Bel Air Page
is a 1962 Bel Air " Tie Clip Edition". Apparently there
were about 1500 of these bodies left over at the end of the production
run, and someone decided that it would help move these out if they
created a special edition. So, the dash was padded, a little
extra chrome was added and the ignition key was a tie clip right from
the factory. This car came with that key which I still have.
I haven't been able to verify this story with GM Canada or a high
profile Chevy publication. When contacted, they were not aware
of any such promotion. I acquired this unit as a parts car for
my Impala and have robbed all the locks out of this unit for the
other car. So now I have an Impala "tie clip edition". Apparently
this was a daily driver up until about 2000 when someone ran into the
right rear quarter and the owner finally parked it. When I got to
it, the windshield had a few bullet holes in it, the windshield wiper
motor and most of the emblems were gone and it was over run with mice.
I was able to salvage some chrome, inner fenders, heater motor,
heater core and some dash parts. The unit was not too hard to
start up and once the oil got circulating it purred like a kitten. I
think it was a 235 cu in in line 6 with a 3 spd standard on the tree.
Motor has been sold but still have transmission and clutch and doors
and glass etc if you need some.
You have to
think that the neighbors were pretty excited to see a classic like this
land on a driveway in their neighborhood?
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