Bring A Trailer Featured Vehicle of April 2022 – 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Parkwood
This 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Parkwood station wagon was recently sold on Bring a Trailer and is said to have spent approximately 25 years in storage in Arizona before being acquired by the seller in California over five years ago. Subsequent modifications included the installation of a 5.7-liter LS1 engine, a T56 six-speed manual transmission, a 3.73 Positraction differential, along with four-wheel disc brakes, an AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity, and staggered-diameter Boss Motorsports wheels.
The car is finished in red with a white roof over dark blue vinyl and gray fabric upholstery. This Parkwood wagon was sold with photos and parts receipts from the build, manufacturer’s literature, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The 18- front and 20-inch rear Boss Motorsports wheels feature copper-color faces with polished lips and are mounted with Nankang tires. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel discs with Hydroboost and Wilwood calipers up front. Polyurethane front suspension bushings were installed, and the brake lines, shocks, front control arms, and front ball joints were replaced.
The cabin received a two-stage repaint in gray in July 2017 and was lined with Fatmat sound deadening material. The two rows of bench seats are trimmed in dark blue vinyl with gray fabric inserts, and the interior houses matching door panels and gray carpets. Equipment includes a power tailgate window, a Hurst shifter, lap belts, Vintage Air heater and defroster, and a push-button AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity wired to a four-channel amplifier and speakers located in the doors.
A two-spoke steering wheel with a chrome horn ring sits ahead of a gray-painted dash that houses a 120-mph speedometer, auxiliary gauges, and an AutoMeter 7k-rpm tachometer. A suite of Summit auxiliary instrumentation is mounted beneath the dash. A SpeedHut digital-to-mechanical drive speed converter has been installed.
The 5.7-liter LS1 V8 was sourced from a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and features a custom short-ram intake, a PSI wiring harness, and a reprogrammed ECU. The engine bay and underside of the hood have been repainted black during current ownership, and additional equipment includes a custom exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, and a Tanks Inc. fuel tank with an integrated Walbro fuel pump.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a T56 six-speed manual transmission sourced from Rockland Standard Gear, as well as a custom driveshaft and Positraction differential with 3.73:1 gearing. The underbody reportedly underwent rust remediation prior to being repainted black.
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