'I show it to educate the public on what used to be.'
Owner: Jay Smith
Car’s make and model: 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door hardtop Hot Rod
“I love my car because … I was interested in buying an ‘old-style hot rod’ so I started shopping around. I found this one on NW Classic Auto Mall and I liked it. I kept looking around for something else, but I kept coming back to this car after shopping the market because I realized it was a good buy . It has all of the older hot rod-stylee qualities. It sports a 302 GM truck engine with a 700R4 Corvette transmission. It has a four-barrel Edelbrock carb and a full race cam. It has between 300 and 325 horsepower. This Bel Air was built in Oregon by a specialty hot rod shop. I bought it in January and have already put over 2,000 miles on it. I’ve even taken it to a car show in Redding, California. The ‘older rodders’ appreciate it as something like what they had. I show it to educate the public on what used to be. The only drawback to this car is that it can’t pass a gas station without stopping.’
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