Chevrolet Bel Air 427
At one time, the Bel Air was a top-of-the-line Chevrolet. But in the mid to late ’60s, it was an entry-level model in a full-size lineup. So most performance-oriented buyers looked for Impala SS cars. However, those in the know bought the Bel Air with the optional 427 V8 under the hood.
The Bel Air 427 was the definition of a sleeper muscle car. Although it had plain looks, a two-door body with B-pillars and dog dish hubcaps, it got 390 or 425 HP from a thumping seven-liters of American muscle. From the outside, the 427 looked like any other Chevrolet with more of a rental car appearance than anything else.