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55 Chevy BelAire Convertible

by Dr Pixel Posted 19th Dec 2006 at 10:28 PM - Updated 4th Jan 2009 at 3:16 PM by Dr Pixel
60 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

1955 Chevy Bel Aire Convertible by Dr Pixel

Updated Dec 6, 2008 to work with Numenor's Drivable Cars without NightLife game add -on. I also improved the convertible top cover.

The recolors are not changed, they will still work with the new mesh.

This is a drivable vehicle, it REQUIRES the NightLife expansion pack

Doors and lights work correctly, but I had to disable the WooHoo "fog" effect.

Sims can still WooHoo and Makeout, but there will be no animation -

they will just fade out, make some noises, and fade back in.

Although the car has a rear seat, your Sims will not use it - there is no animation for a Sim to get in the back seat of a two-door car - so your Sim passengers will treat this car as if there was no back seat.

This object may be recolored, and may be included in lot uploads

Recolors should link to this post so people can get the mesh

The mesh file is NOT to be altered or used as a base for other meshes!

Model was modified from the Maxis sportscar using the .Ms3dASCII export/import of SimPE.

The basic body shell was modified from a free mesh found on ArchiDOM -

Polys = 11989 (667 polys per tile)

The car itself includes the mesh and the Red/White exterior and interior color options. The recolors file includes the other three exterior and interior color options seen in the picture.

Thanks to Vampcat, Cevic, Numenor, Pinhead, and Willem for their advice and information about editing the car meshes.
Car Type:
      Antique/Classic: Antique or Classic
Car Era:
      1940 to 1959

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 429.1 KB · Downloads: 54,339 · 21st Dec 2008
429.1 KB 54,339 21st Dec 2008

Size: 362.9 KB · Downloads: 49,633 · 19th Dec 2006
362.9 KB 49,633 19th Dec 2006
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Test Subject
#26 Old 21st Dec 2006 at 5:08 AM
Since you've gone through the trouble of reposting after finding out about the bumper guards, I thought I might point out that in '55, cars equiped with a V8 had emblems under the tail lights, the optional side mirror was only available on the driver's side, the interior pattern is not stock, and your '55 has a '57 dash with an after market steering wheel.

I don't mean to be nit-picky, It's still the best car I've found, and will find it's way into almost all the driveways in the neighborhood.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 21st Dec 2006 at 5:33 AM
Awesome work!

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Test Subject
#28 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 9:33 AM
I just love the 1950s! Better times - if only I lived then! A well shaped mesh, carefully crafted. I don't suppose you would be able to make a hardtop version aswell? That would be swell!
Test Subject
#29 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 9:59 AM
Nice car! It fits in with my sims perfectly!
Test Subject
#30 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 4:08 PM
Thanks for this awesome car!
Forum Resident
#31 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 4:25 PM

Another quality product from the Emerald Isle , you have a great talent & a very good eye for detail - thanks for sharing!... :D

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 5:56 AM
This is really great looking, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Curiosity may have killed the cat... but it MADE the kitten!
Test Subject
23rd Dec 2006 at 1:44 PM
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Test Subject
#33 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 1:46 PM
I love it!

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Field Researcher
#34 Old 25th Dec 2006 at 9:02 PM
beautiful! thank you for sharing
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 1:57 AM
Wonderful! Now I'm gonna have to build a bigger driveway heh.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 6:48 AM
Ooooh, EXTRA PRETTY!! My father had a '57 Ford Fairlane 500 ~ similar styling ~ but, unfortunately, traded it in for a Maverick before I was old enough to drive it.

Thank you!
Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Jan 2007 at 7:42 AM

I have to learn how to make cars. A 1962 Studebaker Hawk doesn't sound glamorous, but you'd be surprised how much attaention it attracts in real life.
Test Subject
#38 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 9:04 PM
This is a very beutiful car!
I love the Red//White colored one.
You are so talented!.

Sorry For My English. I Am in Italy.=]
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#39 Old 24th Jan 2007 at 6:47 AM
awwww... Thanks! My grandpa had a blue and white Chevy Bel Aire. :0)
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 1:41 AM
Thanks, it's perfect for my Rockabilly Sims !
Test Subject
#41 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 5:06 PM
I love this car! Thank you for sharing!
Forum Resident
#42 Old 14th Feb 2007 at 5:11 AM
wow nice thanks

What about the thousands of wonderful men and women who are fighting this war without any of the credit or the glory that always goes to those lucky few who just happen to get shot?
Test Subject
#43 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 7:04 AM
that is awsome purely awsome ill drink to that my friend!

Food is food? no i bleive it is more i think it has a power of magical banana boats with ak-47s!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh runnn!
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 1st Apr 2007 at 6:34 AM Last edited by Wessie68 : 1st Apr 2007 at 11:36 AM.
woooooow gorgeous car. i'm downloading now....

Thank You


I have tested and its really beautiful car. The door look good.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 6:00 AM
I was a child in the early 1960's. I remember riding in these. I thought it was great to ride in a car where the roof went down!
Thanks for creating this classic for our simmies to enjoy!
Test Subject
#46 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 1:21 AM

heck would you be willing to do an impala? like out of the show supernatural?
Test Subject
#47 Old 10th May 2007 at 10:17 PM
Absolutley a beautiful car. The detail you put in it is amazing.

A definite download.

Well Done!
Test Subject
#48 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 8:23 PM
Totally excellent job, Dr Pixel! Thanks so much for doing this classic!
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 14th Jun 2007 at 5:19 AM
This car is a must-have for me. Thank you for keeping the polycount low also.
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