litre Chevrolet Bel Air Panel Van was a popular workhorse vehicle during its time, known for its durability and versatility. This vehicle was commonly used by small businesses and delivery services to transport goods and supplies. It featured a sturdy steel body and a reliable engine, which made it a reliable choice for those in need of a work vehicle. The panel van had a spacious interior and could carry a significant amount of cargo. The Bel Air was given a facelift in 1953. The pre-war technology, such as torque tube drive, six-cylinder splash feed engines, knee-action suspension, and split windshields of the early models, was phased out, and the foundations for the first post-war modern Chevrolet passenger car were finalized. The Bel Air series featured a wide chrome strip of molding from the rear fender bulge to the rear bumper. The inside of this stripe was painted a co-ordinating colour with the outside body colour, and ‘Bel Air’ scripts were added inside the strip. 1953 was the first year for a curved, one-piece windscreen.
This handsome Chevrolet Bel Air presents extremely well. The chromework glistens, and the paintwork is in good order. This powerful American classic fired up on request and we are told drives well. This 1953 example was registered in the UK in 2011 and is offered to auction with a V5C registration document. This Chevrolet Bel Air has presence and nostalgia in plentiful supply; it is an ideal vehicle to enjoy at local events or would be ideal for any business, it certainly has plenty of space to be sign written. Today, the 1953 Chevrolet Panel Van is considered a classic and is sought-after by collectors and car enthusiasts alike.
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