1952 Chevy Bel Air

bel_air_chevyThe Chevrolet Bel Air was a full-size automobile that was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1950–1975 model years. Hardtops in the Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952, but it was not a distinct series of its own until the 1953 model year. Bel Air production continued in Canada for its home market only through the 1981 model year.

front_end_chevyFor 1950, Chevrolet came up with a revolutionary style that would set a pattern for decades. The Bel Air Hardtop (on the DeLuxe line was styled as a convertible with a non-detachable solid roof. Models like this had been around since the 1920s, including early Chevrolets, with no degree of success. But the newly revised idea, sweeping the GM line from Chevrolet to Cadillac, had finally found its era. First year production reached only 76,662 as buyers cautiously tested the revised concept. The car cost $1,741 and weighed 3,225 lb (1,463 kg). Front suspension was independent, named “knee-action”. (excerpt from Wiki)

Here in Las Vegas on the ‘Vegas Strip’, I just happened to have come across one of the most legendary motor vehicles of the 19th Century.  It was on display in front of one of the most prestigious hotels and casinos in Las Vegas; The Luxor Hotel/Casino.  It was an early Saturday morning and the sun was hitting the candy paint of this vintage car just right.  So,, I had to capture it with my DSLR.  These are the photos from that small session.  ENJOY!

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