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As Seen on Craigslist – 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Far be it from me to question the integrity of anyone selling a car on Craigslist, but this car is not really a two-door.  Well, it is in the sense that it has two functioning doors, but not in the sense that it left the factory that way.  In case you were thinking that the space between the trailing edge of the door and the rear wheel well looked a little off, you’re right – two-door Bel Airs of this vintage have longer doors than this one does.  That’s not to say that this car isn’t in good shape otherwise, but I’d be leery of any other amateur bodywork or weirdness.  I guess I can’t blame anybody here – it’s not like it would be easy to sell a brown, four-door, six-cylinder Bel Air, and you’ll certainly have the only one like it if you buy this one.

61 Bel Air


As Seen on Craigslist – 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne

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Yeah, yeah, it’s a four-door, and a six-cylinder, and the three-speed is likely on-the-tree.  I don’t care, because for about three grand you could have (with my usual caveat – if it’s not rusty) an extremely cool and very durable cruiser.  Sounds like the seller has done the important stuff like making sure it starts and stops, so theoretically all you would need to do is keep it in tune and resist any urges to paint it flat black with red wheels.  I personally like the two-tone brown, and I just hope that the cut springs don’t make the ride too harsh.  BCAS approved!

63 Biscayne

As Seen on Craigslist – 1955 Chevy Beauville Wagon

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I’m not much of a tri-five Chevy guy, but my love for wagons knows no bounds.  My car geek senses are also tingling, because I never knew until today that Chevrolet used the “Beauville” name on anything but full-size vans.  To top it off, this car is slathered in a lovely shade of baby poop brown Navajo Tan with a white top, which is pretty styling.  All in all, it’s a nice little ride for the money (about 1/3 what you’d pay for a similar two-door car) and you can fit the whole family.  Who needs a V8 when you have this much style?
55 Chevy Wagon