I have decided to sell my 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. I am moving to the Austin area this summer, and I will not have as much room for my toys. So, this one must go! I purchased the car in March 2013 as a fresh restoration, which I was told was completed in May 2012. The car had an LS1 engine at the time, and it was completed with paint, wiring, etc. It had approximately 1,700 miles on it since restoration when I purchased it, and it was already sitting on the Art Morrison aftermarket chassis. Once I purchased it, I spent $12,000 on complete new interior, gauge cluster, trunk, and stereo, $4,500 on forged 19" wheels and tires, and $7,500 installing a new 6.2L LS3 engine. I spent the money to complete the car how it should be.
Below is a list of some of the vehicle highlights:
*Art Morrison GT-Sport Aftermarket Chassis
*GM 6.2L LS3 Engine installed in July 2013
*GM 4L60E Transmission
*Custom ceramic-coated long tube headers
*Vintage Air Heating & A/C
*Fikse Profil 5 19" Forged Wheels installed in June 2013
*Complete new interior, headliner, and trunk installed in May 2013
*Power front and rear windows operated by what looks like crank windows on the doors
*Retrosound Radio with custom subwoofer, amp, and speakers with custom kick panels installed in May 2013
*Factory-style bench seating for the perfect nostalgic look
*All new smoked glass
*Wilwood Polished 4-wheel disc brakes
*Dakota Digital gauges installed in May 2013
*Stainless steel fuel tank
*New battery installed in trunk in May 2013 behind panels for a clean look
*Polished engine compartment including front drive accessories, billet aluminum valve covers, air filter assembly, radiator, and support
*Custom orange metallic paint with white pearl
*All new exterior trim
*All new interior trim by Pete's Fabrications
*Eddie Motorsports billet hood hinges
I cannot describe how well this car drives! The Art Morrison chassis is a work of art. It truly drives and handles like a new car. You can comfortably cruise down the road at 70 MPH without the feel of an old car. The steering is responsive, and the ride is amazing! With power rack and pinion steering, you can turn the steering wheel with one finger. This car was built to enjoy with no expense spared. It did win a Goodguy's award at the 2013 Fall Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth last October. The car gets lots of attention wherever it goes! The paint and body work is laser straight and looks amazing, especially under fluorescent lights. I have put just under 300 miles on the car since I purchased it last year. When I am not enjoying the car, it sits in my shop at my house with a car cover over it. It does excellent both on the road and sitting at a show. It would be the perfect car for the Hot Rod Power Tour, if you were so inclined! It's a very comfortable and fun car to drive. The car has the perfect stance on the Art Morrison chassis, and it drives as good as it looks! You can't take the car anywhere that you don't get lots of honks, thumbs up, and comments. It's ready to go for the spring and summer shows and cruise-ins.
Save yourself the agony of a classic car auction, and buy with confidence! I did NOT buy this car at a live auction, and I refuse to sell it that way. Too much junk disguised as nice is pushed through the classic car auctions, and you never know what you will end up with once you get it home. I have also had bad experiences with having cars damaged while at an auction. This is before you even discuss their 8% to 10% buyer's fee! This is among the nicest 1955 Chevy Bel Airs in the country, and everything is properly sorted out. I am not in a bind to sell the car. I have the clear title in hand. The car is available for inspection in Lubbock, Texas prior to purchase, and funds must clear my bank account before I hand over the keys. I will accept a cashier's check and wire transfer, but, again, the funds must be in my account before I release the car. I will be glad to take any additional pictures upon request. I can also help you arrange shipping for the car, but it will be the responsibility of the buyer to pay for the shipping. You won't find a nicer car that is ready to drive, and you certainly cannot build one on an Art Morrison chassis for what I'm selling this car for! Car was professionally buffed mid-April 2014 and is ready for the show car season!