Chevrolet's Bel Air was very popular for several reasons.
First, it was a family friendly vehicle that could be driven that included a lot of space for the vehicles of that era.
Secondly, it had a sleek and innovative design that was unmatched by any car manufacturer of the 1950's and '60's era.
Third, the Bel Air was a basic automobile for someone who wanted a simple vehicle without all the extra stuff that was included.
One of the identifying factors that was most recognized of the Bel Airs was the fact that Chevrolet made the Bel Airs standard with multiple tail lights on each side of the vehicle. As far as the engines are concerned for the Bel Air models that Chevrolet produced, a 3-speed manual transmission was the base model standard that was produced. However, in later production years, the automatic transmission was the one that was most popular.
The V-8 engine made its appearance in the Bel Air as well and there was even a turbo-charged engine in the later production models of the Bel Air.
Now, the Bel Air that was a favorite car in the 1950's and 1960's is nothing but a memory for most people. However, classic car enthusiasts continue to meet and show off their valuable Bel Airs, along with other classic cars of the same time period.
Additionally, though, a concept car of the Bel Air was introduced in 2002 that included some of the same Bel Air originals did, like the identifying feature of the tail lights.
But as of the current time, no car manufacturer has any enthusiasm for bringing back the Bel Air. However, if they did decide to do so, they would probably be greeted with cheers and reminisces from all over the United States because the Bel Air continues to be a classic car favorite.