1966 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet produced the Bel Air from 1950 through 1981. The 1966 Chevy Bel Air was part of the sixth generation, introduced in 1965 and produced through 1970. It had an overall length of 213.3 inches with the same wheelbase size of 119 inches as the Fifth Generation. They had round taillights mounted high, curved window glass, and a new stamped grille with a lower extension below the bumper. Bodystyles included a 2- and 4-door sedan, and a 6- and 9-passenger station wagon. In Chevrolet's lineup, the 1966 Bel Air was positioned above the entry level Biscyane, and distinguished by full-length bodyside molding, Bel Air script and Chevrolet emblems. They also had a deck lip molding and roof drip gutter moldings. The interiors were done in cloth and vinyl and included a glovebox lamp, glove compartment lock, dual sun visors, carpeting on the floor, and front door courtesy/dome lamp switches. The base overhead valve six-cylinder engine displaced 250 cubic-inches and delivered 155 horsepower. A range of V8 options were available including a 283 CID unit that had nearly 200 horsepower. A three-speed manual was standard and an automatic was optional.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

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From 1950 through 1952 Chevrolet hardtops in the Deluxe model line were dubbed the Bel Air. It took a few more years before it would become its own distinct series. In 1953, the Bel Air became its own model and was applied to Chevrolets top-of-the-line model range. By 1955, the cars were offered with an optional V8 engine which greatly improved the cars performance. In 1953 Chevrolet had....
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1966 Bel Air
$2,950-$31,400
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air Price Range: $2,480 - $2,950

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)1,830,319
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)1,451,305
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)2,092,947
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)2,139,290
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)2,206,639
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)2,206,639
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)2,375,118
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)2,318,619
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)2,237,201
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)2,061,677
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)1,318,014

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