Trendsetter of the 50s. You dont have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the classic cars of the 1950s. Cars were stylized with sweeping lines, chrome, and fins that gave them a sleek, sexy look. And, among the many striking cars of this era was the 1950 Chevrolet Bel Airwhat may very well be the single most iconic automobile of the 1950s. The model first came in under the Deluxe Styleline Bel Air nomenclature. Models with similar characteristics had previously failed, miserably, to get any footing, but the Bel Air seemed to come in at just the right time, charming drivers everywhere. This timeless beauty still charms, and affordably so, as a die-cast replica.