Used Car of the Day: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1962 chevrolet bel air

This 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air is considered a survivor and has paint and trim that is in good shape -- at least according to the seller.

There's a 283 cubic-inch V8 under the hood and the car has 69,000 miles on it. The transmission is a column-shift, three-speed with vacuum overdrive.

The suspension is stock, and the tires are 18s and 20s so that the car has stance. The seller says it's show-ready as-is, and he or she wants wagons in trade.

This car is in Fresno, California, and is priced at $26,000.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Jul 06, 2023

    My comment was deleted again for no good reason. Growing up I had a neighbor that had a brand new 62 Chevy Impala SS gold exterior and interior with bucket seats console, automatic with shifter in the console, a 409, air, power steering and power brakes. It was a beauty and it along with another neighbor who had a white 57 Plymouth Fury with gold side trim got me interested in cars at an early age. Both cars were lust worthy. Another neighbor had a fire engine red 2 door 61 Corvair Monza with 4 on the floor, bucket seats, and wheel covers with the spinners. I always liked Chevy Impalas from 61 thru 70 just beautiful cars. This 62 Bel Air is in great shape but I as others who have commented would rather have the original rims and hubcaps. Sweet ride indeed.

  • RHD RHD on Jul 10, 2023

    It's unique because not very many of them are around any more. As far as a driver, it would be pretty mediocre, especially by the standards of today. Poor handling, acceleration, mileage, comfort, braking, clouds of carbon monoxide, no seat belts... it would be like buying a 1962 refrigerator over a nice, quiet new one with all the lights, storage bins and icemaker. It looks cool, gets the job done, but is terribly outdated and was a very ordinary car even back then.

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