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1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe Vehicle Profile

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Series photograph

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Series
The 1961 Chevrolet holds the arguable distinction of being the nicest of the decade - the profile of the top-line Impala hardtop with its 'bubbletop' roofline will make people swoon. But true racers always went for the lighter cars in the lineup and, among Chevrolets, the Bel Air 2-door sedan was the bee's knees.

However, what makes this car even more interesting is that it's equipped with the 409 V8 engine. The Beach Boys may have sung about this engine a year later, but it was its 1961 introduction that built Chevrolet's reputation as a contender in the pre-Pontiac GTO performance sweepstakes. And it was cars like this example that ruled drag stripes early in the decade: No heater or radio - this car is all business! And you can bet that, out of the 142 cars built with the 409 in 1961 (increasing to over 15,000 in 1962!), most were high-zoot Impala hardtops and not this plain-Jane Bel Air.

The 409 was an extension of Chevrolet's 'W' block that debuted in 1958 with 348 cubic-inches. Combine that with the new 4-speed transmission that performance-minded buyers were snapping up and you see how Chevrolet was becoming America's favorite performance car by the close of the 1950s. But, competition from Pontiac, Ford and Dodge/Plymouth soon relegated the 348 Chevrolet at the drag strip. The advent of the 360 horsepower 409 began a new era that lasted through 1965, when the 'Mark IV' 396 finally replaced it mid-year.



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1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$16,500
  2021 Mecum : Chattanooga
 
1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP
Chassis#: 11537J129745
Sold for USD$59,400
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Houston
 
1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM BUBBLE TOP
Chassis#: 11637J168325
Sold for USD$110,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Houston
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$37,000
  2021 GAA : February 2021
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top
Chassis#: 11637S213130
Sold for USD$81,400
  2021 Mecum : Rick Treworgys Muscle Car City 2021
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$45,100
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top
Sold for USD$45,100
  2020 Mecum : Houston
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$14,000
  2019 GAA : November 2019
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$28,000
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Flat Top
Sold for USD$60,500
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP
Chassis#: 11637S224638
Sold for USD$27,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM SEDAN
Chassis#: 11511F145719
Sold for USD$25,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top
Chassis#: 11637L116302
Sold for USD$44,000
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$27,500
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$24,750
  2018 Mecum : Portland
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$30,000
  2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sold for USD$15,950
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR
Chassis#: 11511A160540
Sold for USD$15,000
  2018 GpK Auctions - Atlantic City
 
1961 CHEVROLET NOMAD STATION WAGON
Chassis#: 11835N187276
Sold for USD$53,350
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top
Sold for USD$27,500
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Flat Top Sedan11511F2157572021 Mecum : Monterey$40,000$60,000$80,000
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2021 Mecum : Glendale$30,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$17,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $20,000$25,000
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2018 GAA : November 2018$19,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago$17,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2018 Mecum : Hershey$25,000  
1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 409 HARDTOP11637J2574952018 Premier Auction Group$40,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2017 GAA : March$24,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2017 GAA : March$25,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$26,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2016 GAA : October$29,500  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2016 Mecum : Harrisburg$27,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$26,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$50,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2014 Mecum Kissimmee   
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 327/300 HP, Automatic 2013 Mecum Kansas City$7,500  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air 2013 Mecum Auctions Dallas 2013$20,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2013 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa Ok$34,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 348 CI, Automatic 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$33,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$30,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis$33,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis$30,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top Tri-Power 348 CI, Factory Air 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx$42,500  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$36,000  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Convertible 2012 Leake San Antonio$22,500  
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 350 CI, Automatic 2012 Mecum Houston, Tx$26,000  

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Chevrolet Bel Air Series Vehicle Profiles
Sedan Series 1500
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Sedan Series 1500

Chassis Num: C59B132417
Model Year: 1959
Series 1500 2-Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1500 2-Door Hardtop Sport Coupe

Model Year: 1960
Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe

Model Year: 1961
Profile

Series 1600 HardTop Sport Sedan
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Sedan

Chassis Num: 11511F215757
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe

Chassis Num: 11511L185434
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Series 1600 HardTop Sport Sedan
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Sedan

Chassis Num: 11837B132265
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History

Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1500 Hardtop Sport Coupe

Model Year: 1962
Profile
Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe

Model Year: 1962
Profile
Series 1600 Station Wagon
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 Station Wagon

Model Year: 1962
Profile

Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe

Chassis Num: 21537S247275
Model Year: 1962
Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe

Chassis Num: 21637A138203
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe

Chassis Num: 21637A153772
Model Year: 1962
Profile

Series 1600 Sedan
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 Sedan

Chassis Num: 21637B140901
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Series 1600 HardTop Sport Coupe

Chassis Num: 21637J300862
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
2-door Sedan
Chevrolet Bel Air Series 2-door Sedan

Model Year: 1964
Profile

Sedan
Chevrolet Bel Air Series Sedan

Chassis Num: 41635T163142
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History


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