Once again here at The Status Life, we find ourselves bewitched by a vehicle from the 60s and, this time, it’s this majestic looking 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe that is going up for sale with RM Sotheby’s. Wonderfully attractive and presented in immaculate condition, this one will definitely have a lot of interested bidders by the time the hammer goes down.
This spectacular steed possesses a bevy of attractive features that includes 409 bhp, 409 cu. in. OHV V-8, dual Carter AFB carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with ball joints, upper and lower control arms, coil springs, tubular shocks, and anti-roll bar, rear live axle with three-link trailing arms lateral link, coil springs and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel, 11-inch hydraulic drum brakes.
A real American icon, this 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe is a sight to behold and will enhance any classic car collection considerably. In this lightweight coupe, a drag racer’s favourite, as it is the best of both worlds between a stiff body and weight, 0–60 times were in the neighbourhood of seven seconds, with quarter-miles in the 15s on street tires—and far quicker on race rubber. As the fastest car Chevrolet could build at the time (Corvette’s biggest engine was a 327), it’s difficult to consider someone specifying a car like this with anything but racing in mind so it was ordered without a radio, heater, clock, or cigarette lighter.
All numbers and stampings appear to be present on this lot, and they appear to verify the configuration also. In addition, this 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe is complete with its original warranty protection plan book. Somewhere in Wichita, someone probably remembers this car lurking at a
downtown stoplight on a Saturday night, a relaxed driver that was confident that, for one year at least, he had the coolest-looking car out there.
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