Wheels in the grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 8:32 pm, June 24, 2009
Driving through Forestville recently, I came across this unrestored 1953 Chevy 150 four-door sedan just waiting for someone to bring it back to life. Over 54,000 150 four-doors were built. I found the two-tone color combination on this car most interesting, as it was the same as my dad’s ’53 Bel Air two-door hardtop which he had when I was a kid (see photo).
A neighbor of ours has a beautiful ’53 Bel Air sedan with the opposite color combo (dark color on the bottom), and it’s a real head-turner.
Chevy for 1953 came in three series: top of the line Bel Air, 210, and 150. These days you see mostly Bel Airs, as I guess the ritziest models are the most fun to restore and drive around in on those sunny summer days, but there’s something to be said for the simplicity of the lower-end models.