- In 1953 the Chevrolet renamed its models and gave the Bel Air the best deal. In 1955, the Bel Air series acquired an alternative to a V8 engine. The new, 265-cubic inch V8 engine was so good that it continued to be produced in various forms for many more decades.
- In 1956, the 'Super Power Pack' four-stroke engine provided higher compression and higher horsepower (195 bhp). So the most enthusiastic fans connect Bel Air to the V8 engine. That same year the new style that Bel Air acquired was considered "the hottest". Unlike Ford and Plymouth, Chevrolet had a "stylized and clean style".
- The '55, '56 and '57 Bel Air are among the most acclaimed American cars of all time. The spacious saloon, fuel efficiency and stylish finishing of Bel Air's fins and plating are considered infinitely superior to the oversized and oversized models that were released over the next 20 years in Detroit.