The Chevrolet Bel Air was a full-size car manufactured by Chevrolet between 1950 and 1975. From 1950 to 1952, only the two-door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were given the Bel Air moniker. The Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a specific body type to a luxury level of trim spread across a range of body types with the 1953 model year. When production in the United States ended in 1975, the Bel Air was still available in different trim levels, and it went from a mid-level trim car to a budget fleet sedan. The 1981 model year saw production continue in Canada, but only for the domestic market.The Chevrolet Bel Air, especially the second generation design, is regarded as a 1950s icon. Collectors and enthusiasts seek out examples that have been well-maintained and preserved.