The 1954 Chevrolet’s were comparable to the line up introduced in 1953. Chevy added more chrome than was on the previous edition and there was minor changes to the Blue Flame six. The “Special 150” and “Deluxe 210” series returned with modest face lifts and a few model changes. Offered in the middle of the 1954 model year was the 210 Delray trim package. For 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air buyers there were more models to choose from, plus the traditional assortment of extra equipment and features.
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan
You can sum up the new 1954 Chevrolet in one simple statement – It offers more features you want at lowest cost than any other car! said one 1954 Chevy sales brochure. “New Styling that stays new” said another. There were new styling refinements up front, on the rear and all around the 1954 Chevrolet. Thrilling choices of lavish new exterior body colors harmonized with the finer, more colorful interiors.
1953 Chevy and 1954 Chevy Bel Air Grille
One big change on the 1954 Chevy, when compared to the 1953 Chevy, was the grill and bumper. On the 1954 Chevrolet the parking lights and turn signal lights were set much wider apart and by doing this two extra re-styled bullets were added to the grill. The bumper was reshaped and looked similar to the 1955 Chevrolet bumper. Two new looking bumper guards were added in 1954. The hood bird and Chevrolet crest were also changed and was a big improvement over last years model. The hood bird gave the car a feeling of flight.
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Rear View
More changes were made out back on the 1954 Chevy car. Bumper guards matched the front bumper guards, taillights had a new flare and the rear Chevy emblem or crest matched the front. Trim along the side was essentially the same with some minor changes.
The new 1954 Chevrolet models were introduced in December of 1953. Model year sales reached 1,414,352 vehicles. Despite the lack of excitement with the 1953 and 1954 cars, Chevrolet had some how remained USA-1. By the end of 1954 the all new “Hot One” was ready. The first of the “classic” Chevy’s were ready to set Detroit on its ears and a national love affair was about to begin.