The BelAire Line
The American IMC Compressors are one of several units with which I have personal experience. These compressors put out plenty of air for the money and hold up very well. They are assembled in North Carolina and can be shipped anywhere in the continental US because they are warehoused all over the country.
For the purposes of auto body repair and painting I recommend three models the 218 V or the 318 V or H (vertical or horizontal) and for those who need more air the 318 VL with 7.5 HP. The home user may be able to get away with the 6061 for autobody repairs and painting by selecting the proper tools.
Two Stage Compressors Include...
Enclosed belt guard,
Tank drain and discharge valve,
Cast Iron Cylinders
Cast Iron Crankshafts
Oversize Main Bearings
Pressure switch unloader
Auto start/stop control