Bel Air

An American in London

Chevrolet Bel Air PIccadilly Circus London

Following on from the last post about the Chrysler Windsor in Darlington, here’s another postcard of another American automobile, this time in London.  It’s a black and white photograph of Piccadilly Circus of the same era – late fifties, early sixties perhaps, partially colourised so we have various elements painted in – the RouteMaster London buses, the post office van, some of the women’s dresses and the advertising hoardings but not the very un-English American car.

It’s so similar to last week’s Chrysler but there’s a slight rising hip line beneath the rear passenger window which indicate (to me, anyway) that this is a General Motors car.  Probably a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air? The photo is vert blurry so it’s slightly difficult to be positive.


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