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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chubbie, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. chubbie
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    my friend has a nice '57 belair 4-door. 30,000 miles and in 95% shape. it has the "gold" trim but only the standard 283 2 brl carb and no powerpack heads

    so how were they optioned out? didn't the belair "gold" have the powerpack engine??
     
  2. henry29
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    All bel airs have the gold trim, you could get any engine in any model offered.
     
  3. 1934coupe
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    Belairs had Gold trim. 210s & 150s had chrome trim. It had nothing to do with a powerpack option.

    Pat
     
  4. Bel Air's had gold V's on the trunk and hood, and gold louvers on the front fenders. The "Bel Air" scripts on the rear 1/4 flashes were also gold.
     

  5. Nope it either had what it was ordered with or whatever the dealer had on the lot.
     
  6. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    The rare emblems are the 6cyl Bel Air emblems that are a gold bezel around the crest on the hood and trunk. (instead of the V's) I'm sure they are being re-popped now though. Mine is a Bel Air but I'm putting chrome trim on it to replace the gold because I think it looks gay.
     
  7. chubbie
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    thanks guys! the HAMB...the source
     
  8. Dog Dish- is that your 57 in your avatar? Harbor Blue is my favorite color choice!!!
     
  9. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    Yeah, thats mine in the avatar.
     
  10. olscrounger
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    BelAir could have any engine-alot of the 2 bbl V8's were actually 265's in 57-not 283's
     
  11. 56sedandelivery
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    True! The 265 was the baseline V-8, if the car had a stick; the 283 was optional with a stick. Powerglides and Turboglides all got the 283, and all 4 barrel, dual four barrel, FI engines were 283's. Lots of guys thought they had a 283, when they in reality, they had a 265. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  12. olscrounger
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    Amen Butch--and I recall some of the 265's were painted yellow-lots of 210's had 265's with 2 bbl carbs
     

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