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1959 Classic Chevrolet - Bel Air Body Styles

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In 1959, Chevrolet elevated the Impala's status, making the Bel Air the mid-level model.

The 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air with its advanced hardtop styling plus fresh and finely shaped contours was All New All Over Again said one General Motors magazine advertising.

What General Motors and Chevrolet meant was that the 1958 Chevrolet had new styling compared to The Hot One's and the 1959 Chevrolet was new all over again.

The Bel Air series had model script and crest on the front fenders. Bel Air moldings ran full length and had painted inserts. Another enrichment was front fender top ornaments. Standard equipment was the same as the Biscayne plus some deluxe features such as foam seat covers and a deluxe steering wheel. However, the best and pricey accessories were installed on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala

1959 Chevrolet Belair 4 Hard Top Sport Sedan
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Hard Top Sport Sedan

The 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Hard Top Sport Sedan was the top of the line in the Belair series. It was Chevy's lowest priced hardtop. Depending on how they were equipped most units sold for $2600 to $2700. When you drive this one, you'll wonder why anyone would want a car that costs more said one 1959 Chevy Bel Air ad and beneath the beauty there's new engineering that goes down deep said another.

1959 Chevrolet Belair 2 Door Sedan
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan

The 2 door sedans were distinctively styled inside and out and carried a price tag ($2400 to $2500) just a notch above Chevy's thriftiest 2 door sedan, the Biscayne. One interesting fact is that no 1959 Chevy Impala 2 door sedans were made in 1959. Another fact worth mentioning is that no Bel Air 2 door hardtops were made.

1959 Chevrolet Belair 4 Door Sedan
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Sedan

What America wants, America gets in a Chevy! claimed most Chevy ads for 1959 and customers wanted 4 door sedans. The production figures for all 1959 Chevrolet 4 door sedans was 525,461. This included the 4 door 1959 Chevrolet Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne. The cost of most 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door sedans were less than $2500.

Chevy Impala 4 Door Sedan
1959 Chevy Impala 4 Door Sedan
Note the different trim on the Impala
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