171957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Forgotten Cars of the 1950s: the Domestic Boom and Import First Wave

Generations of the full-sized Bel Air designated models put Chevy's luxury designers to work, creating sleek two-door initial offerings, convertibles, plenty of chrome options, and even a Ferrari-inspired grille in the second generation. The car's drivetrains and technical features evolved to lead the pack of 1950s automobiles, including self-dimming headlights and power features, which included steering, brakes, front seat, and front windows.

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