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Chevrolet Bel Air

The Chevrolet Bel Air was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1950 through 1976 model years. The Bel Air was Chevy's most expensive car when it was introduced, and it featured the division's first "hard top" model. The 1957 Bel Air may be the most recognized American car of all time and good examples of them are highly sought after by enthusiasts.

After 1958, the Bel Air was replaced by the Impala (1958-1985, 1992-1996, 2000 to present) as Chevy's premier full-size model. Towards the end of its production run, Bel Airs were primarily marketed to the fleet market, along with its Biscayne stablemate. Chevrolet's Canadian affiliate marketed a Bel Air model of its full-sized car a few years after the name was dropped in the U.S. A Bel Air concept car that featured many styling and design cues from the legendary 1955, 1956 and 1957 models was shown, but G.M. has declined to produce that car.