01-02-2020, 10:16 AM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Originally Posted by Gianna
So I got the micro 9 Bel Air as a gift from my dad and man is it hideous! Won't get close to the money it's worth trading it to my local store. Also don't wanna break his heart by getting rid of it. Love the micro 9 action and the chrome slide but I can't even look at it with the frame being that color. How bad am I devaluing it if I get it painted? Think it will ever be a collectible?
Gianna, welcome to the site from Tennessee.
To answer your question: No, I doubt the Bel Air Micro9 will ever be collectible.
IMO, the Bel Air had a small demographic (Baby Boomers?) of people that liked the color enough to purchase it.
Me? I don't love that color enough to buy one, however I do love the cars of that era. I would not have wanted a 1955 Chevy Bel Air in that color either.
If my father had gifted the BelAir Micro9 to me, I would not alter it's color or condition. I would cherish it and keep it to preserve the memory of my father. No matter how ugly I thought it was.
IMO on the used market a BelAir that the color had been changed would be worthless to me...I'd never buy it.
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