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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

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RPO 576 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air for sale on From the seller’s description:

I have known this car since 1960, it was purchased in Inwood Iowa from a company called Grotewold Motors by a knowledgable salesman Dick Hanson. Dick had read that they were going to make less than 10 RPO 576’s with 4-spd manual transmissions and 4.11 positraction rear ends. These cars used NASCAR engines and added tri-power carberators and they were rated at 335 HP. This is probably the rarest Chevrolet on the planet. I can find no others in existance today. The car was professionally restored using all NOS parts inlcuding clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, a-frames, brake drums, and hub caps to mention just a few. The detail on this car is simply spectacular, even the grille and bullets are original. The original grille was taken out the week the car was bought and replaced with a tube grille. When I purchased the car, the grille was still hanging on the wall, virtually brand new. The car has almost all original factory interior, with the exception of carpet in the front and rear, originally it was a rubber mat. I have all the documentation on the car and a signed letter of authenticity from the original owner, who is now deceased. The car was purchased in May of 1959 and still has the original engine block, the heads were replaced by the factory in June of 59. I purchased the car from the original owner in 1985. The car has never been driven, and is in better than brand new condtion. Try to find another 59 RPO 576, which even has NOS factory exhaust (this included resignators).

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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