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Steven Rosenquist's 1950 Bel Air Hardtop

January 2017

Steven Rosenquist's 1950 Bel Air Hardtop

Steven Rosenquist's 1950 Hardtop My first car I built was a 1954 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop. I went to car shows with it for years and it was a good looking car until I saw my friends 1952 Hardtop. I instantly liked the older, rounder body style and the 3-piece back window.

Long story short, I got a chance to buy my 50 and took it. When I got my 50, it was basically built and running except it needed some minor bodywork and it had white raised letter tires with Crager Mag wheels. I had the bodywork done, frenched the taillights (It already had 61 Corvette taillights) so I used them because I thought they looked good. I made a few other changes like stock wheels with baby moons and rings, a visor, and added some skirts to make the car more 50,s looking  and had a new paint job done. I might add, I have been going to local car shows [Utah} and even some in different states, and I have never seen another 50 Bel Air Hardtop anywhere before mine. Like Steven's Car? Leave A Comment!

  1. huckleberry said on January 14, 2017 5:33 pm:

    Looks really great. I have a 49 Styleline and am installing a similar gauge cluster. Caught my eye!!

  2. jlcoff5089 said on January 15, 2017 2:17 am:

    Like your car. Here in Texas are two Hardtops that come to the car shows in our area. Very interested in your frenched taillights, w\Would like more information on it was dune. I have a 51 Fleetline, that I want to change the taillights.

  3. ceth512 said on February 3, 2017 6:48 am:

    I live in Austin and have a ’50 Chevy Bel/Air H/T which is totally stock. Not many of these around. I need to post it on this newsletter soon.