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Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe Bel Air

The bugger is in the details! This 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe Bel Air is a testament to patience and learning.

Irwin Becker has been hands-on with his Deluxe Bel Air. I’ll let him give you the info on his sweet Chevy…

"This is the first generation of the Chevy hardtop, which Chevy named Bel Air to make it different than the regular Deluxe."

"When I bought the car in 1998, every piece of stainless was held onto the car with screws. I had to find used stainless pieces and taught myself to remove the dents and then file, sand and polish the pieces and find the clips to properly install them on the car. The clips for the small pieces of stainless between the rear and side window on the car had to be handmade. 

I enjoy driving the car and have put about 20,000 miles on it over the years I have owned it. At car shows it always draws attention and is fun to talk to young people who see the clutch but don't know where the stick is located. Three on the tree is a past anomaly."


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