Last updated Sep 22, 2008
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door Sedan. This car is equipped with a 454, 4 speed, 12 bolt posi, P/S & PDB. It drives & rides fantastic. It is (in my opion) very fast - All though I don't race it often, in 2006 I made a 12.88 @ 107 MPH pass on street tires with closed exhaust.
In a nutshell, everything on this car is either new or recently rebuilt - see the "Specs" tab for all of the details. If the component was rebuilt, it was thoroughly rebuilt (ex. the transmission got all new gears as well as bearings, gaskets & synchronizers).
This car started life as 6 cylinder, 10 bolt with 3 on the tree. By the time I got the car, the original engine & transmission had already been replaced. To complete the 4 speed transformation, I've replaced the 3 speed column with a floor shift column.
It was originally white with a blue interior. It's now an original Mist Blue color with two-tone blue interior.
In case you're wondering, Why is this car for sale? I never keep any one car too long. I'll keep at most two "hobby cars" at a time, but that's it. I'm selling this car for one reason only - I've been there & done that...I'm ready for the next vehicle.
Ever wonder what the difference between a Bel Air, Biscayne or an Impala are? Check-out my Blog below.
'72 Chevelle's 454 w/ .060 over bore, competition valve job, roller tip rockers & 7/16" push rods. On top of the polished aluminum intake is 750 Double pumper with mechanical secondaries & electric choke. It has a hi-volume fuel pump & Mallory Unilite ignition system.
M20 (all new gears, bearings, input shaft).
It has a Hurst SuperShifter (straight-line linkage) with a Competition Plus handle. (I replaced the 3 speed column with floor shift type).
The clutch is Zoom Kevlar street/strip.
The rear is a HD 12 bolt with Eaton posi unit & 3:73 rears.
Suspension & Steering:
Polly-graphite bushings throughout the front and rear. New springs & Lakewood drag shocks - 70/30 in the front & 50/50 in the rear.
It has a new 3.5 turn lock-to-lock steering box, all new ball-joints, tie-rod ends, center link, bushings, etc.
Hedman 1 7/8" Ceramic coated headers, 2 1/4" aluminized tubes with a cross over pipe and 40 series Flowmaster mufflers.
Tires & Wheels;
Rear - Nitto 275/60/15 Drag Radials on AZ Chevy Ralley Wheels.
Front - 205/75/15 Goodyears on AG Chevy Ralley Wheels.
I also have a set of brand new Sombrero style Ralley center caps too.
Power Disk Brakes
AM Radio with a FM Converter (Old School - Low Tech)
Everything; Engine, Transmission, Rear, plumbing, steering, brakes, suspension, steering, tires, wheels, color, interior (although reproduced to resemble original).
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Jan 12, 2008
Not everyone understands the difference between a Bel Air, Biscayne or an Impala. Thus, I'm going to do my best to try to explain the differences and similarities. The Bel Air line had changed after the introduction of the Impala (1958) and Caprice (1965)...