1961 was the last year with chrome trim around the cove which made painting the cove a second color easier. 1961 was also the last year of the 283 and wide white walls. 1962 was the first year of the 327, narrow whitewalls. I don't see the trunk ridge down the misddle either; hope it's there!
Back in the day this is the EXACT car I drove; it started as a 283 powerslide and when I was done with her it was a 301 3 speed Hurst. At the time I felt "poor" as I was the only guy around with the Bel Air 2 dr post. Never thought I would see this in 1/25! I am building it again- in scale this time! White/Surf Green. Thanks Revell!