Where there's a choice, collectors invariably covet the convertible and hardtop coupe over other body styles in a given car line. One of the few exceptions is the Bel Air line, in which the 1955-1957 Chevrolet Nomad is perhaps the prettiest wagon ever built
The 1953-1954 Chevrolet Bel Air provides an excellent example of a popular practice in the Detroit of the 1950s called reskinning -- making an old car look new without changing its basic structure by applying different outer panels. See pictures and get specs.
Chevrolet was the first to bring out a low-priced hardtop, the swank-trimmed 1950 Bel Air. Of the many innovative, affordable hardtops introduced in 1950, the Chevrolet Bel Air proved to be the most popular by far, scoring 74,634 sales. Read more.
The 1956-1957 Chevrolet El Morocco was a Chevrolet customized to look like a Cadillac El Biarritz. At $7,500 in the U.S., it cost more than twice as much as a Chevrolet Corvette. See pictures and learn about the El Morocco.
General Motors liked to be first with new concepts, but there's no avoiding the fact that when it created the 1959 Chevrolet El Camino "sedan pickup," rival Ford had been making its Ranchero for two years. Check out the 1959-1960 Chevrolet El Camino.
The 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline was part of the short-lived Chevrolet fastback style. The fastback was first introduced in 1942 as part of a revamp of the passenger car line. Check out photos of a 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline DeLuxe four-door sedan.
The 1956 Chevrolet One-Fifty was built for speed. With the first of the famous "Duntov" cams, dual four-barrel carbs, lightweight valves and larger intake and exhaust ports, it was good for 225 bhp at 5200 rpm. Check out this no-frills speedster.
The 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten Townsman station wagon is often overlooked but has much to offer to collectors. This car featured power steering AM radio and an engine capable of producing 283 bhp. Find out more about this collectible car.
The 1958 Chevrolet lineup, despite being relatively successful in sales, had styling that lasted only one year. Chevy started incorporating fins into the design of cars produced for the 1959 model year. Learn more about the 1958 Chevrolets.