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OEM 1959-61 Chevrolet Belair 348 3x2 Tripower Air Cleaner. This assembly has been media blasted and refinished to the original look of the 1959-61 cars featuring the infamous Tripower carburetion. The base features a very clean interior, nice filter ridge, smooth perimeter, and correct clearance dimples on the bottom. The snorkels are straight (with  typical factory impressions) and clocked at 1:00 and 9:00 (as viewed from the "front" marking) - this defines the years and applications. Each snorkel is a different length - specific to the engine era. The internal carburetor mounting stancheons are original and mount to the three carburetors; note that the all carburetor flanges are the same large size (2 3/4") and height. The exterior has been updated with a GM licensed air cleaner service decal (orange over black instead of over clear) to finish off the exterior. Note the "9" stamping in the base above the snorkels illustrates the originality of the unit - not present on the reproduction pieces readily available.

The original lid is included and in good condition. It sits nicely on an NOS heavy duty high performance perforated air filter and is secured by a period correct wing nut.

This assembly presents nicely and remains an excellent choice to enhance your restoration. Best of all, it is a rare and genuine GM part!

For further information on the restoration process, please contact us.

Many of our parts are available on a limited basis. As such, the old adage "Here today, gone tomorrow" applies. While we strive to maintain a diverse inventory, it is impossible to predict if and when another assembly will come along.



This assembly is correct for the following:

1959-61 Chevrolet

Impala 348 3X2 Tripower

*note this unit differs from the earlier style featuring the taller carburetor flange stacks and small flanges.


This assembly will fit factory tripower carburetors with the 2 3/4" carburetor flanges with or without A/C. If you have modified your carburetor or intake manifold, please inquire first prior to bidding to ensure fitment is correct. Return requests for non-fitment will not be honored.



The assembly will ship within one day (usually the day of payment) with shipping and tracking information provided


This assembly is guaranteed to match the item description - customers have up to 14 days from the date of delivery to return the assembly if it is not as described


Assemblies must be returned in the original packing- customers are responsible for return shipping charges. A refund will be issued upon receipt of the inspected assembly. Returns for non-fitment will not be honored-please aske questions first.


In the event of shipping damage, customers must save all packaging and send 5 digital pictures so Muscle Car Air Cleaners can initiate a shipping damage claim.


We ship with

FedEx & USPS


Estimated shipping costs:

US $20-35

Canada / Hawaii / Alaska $55 +/-

Europe/Scandinavia $85 

Australia $95 or less