Monday, August 17, 2009

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air For Sale

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air For Sale. In 1962 the 409 could be had in any big Chevrolet. The 409 "Bubble Top" Bel Air was a heart stopping combination. This hardtop got its nickname from the vast sweeps of front to rear window glass and was a great drag car due to its lighter weight. This 409 was fit with a close ratio four speed and no one could come close in the stoplight drags. At the strip it reached 115 MPH in the quarter mile.

The first 409 Chevys with the lightweight Z11 drag racing package were built in late 1962. They had aluminum hood, inner fenders and front fenders. About 100 cars were built by Chevrolet. Factory cost $2,668.00 and it had a 119 wheelbase. the base engine on the 1962 Bel Air was a 283. However a 327 cid 250 hp, 327 cid 300 hp, 409 cid 340 hp and a 409 cid 380 Hp engine was available.