Bob has owned this beautiful car nine years. Under the hood is a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet engine with a 4 barrel carburetor putting out 300 horsepower; a 350 trans and 3;55 rear end make up the rest of the drive train; everything else is stock.
Bob recounted two good lady stories about the Bel Aire
- In 2011, a woman appearing to be in her 70s came up to Bob at a show and expressed interest in the car. She said, ‘How much do you want?’ “I don’t want to sell.” said Bob. Then the lady pointed out a Mercedes XL 300 that was hers and said “my husband just bought me that; my birthday’s coming up and my husband said he’d buy me anything”. Bob still has the Chevy.
- At a Berwyn show, a woman and what appeared to be her adult (30s) daughter came looking at the car. They’d stop by,walk away and return several times. Then the woman turned to her daughter and said, ‘see that car? your were conceived in the back seat of a car like that.”
He was a big fan of the singer Brenda Lee (so was I) and he’s named his car after one of her songs, ‘Sweet Nothing’.