1962 Belair Bubble Top – $125,000

1962 Chevy Bel Air Bubble Top Custom-2

 

 

 

 

 

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top Custom "Bubble Trouble"Classic Car Fusion is excited to offer one of the cleanest 1962 Bel Air Bubble Top customs in California. Winning multiple awards during its time on the show circuit including 1st place Radical Hardtop at Sacramento's Autorama and 2nd place Radical Hardtop at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2013. The body modifications are a list of literally every concievable custom mod including a 2.5" chop, 2.5" channel, tucked and frenched bumpers, frenched tail lights, nosed, decked and shaved, custom front bumper with '64 impala blades, solid billet side trim, and much more listed below. Finishing off the exterior is a deep PPG copper paint with gold pearl and matt clear contrasting all the brushed mickel plated brightwork.

The interior is just as radical with a full custom sheetmetal dash, console, package tray, and waterfall all painted to match the exterior. The seats are custom bucket jobs by Glide Engineering and match the Mercedes wool carpet and custom red-gold suede headliner. A bunch of Billet Specialties goodies round out the interior including a custom suede wrapped steering wheel, door handles, and stealth power window cranks.

The engine bay is where this immaculate 6-2 takes custom to the next level. Starting with a Dart Iron Eagle small-block 427 bored and stroked to 4.125/4.00, a set Chevy Performance splayed-valve, symmetrical-port heads give it an absolutely brutal exhaust note with an equally impressive power band. Only the best rotating assembly components were used including a Scat crank, Bill Miller pistons and Comp Cams 0.650-lift camshaft, topped with a hand built EFI manifold and custom built headers done by Jim Farley of Farley Performance and Engineering. Backed by mechanically satisfying Richmond 5-Speed racing transmission, the combo is good for 620 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque on the Dyno.

Putting all that power to the ground while staying menacingly low is taken care of by Ride Tech upper and lower control arms, custom fabbed four-link to a Ford 9" with 3.25 Auburn locker gears, and JRi coil over shocks. Steering is handled by a power rack and pinion and braking is taken care of by massive Sierra Racing Products disc brakes at all four corners. Finishing off the look are Billet Specialties Outlaw wheels in 18x9.5 at the rear and 18x8 at the front.  The perfectly tucked wheels are custom finished with brushed nickel lips and body color centers and wrapped in Falken Azanis RT 615K tires 275/35R18 rears and 235/40R18 fronts.

As you can see from the pictures, there are many more custom components and modifications all of which will be listed below. Linked is also an article on the car from Hot Rod Magazine's April 2015 issue. For more information please feel free to contact us at www.classiccarfusion.com or email Robb at fym95@aol.com.

 ENGINE:

 427 cubic inch- EFI

Dart Iron small block -bore/stroke 4.125/4.00

Chevy performance splayed valve heads

custom built EFI intake manifold

John Meany Big Stuff 3 Software

Custom built long tube headers 3 1/2" stainless exhaust

Ron Davis Racing dual electric fans

Scat crank / bill miller pistons / ARP everything

Richmond 5-speed

Dyno tuned to 620HP (540 RWHP) 500 ft. lbs TQ

 

BODY MODS:

 Chopped 2.5" Channeled 2.5"

Nosed / Decked / Shaved

Bumpers tucked and frenched

Tail lights frenched

Stock hood with '69 Z/28 cowl

Custom body lines on hood / roof / trunk

Removable rear quarter windows

Custom front bumper with '64 impala blade

custom built front turn signals

PPG copper with gold pearl and matt clear

All brightwork brushed nickel

solid billet side trim

Metal work, body and paint by Marcos Garcia at Lucky 7 Customs

Chop /channel / dash by Oz Welch at Oz customs

 

INTERIOR:

 Four leather Glide Engineering bucket seats

Custom suede headliner

Mercedes wool carpet

Power windows

Custom built dash / console / package tray / waterfall

Autometer gauges

Suede wrapped billet specialties steering wheel

Billet specialties door handles / window cranks

 

CHASSIS:

 

Ride Tech upper and lower control arms

Power rack and pinion

Custom fabbed four link

Ford 9" rear end with 3.25 Auburn locker gears

Four wheel disc brakes by Sierra Racing Products

JRi Coilovers shocks

Billet Specialties Outlaw wheels 18x9.5 rear / 18x8 front (brushed nickel lip, body color center)

Falken Azanis RT 615K tires 275/35R18 rear 235/40R18 front

 

ACCOLADES:

 

2013 GNRS 2nd in Radical Hardtop

2014 Portland 3rd in Radical Hardtop

2014 Portland ISCA Interior award

2013 Autorama winner Radical Hardtop

2013 Sacramento voted best handbuilt custom

2015 April Hot Rod Magazine feature