This is a beautiful 55 Bel Air 2 door hardtop with 4 speed (previous owner - owned for over 25 years), painted Gypsy Red & Indian Ivory, re-chromed front and rear bumpers, new parking lights, new grill trim, grill is original in excellent condition, new hood bird, new side view mirrors, new door handles, deck lid and taillight housing appear to have been replaced, all original side trim and window stainless have been re-polished in very good condition, new tinted windshield, tinted side glass, original back glass in excellent condition, during restoration weather stripping and window felts where replaced.
"Cool" custom Red & Ivory bucket seat console interior, padded dash, billet dash trim, Impala steering wheel, tach nicely mounted on steering column, trio of gauges nicely mounted in console, stainless headliner bow's and side trim, factory appearing Bel Air door panels, updated with front bucket seats which are 6-way adjustable, matching center console with 4 speed shifter and cup holders, factory rear seat with matching custom upholstery, carpet looks new, billet sill plates, custom upholstered trunk.
Under the hood we have a nicely built 350 4 bolt with Edelbrock aluminum intake, Holley carb, billet valve covers and air cleaner, aluminum high flow water pump, chrome alternator, updated with power steering, power front disc brakes, updated with electric wipers, set of headers into 2 1/2 inch dual exhaust out the back with chrome tips, 4 speed Saginaw trans with Hurst shifter, new gas tank and sending unit.
Factory jack and spare, also has car cover.
Rides on a set of new Rev Classics 17x7 215/55/17 front and 17x8 235/55/17 rear.
Everything works as it should. Ready to show/cruise and a "Blast" to drive.
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.