The 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe body style became very popular when first introduced in 1949. Called a hard top convertible, it was soon known simply as a hard top or 2 door hardtop. The Bel Air hardtop was Chevrolet’s version of the Buick Roadmaster Riviera ($3143.00) and the Oldsmobile 98 Holiday ($2882.00). However, the 1951 Chevy Bel Air cost only $1914.00. Several hundred dollars cheaper than the 1951 Buick or 1951 Oldsmobile Hard Tops. Chevrolet in 1951 was a year ahead of Ford and Plymouth in introducing a pillarless coupe like the 1951 Bel Air.
Prices of 1949, 1950 and 1951 Chevrolet cars were competitive, styling was consistent varying only in minor details like the grille, taillights and side molding. For this reason sales of all the early 1950s Chevy cars were very good, especially the 1951 Chevy 4 doors.
1951 Chevrolet Bel Air
Like all the 1951 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe models the Bel Air’s had chrome rear fender gravel shields and painted fender skirts. Four different special two tone combinations were offered for Bel Air interiors. Bel Air upholstery was in two tone gray striped pile cord fabric with genuine deep buff leather bolsters.
1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air
The model number of the 1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe Bel Air was 2154. Body style number was 1037. The factory price of a 1951 Chevy Bel Air was $1914.00. Only the 1951 Chevy Station Wagon and 1951 Chevy Convertible cost more. Total production figure of the 1951 Chevy Belair was 103,356 units, up about 25,000 cars from 1950. 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air Parts For Sale
1951 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Custom
“Stop, Look and Ask Yourself – what’s the point in paying more?” said one magazine ad….“Think of all the outstanding advantages of the new Chevrolet for 1951, and you’ll find yourself wondering why anyone should want to pay more for an automobile!” said another ad in a popular magazine like the Saturday Evening Post. The 1951 Chevy cars cost less than most of their competitor. 1951 Chevrolet hardtop For Sale
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