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'57 Bel Air Wagon - A Classic for the Whole Family

You've probably heard of the Chevy Nomad, a unique and iconic two-door wagon body style that was available only as a Tri-Five Chevy Bel Air model. The two-door Nomads are so well-known that some classic car fans will mistakenly refer to all Bel Air wagons by that name. However, aside from the two-door Nomad, there was also a four-door Bel Air wagon body style. This 1957 Bel Air wagon belongs to Dan Naughton, of San Clemente, California.

You've probably heard of the Chevy Nomad, a unique and iconic two-door wagon body style that was available only as a Tri-Five Chevy Bel Air model. The two-door Nomads are so well-known that some...

1957 Chevy Bel Air - Retired in Style

After decades of hard work, retirement can provide a welcome period of relaxation and time to pursue hobbies. But Ron Keller, of Huntington Beach, California, wanted more than to spend his retired days on the golf course. Instead, he decided to take on a long-term restoration project for one of his all-time favorite classic cars: the 1957 Chevy Bel Air.

After decades of hard work, retirement can provide a welcome period of relaxation and time to pursue hobbies. But Ron Keller, of Huntington Beach, California, wanted more than to spend his retired...

1955 Chevy 210 - A Gift for Dad

Although the top-of-the-line Chevy Bel Air has always been popular among classic car fans, we've been pleased to see an increased trend of restoring other variants of the Tri-Five as well. Some of this is due to the popularity of Bel Air models making unrestored examples harder to find, but it's also a result of a growing appreciation for the entire line offered by Chevrolet from 1955 to 1957. If you ask us, all Tri-Fives are cool, from 150 to 210 and Bel Air to Nomad.

Although the top-of-the-line Chevy Bel Air has always been popular among classic car fans, we've been pleased to see an increased trend of restoring other variants of the Tri-Five as well. Some of...

1955 Chevy Bel Air - Torn-Down & Restored

This was the year it all began for the now-famous Tri-Five Chevy. In 1955, Chevrolet released the first model year of this iconic line. The 150 and 210 models were certainly well-received, especially when outfitted with the optional V8 engine. However, the flagship Bel Air was truly a sight to behold. Its carpeted interior, chrome trim, stainless window moldings, and script emblems set this '55 Chevy apart from the rest of the line, and made it memorable to this day.

This was the year it all began for the now-famous Tri-Five Chevy. In 1955, Chevrolet released the first model year of this iconic line. The 150 and 210 models were certainly well-received,...

1955 Chevy Bel Air - Turquoise Gem

1955 was an important year for Chevrolet. It marked the first year of the iconic model that would eventually become known by fans as the Tri Five. The top-trim version of this Chevy model was the Bel Air, which could be ordered as either a standard two-door "post" version with a B-pillar at the midpoint of the roof, or a pillarless "hardtop" version. The '55 Bel Air also featured extra chrome trim and a selection of more than a dozen eye-catching two-tone color combinations.

1955 was an important year for Chevrolet. It marked the first year of the iconic model that would eventually become known by fans as the Tri Five. The top-trim version of this Chevy model was the...

'57 Chevy Bel Air - Back in Black

The 1957 Bel Air is one of the most iconic and recognizable cars of all time. Its sleek exterior, aircraft-inspired styling touches, and abundant chrome trim have caused this model to be featured on countless TV shows, movies, album covers, and posters. Chevrolet made a lot of cars in 1957, but when someone mentions a "'57 Chevy", this is almost always the model they're referring to.

The 1957 Bel Air is one of the most iconic and recognizable cars of all time. Its sleek exterior, aircraft-inspired styling touches, and abundant chrome trim have caused this model to be featured...

56 Bel Air Restomod - LS3 Tri-Five

The Tri-Five Chevy Bel Air has a distinctive look that appeals to just about everyone, whether you're a classic car fanatic or someone who knows very little about these vehicles. The sleek curves, bright chrome,and finned rear yield an appearance that has stood the test of time.

The '56 Bel Air seen here is beautiful to look at and nice to drive, and the top-of-the-line 265ci engine originally available on this model was certainly quick for its time. However, by modern standards, the 225 horsepower produced by the 265 V8 isn't exactly blistering. This is why many Tri-Five owners have restomodded their vehicles with newer, more powerful engines, upgraded suspension, and disc brakes.

The Tri-Five Chevy Bel Air has a distinctive look that appeals to just about everyone, whether you're a classic car fanatic or someone who knows very little about these vehicles. The sleek...

1955 Bel Air Restoration - Candy Apple Chevy

Take a good look at this 1955 Chevy Bel Air. This pristine ride belongs to Joel Sellers, of Garden Grove, California, and it's a beautiful example of a first-year Tri Five.

Of all the details to be found on Joel's '55, the thing that stands out the most is undoubtedly its Candy Apple Red paint. The hue is deep and rich, and the gloss looks so wet you might think it was painted yesterday. However, that's not the case. Far from it, in fact. Joel tells us that this paint was applied in 2000 — it sure doesn't look like a nearly 17-year-old paint job.

Take a good look at this 1955 Chevy Bel Air. This pristine ride belongs to Joel Sellers, of Garden Grove, California, and it's a beautiful example of a first-year Tri Five.

Of all the details to...

57 Bel Air Convertible - Frame-Off Restoration

The '57 Chevy Bel Air is a timeless piece of Americana. It's one of the few vehicles that's identifiable to even those who wouldn't consider themselves automotive enthusiasts. It has been featured in countless songs, TV shows, and movies. Even if you're not a die-hard classic car fan, the '57 Chevy is simply cool.

This 57 Bel Air convertible belongs to Steven Miller, of Hawthorne, California. Steven tells us he's part of the Rollerz Only car club, and picked up the Chevy as a restoration project after finding it for sale in Texas. Rather than gradually replacing bits and pieces, he dove in headfirst, and completed a full frame-off restoration of this classic convertible.

The '57 Chevy Bel Air is a timeless piece of Americana. It's one of the few vehicles that's identifiable to even those who wouldn't consider themselves automotive enthusiasts. It has been...

1955 Bel Air - Chevy Down Under

The 1955 Bel Air seen here has a history of long-distance travel, and it's about to depart on a new voyage. According to owner Milan Dokic, this Chevy was originally built here in the United States, but spent most of its life south of the border in Mexico. About 10 years ago, it returned to California, after being purchased by a Los Angeles resident. More recently, Milan purchased the car here in California, and will be taking it back home with him—all the way to Melbourne, Australia.

The 1955 Bel Air seen here has a history of long-distance travel, and it's about to depart on a new voyage. According to owner Milan Dokic, this Chevy was originally built here in the United...