1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe Restomod

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Chevrolet
Model Bel Air
Mileage 26506 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1960
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color White
History Yes
VIN: 01537S76487

Restomods take many forms, some more subtle than others, like this deftly enhanced 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe. It hides a number of driveability-enhancing updates under an essentially stock skin, including a five-speed overdrive manual transmission hooked to a triple-carb 348 engine, and four-wheel disc brakes. The car also wears a recent “high-quality” paint job, along with a “new” interior, according to the seller, who notes the upgrades have turned it in to an “excellent-driving” classic Chevy. According to the seller, the previous owner had the 348-cu.in. V-8 engine overhauled, although the exact details of the rebuild are unknown to him. The engine is topped with a vintage 3x2 induction system, and it’s said to start, idle, and run well, with no smoke and no oil leaks. The engine is paired with a Tremec five-speed manual gearbox shifts well. Complementing powertrain elements include a Flowmaster exhaust system with electrically operated cut-outs, as well as a 100-amp alternator conversion hidden with the stock-appearing generator housing. Additionally, the engine compartment appears to be very detailed, with many correct-style hose clamps and other fasteners apparent in the accompanying photos. The exterior wears an “exceptional” repaint of the original Ermine White color, according to the seller, who adds the finish appears well-buffed, with no swirl marks and a few minor blemishes, here and there. The seller also notes there is no rust in the body and that the underside of the car had been previously rustproofed. The glass is said to be in “excellent” condition, along with the window, door, and trunk seals, which were replaced after the car was painted. Additionally, the exterior trim and chrome appear to be in very good condition, with a few minor scuff marks visible on the bumpers. The seller notes that the parking lights still retain their original, 1960-date-coded lenses, while the original brake lamps have been replaced with LED lamps for “greater visibility.” Inside, the Bel Air’s blue bench-seat cabin was reportedly restored and is said to remain in “excellent-appearing” condition, with minimal apparent wear, with most of it evident in the floormats. The seller reports the carpet, seat covers, and headliner are “correct-appearing reproductions,” while the door panels and dashboard also appear to be in “very good” condition. He also notes that all of the interior trim is intact, all of the gauges are functional, and the heater works. The only reported nonoperational feature is the original AM radio. The chassis and suspension elements are said to be in “excellent” condition, with no reported needs or issues, and good braking performance. Upgrades and recent service include new front shocks and rear air shocks, an added front stabilizer bar, and “newer” wheel bearings. There is also a Wilwood four-wheel disc brake system, with a Wilwood master cylinder and all-new brake lines. Along with the five-speed transmission, the brake system and other suspension enhancements are said to “greatly improve the car’s driveability,”. It rolls on recently installed 15-inch painted steel wheels, with the correct flag-style hub cabs, that are mounted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. There are a few apparent nicks on the wheels, but they appear to be in very good condition.