This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a beautifully restored 2 door hardtop with classic and tastefully done upgrades. 1955 was a banner year for Chevrolet, with the GM marque completely re-designing its top-of-the-line Bel Air both inside and out. The new-look 1955 Bel Air featured a bolder and squarer exterior appearance and, in turn, kicked off the Tri-Five era for Chevy.
From nose to tail, the ’55 Chevys had a whole new look. From the famous ”hooded” headlights that were carried through the rest of the Tri-Five era cars, to the restyled grilles and bumpers, going up to the new wraparound windshields, through the new bolder-looking rear quarter panels and rear-end treatment, the 1955 Bel Air instantly became a style icon.
On the inside, the ’55 Bel Airs were plusher than more economic 150 and 210 models and the new interior design would become an iconic characteristic as well. Of course, not to be forgotten in the 1955 models was the notable addition of Chevrolet’s first V8 engine offered on its passenger cars and would become the standard going forward. This particular ’55 Chevrolet Bel Air comes to us from the private collection of a true Chevy collection who was clearly a wonderful and caring steward of this classic car. Powering this Tri-Five Chevy is a 350 Cubic Inch V8 crate motor paired with an Edelbrock single 4 barrel carburetor that is dressed up quite nicely. A TH350 Automatic Transmission backs the NOM 350 V8 ensuring that anybody can take this ’55 Chevrolet for a spin around the block. Exhaust exits via a dual exhaust setup through which gives this Bel Air Hardtop a nice throaty sound. This 1955 Bel Air sports some fantastic options! Getting in and out of those tight parking spots at the local drive-in or local car show is a total breeze since this 55 Bel-Air is equipped with power steering. With power front disc brakes and an upgraded dual master cylinder, bringing this Chevy Bel Air to a stop is much more reliable and is made much easier.
Riding on P235/60R15 raised letter radials in the front and a matching set of 245/60R15 radials in rear, all of which are on Crager chrome wheels, this 1955 Bel Air has a great look and even better ride. The exterior on this Bel Air has been beautifully refinished in a two-tone color scheme consisting of Gypsy Red and India Ivory, completing the classic exterior look of the car. The interior on this Chevy is absolutely stunning! The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in a beautiful Red Vinyl with Beige Cloth inserts and have a nice stock look. The door panels are in wonderful condition as well and appear to be in a stock configuration. The steering column has been upgraded to include a custom tilt steering wheel, which makes driving this car more comfortable.
At first glance, the painted dash appears to be stock though a closer examination reveals several tasteful upgrades. The instrument cluster has been upgraded to a Danchuk Signature Classic Instruments setup complete with a 140 MPH speedometer, 8,000 RPM tachometer, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, volt gauge, and fuel gauge. Additionally, the radio has been upgraded to a retro-style AM/FM entertainment system so that you can listen to all of your tunes while cruising down the road. Whether you’re adding to your Tri-Five collection or you’re buying your first classic car, this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door hardtop would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today!
*350 Cu. In. V8 NOM
*Edelbrock Single 4 Barrel Carburetor
*TH350 Automatic Transmission
*Power Front Disc Brakes
*Gypsy Red/India Ivory Exterior
*Red Vinyl w/ Beige Cloth Bench Seats
*Raised Letter Radial Tires on Crager Wheels
*Upgraded AM/FM Entertainment System
*Danchuk Signature Classic Instruments
*Odometer Reads: 2,053 Miles
- Price: $59,995