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While most customs don’t require a 12-year build period, this 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air for sale on Hemmings.com was built less according to the owner’s whims and more as a tribute to Moonglow, Duane Steck’s 1954 Chevrolet show car that made the cover of Car Craft in 1957, then was allegedly crushed sometime in the 1960s. From the seller’s description:
Starting with an impeccable accident free Southern California body with no rust ever, a full body off restoration was completed with every bit of the car modified. The hood was nosed and decked and finished off underneath to show quality. The upper grill bar was frenched into the body and comprises of 15 teeth. The taillights are 1956 Chrysler inverted and placed into custom one piece handcrafted housings.
Trimmed in snow white naughahide with 1.5 inch full roll and pleated and this continues to the backs of the seats and the package tray and carpeted in Bright royal blue carpet for a striking contrast.
Built as a tribute to the famous 50’s Show car, the “Moonglow” with all thee classic customising techniques used in the new version along with all the modern amenities. Powered by a well documented professionally rebuilt 261 cu. in. 6 cylinder Chevy breathing through dual Holley Weber 2 barrels on an Offenhauser manifold with a Fenton split exhaust manifold.
For smooth cruising a new overdrive 700R Transmission and Mustang II front end with Camaro Disc brakes. A 57 Chev rear end with 3:70 gears offers the best for city and highway driving. Firestone Air Bag suspension on all four corners, allows for correct cruising height and wicked dropped showing height. Vintage air conditioning and a great stereo compatible with i-pods completes the driving experience.
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