1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 door post. Powder coated Morrison GT Sport Chassis. GM Ram Jet 350 crate engine, 350 hp @ 5000 rpm, 403 lb.-ft. torque. Phoenix Performance TH-700 R4 six speed automatic transmission. Ford 9 inch rear end. Griffin Exact Fit aluminum radiator. Willwood disc brakes with 4 and 6 piston polished calipers drilled. Custom 17 inch Boyd Coddington (RIP) 5 spoke "Smoothies" wheels. BF Goodrich G Force KDWS radial tires 245/45/17 fronts, 255/50/17 rears. Magnaflow Performance Exhaust. ididit steering column. Dakota Digital Dash with 6 analog gauge readings. Billet Specialties Serpentine belt drive system. Radio delete dash with after market MP3 connection. Vehicle purchased in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2004. Frame off restoration from 2005 thru 2009 by Raymond Ormsby at Butler's Restoration in Bangor, Maine. Rust free body that was sandblasted, primed, and painted with three coats. Less than 3,000 since restoration. Always garaged. Beautiful car that runs great.
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.
With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
What fascinates me about the Chevrolet Bel Ai is not only how it became an iconic classic car but an American icon over the last 60-or-so years since it debuted as an everyday family car.
A couple of years ago I was attending the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach.
What do you do if you have a beautiful, low-mileage ’55 Chevy with a crapped-out engine that wasn’t supplying enough power anyway?
The 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup competition last August was an event Andy Leach, owner of Cal Auto Creations, won’t soon forget.
‘Steve’s” 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Fonzie’s Triumph motorcycle, The Green Hornet’s “Black Beauty,” Evel Knievel’s “Stratocycle” and a “screen-used” General Lee Dodge Charger are among the vehicles that will cross the block at Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 74.