12: Chevrolet Bel Air – 1953-54
Chevrolet has always been the flagship brand for GM and the Bel Air was once its flagship car. The 1953 Bel Air had an interesting look and that helped the car keep a timeless styling. The stock motor was incredibly easy to work on and a recent trend for these cars has been to swap an LS series motor. The 215.5 cu in (3.5 L) “Thriftmaster” 1-bbl. valve-in-head 92 hp I6 has an incredible factory sound to it. These cars have been popular on the lowrider circuit and the overall design is timeless.
If you want to experience one of the earliest commercially successful Chevies, the Bel Air is at the top of the food chain. There is a lot that makes the 1953-54 models stand out from the crowd. If you want a car that’s a classic and easy in terms of maintenance. the Bel Air is a sedan or coupe you should add to your collection.