Not quite the Same

February 28th, 2011

1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Sedan © 2011

The 54’s got a minor face lift, but that was enough to make them remain in the winners column. 1954 model Bel Air 4 Doors out sold their 1953 counter parts by 1466 units!! One very popular color combination was a brownish-orange color and ivory that came out on the ’54 models. A friend of mine bought one of those beauties and when doing so, he ordered every chrome option available. It was really a showy automobile!! The 210 4 door was a nice looking car, but even with adding many options, it’s looks didn’t come anyplace near those of a Bel Air! I find it interesting that when the Stove Bolt Six was introduced in 1929, it’s horsepower rating was 46. Revisions made over the interim increased the 1954 horsepower rating to 125!!