Mike C 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 2dr Sedan

My Dream Car for over 40 Years

I got my dream car in High School in 1973. Over 40 years later my 1962 Bel Air Two Door Sedan is still in the back garage. I paid less for it than my last set of tires. The last time it was painted, Nixon was in the Whitehouse. It has seen four different engines over the years, and I have most likely removed every bolt and fastener at one time or another. "Old Blue" has had the Beach Boys played in her on 8 track and cassette players, FM converters, and now IPods.

My 1962 Bel Air has been with me through thick and thin. I've raced it, blown it up, crashed it, vacationed in it, drove it in my wedding, and transported baby seats when necessary. I continue to cruise it, but most importantly I have never grown tired of it.

2 Reader Comments

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    Tom Pazel NJ November 10, 2014 at 18:04
    Nice car, but I'm confused: Has the car always had triple taillights? I thought all '62 (and most other years) Bel Airs were 2 taillights per side...did you maybe change the trunk lid at some point with an Impala's?
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    Mike C Illinois December 19, 2014 at 20:04
    Always liked the look of six taillights on old Chevys. I did not have enough money in High School for an Impala decklid so we used a 2 1/2 inch hole saw and a steady hand. The taillights are now LEDs with sequential turn signals. They are very bright and don't over tax the old electrical system.

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