1960 brought little changes to the Bel Air lineup, as it represented the second and the last year of the fourth generation whose production started only a year before.But the fourth-generation Bel Air itself introduced a major redesign that included the addition of the wing-shaped tailfins that made the car substantially longer than the model it replaced (211 inches/5,400 mm versus 200 inches/5120mm on the previous Bel Air).
The 1960 Bel Air that we have here is one living example of the fourth-generation series, and while it’s not necessarily in its best shape, the car is on its way to achieving the glory that made it a popular Chevy in the late ’50 and early ‘60s.
And it’s all because a previous owner started restoring the car only to eventually abandon it in a garage where it spent nearly two decades. Until one point when the owner’s wife said the car had to go, eBay user darco14 explains, and this is how the Bel Air ended up being listed for auction online.
As you could easily figure out by simply checking out the photos in the gallery, this Bel Air Bubble Top still needs plenty of fixes, including critical ones to make it road-worthy. In other words, you won’t be able to drive it home, with the seller explaining that patches for the floor pan and the trunk floor should be prioritized. The good news is the 283 V8 under the hood is still the original one, and while it starts and runs, it can’t be used for a long drive.