GM even had planned obsolescence for their model names. The Bel Air went from top of the line to bottom of the line and then extinct in twenty years. It's about as bad as BMW mocking the people who bought their cars twenty years ago.
I was surprised to see a V8 under the hood. At least in the States, ‘77 full size Chevrolets found be had with a six: the Chevy in-line 250 cid six. Lots smoother than the 3/4 small block V6s that followed.
Yes, these were not exactly common, but not all that unusual either. The inline 6 was standard on this generation of BelAir and the Canadian Pontiac Laurentian equivalent. You sometimes saw them equipped that way for taxicab duty.
Wow, not often you see a Klockau Classic from your own town! I thought I had seen this car prowling the mean streets of Lasalle, ON, and I was right! My dad was a Provincial Police constable, and the B-body late-70s Bel Air was his ride for many years. Beautiful example here.