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Stock #4885


1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top – 409/409 with proper 2x4s
Frame off restoration, Original Data Tag, Los Angeles production, just gorgeous luster Tuxedo Black, factory red interior, fully built dated 409cid with fresh tune on the 2x4s, casting #3788068 is only for 1962-63 409s, this does not have the ‘x’ for ‘63’s, thusly block is correct only for 1962’s, dated cylinder heads, very strong compression, dual Carter AFB’S, dated rear end, proper period tachometer, factory 4-speed, beautiful original color, just terrific show underchassis, great body, history shows Washington State to Atlanta, full #s breakdown shown in this report, fresh braking system, the lighting checked

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409/409 Bubble Top with a frame off restoration of a Los Angeles production unit, a long list of the many numbers to support the fine condition are shown in this long Fraser Dante report, finished in just gorgeous factory Tuxedo Black luster along with a full correct factory beautiful Red correct interior, this matches with shown original data tag, the VIN#216376L186822 shows this to be a Los Angeles production of the Bel Air 2 door coupe, this has the proper built 409cid unit with the RPO ‘587’ 409 horsepower 409cid set up, thusly equipped with the correct engine casting number #3788068 for the production car, this engine casting thusly is only for the 1962s and this block is dated properly before the car build, presented with just now supplied in this report that have the many current notes, photos and ‘numbers’…this engine stamping is only for a “…..409……1962-63”, rebuilt properly dated heads that match the engine, (LINK) just outstanding compression with 171 to 179 psi in a dry cold reading just taken, better than new, has the correct dual 4V carbs, carburetors are the proper dual Carter AFB’s, (LINK) has a floor mounted shifter for the factory numbered 4-speed transmission and tail shaft, has the correct 1963 409cid chrome dual four air cleaner and valve covers, see the attached notes of the facts that are shown  that yield all the data known to this writer, has the restored red history shows that is out of Washington State, Nebraska and then to Atlanta, simply a really terrific underchassis that is believed to be all original metal, now very nicely show detailed with red oxide to believed factory specs, (LINK) in the restoration, the body work is terrific as all body panels believed to be ‘as factory’, this California produced car had the state required solid bumpers when it was initially produced and now this has been upgraded to the more desirable split chrome bumpers, recently had a full profession engine tune and setup of this valuable engine, has the proper working period steering column mounted factory tachometer, full factory red interior bench seat kit with the door panels are show ready, has the fresh high-tech oil and filter used, the systems checked in the test driving, 

History of this famous model and design: here is now presented in the just a striking factory correct Tuxedo Black with great luster along with the beautiful red interior, here is a true American classic take you back to a simpler time that yields one of the cornerstone vehicles of the original American Muscle Car movement, this rare, clean lines of the Bel Air Sports Coupe features the new for 1962 roof styling, the especially lighter weight and the simple lines of the car, the Bel Air saved 10 lbs in weight at 3440 lbs for the normal V8 cars over the Impala, thusly this would have been ordered with the 409cid engine, 2x4s and no power equipment for the most power in the day, data plate information (LINK),

This really looks terrific with the new steel 15” black steel dog dish wheels that yields an aggressive appearance, properly presented along with the bench seat with the striking red factory interior with lots of metal fleck…this restored and very landmark car is in great condition both physically and just mechanically, having such a car with a Los Angeles production VIN# and the original data tag adds to the investment value for the future, also a terrific color combination, great fresh mechanicals,

The car was recently painted when acquired by the Atlanta collector, we figure that was done about the 2016 period to the best of our knowledge, the Fraser Dante paint specialist came in and did his magic on any areas in attention, then the car was buffed again to bring out the luster, would consider this paint a 9/10 for top Driven Show,

Note: adding to the value of this great investment famous car and engine, there are extensive listings below of the viewed numbers along with many very exacting photos of the composition and equipment on the car today in Spring 2020 as were examined by actually viewing by Fraser Dante, please, please explore all of the photos and the many LINKS that are given in all aspects and are attached to this report, the chassis detailing is very close to factory correct with overspray, again, set up for Driven Show presentation, 

Engine: here is a very famous 409 horsepower version of the 409 cid engine that was available in 1962, it developed 1 hp per cubic inch with a dual four-barrel aluminum intake manifold and the two Carter AFB carburetors, massive torque, the RPO ‘587’ 409 horsepower 409cid cost $376.65… this top 409 horsepower had the two “D” series (500 cfm each) Carter AFB carbs….noting the only difference in the engines was the external induction fuel system…according to the information via the factory, it had a forged steel crankshaft, note that this dual-quad version was immortalized in the Beach Boys song titled “409“, here in this car is the very correct 409cid engine with all the codes, this engine casting number that clearly shows #3788068 that is only for the 1962 409s…the date code is properly before the production date of the car, there is not a VIN # on the pad, please see all of our specific LINKS that shows all of the actual numbers viewed, then, we have taken an attached group of the very important photos that further show exactly what we have here today (SEE THE PHOTO LINK), as stated above, now in Spring 2019, a dry cold compression reading is taken with the results of 171 to 179 lbs…better then new (SEE THE LINK), this has the correct dated and cast and proper heads #3814690 that are dated correctly with the car (SEE THE LINKS OF PHOTOS), we have the dual 4vs Carter AFB #1481 carburetors that are correct castings, these numbers are show with the specific page, they are mounted on the aluminum GM Winters stamping with the numbers of #3814881, see all the numbers that are posted along with the many actual photos just taken (SEE ALL OF THE EXTENSIVE LINKS)once this car came to Atlanta, it was a new restoration and great effort was spent in setting this up to drive, now this has receipts for all the valves are just set for great driving, a full professional tune at Fraser Dante was recently completed by our Senior Tech with full Chevrolet background that is very exacting, all aspects of the carbs that were fully restored in said receipt as well as the final work in Fraser Dante that our photos show,

additional work:  Also in the restoration, in order for this famous engine to work well, this 1962 Bel Air Sport coupe has had a new fuel tank and the complete system installed for better fuel induction with clean fuel for aggressive driving performance of this famous engine,

Red interior/lighting: one of the high points of this presentation is the full new factory red bench seated interior, the red material has the correct metallic inserts that looks sharp and fresh, note the back seats have the gorgeous silver inserts design, note that this has the factory original side quarter glass, is slightly de-laminating but is very hard to find such original glass after 57 years, we think this is pretty cool and valuable, this has the new proper ‘salt and pepper’ carpet kit installed, great inner door sills, the 1962 Bel Air hereby presented has the proper and original horn cap, has the restored two pronged steering wheel, there are a bit of very minor pitting as this is believed to be factory original, see that the upper dash of red metal and the padded dash are restored, the dash fascia with the gauges has been beautifully restored with stainless and gauges, the very well-presented headliner is white, all of the lighting is just checked in the Fraser Dante shop and it works as do the brake lights, all the four headlights work, even the radio appears to be the factory Chevrolet Delco unit that works along with the rear mounted antenna,   

Tachometer: here is a real plus in this ‘409’ Bel Air, this has an original ‘Sun’ period tachometer in the chrome case on the car now, also properly equipped on the driver’s side inner fender is the ‘Sun’ electronic sending unit (SEE THE PHOTO), both the shop before Fraser Dante and our tach expert have checked the system, the fender Sun box is sending power but the original tachometer on the car now does not work, our expert says that taking these apart is very difficult and parts very hard to find, thusly Fraser Dante is installing or it comes with the car, the very cool new Bosch Retro Line 3 3/8” 8000 rpm working tachometer, this will be great (LINK), the shown factory will come with the package is for top show purposes, I personally love the very close ‘period’ but better Bosch unit,   

Trunk: see that the trunk area that is detailed for show, correct with the fresh proper GM show spray material just applied, all the metal is believed original, also note that this has the rear spare tire on the steel wheel that is properly placed in the very back upper area of the trunk, the whole area is prepared for long term protection of the metal,

Wheels/suspension: note that the springs give the car a great ‘attitude’, the shocks were replaced in the restoration, see that the underchassis photos show the excellent restored lower trailing arms that look so solid and like factory, solid and protected with the proper black color, The cool proper type steel wheels that are fresh 15×7 black steel wheels, they have the correct Chevrolet small 10 ½” ‘dog dish’ hubcaps that are perfect for show, these could even be rare original factory pieces but cannot confirm, the tires are blackwall 15” B.F.Goodrich radial TA’s with great tread, the fronts are P215/65 R15 and the rears are P235/60 R15s,

Brakes:  here is great effort completed with note of the fine condition of this famous 409…see that when this great ‘409’ was received in the Fraser Dante shop, the brakes were pretty good, then all of the four brakes were checked and redone at the Fraser Dante professional shop, the shoes are now fresh and the brake cylinders also fresh…fluids checked and small road testing, all of this for safety and being able to use for top driven show, the photos show the work being completed, (LINK)

Summary: here is a ‘young’ collector car that looks just awesome, it sounds really amazing in the awesome Black with red, a real joy for a top driven show car! Fresh complete full prep, lots of backup information shown with the very extensive LINKS and many photos that verify, now ready for Spring 2020 Show driving, Reduced to only $74,950

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Year: 1962
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air
Body Style: Bubble Top
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Excellent
Stock#: 4885
Engine: V8
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Red
Price: $80,000

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