Cohort Outtake: 1962 Chevy Bel Air Two Door – Perpetually Cool, Even On A Hot Day

CC Cohort Blue387 has captured the essence of the Chevrolet mystique. Has there ever been a time when even the most prosaic Chevy two-door sedan from this era (as well as going back decades) was not cool? Well, maybe a for a few years around 1965 or so, when it looked a bit old-fashioned. But almost from the get-go, a Chevy two-door has had a connotation: it was intrinsically cool, and the perfect blank slate upon which an endless variety of personal expression could be expressed, real or imagined. Of course, in the eyes of some it wasn’t as cool as a ’62 Impala coupe, or even the rare Bel Air bubble coupe, just it as long as it wasn’t a four-door sedan. But omitting two doors made all the difference. And that has never changed through the many decades.

Today a ’62 two-door Ford Custom has a decided appeal for Blue Oval lovers as wall as contrarians, but where are they all? Will there ever be a time when a ’62 Chevy Bel Air two door is not cool? Maybe when folks simply will refuse to ride in an un-airconditioned car?