Cars like this are pure CC gold: a very original 1960 Bel Air Six Sports Coupe still rocking its original 135 hp Hi-Thrift six. Tim Finn posted this at the Cohort. If there was a shot of the interior, we’d know if it had the Powerglide or three-on-the-tree.
How do we know it’s still got the original six, and not a crate 350 or such?
There’s the original skinny little single stock exhaust. None on the other side, and if it had something a bit warmer under its hood, it would undoubtedly also have dual straight pipes out the back.
Admittedly the wheels and tires are a bit fatter than stock.
None on this side. And of course the emblem on the grille lets us know it’s a six.
Bel Air hardtops were always a bit rare after the Impala came along, and as a kid they were already noteworthy. Sixty years later, even more so. This is how we love them.