I think it's about time I started a build thread on my 62 Bel air, so here it goes. Last year after selling my Riv, buying a house and getting engaged, I started to get the itch for another car bad. I decided I wasn't going to just buy any car that came along, I wanted a car that I would keep and be happy with, and not a rotten Canadian salt eaten POS either. I started to think hard about what car I really wanted, and I narrowed it down to 2 or 3 models. After hearing a lecture from my car buddies at our local hangout, it was decided a 62 Bubbletop Bel air was the only car that would keep me content. So the hunt began. Considering how rare they are, I actually found 4 or 5 of them within weeks. I found one in southern Ontario, VERY rough with a 6 cyl/3 speed for $8500, a few basket cases and the one good one, but it was in Vancouver, basically a shell that was WAYY to expensive. I started asking around if anyone knew of any for sale. One of my customers at work was building a 62 Impala SS wagon (a clone of a factory produced SS, never done to a wagon. This thing is awesome even has the rear cove SS trim) and he mentioned one that an older man in Quebec had one, and has owned it for 20 years. I got ahold of the guy, and he said yes, he was considering letting it go. I immediately called 3 friends and we booked it to the mountains of Quebec to find this car. We got up there and all 4 of us had hardons immediately. The car was SOLID. Not a pinhole or rust spot anywhere. Body mounts, floor braces, inner rockers where perfect. Besides a few minor dents the car was perfect. While there, he showed us other cars he had, including a '56 hardtop, a '61 409 Sedan and a '55 Chevy that one of my friends wanted. We struck a deal and bought both the 62 and 55. That was a great day. This was Febuary 2011. Here's the '61 409 4 speed he had My car is extremely rare, according to the VIN, it's #8 of 710 built. Very low production number, which is neat because it might have been in some promo material. I plan on getting GM Canada to help me decode it further.