1955 was a watershed year for Chevrolet. Introducing the 265 cubic
inch small block V8, future variations of this engine design would
ultimately power nearly 90 million vehicles worldwide. This 1955
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible while originally manufactured in
Janesville, Wisconsin underwent a complete frame-off restoration in
1999 by one of the top restoration firms in America. Factory
equipped with Chevrolet's all-new Super Turbo-Fire V8, a 4 barrel
Rochester carburetor and dual exhaust, the Power Pack combination
produced 180 horsepower to the 2 speed automatic Powerglide
transmission. Retail price began at $2,305 including the factory
convertible top, but this vehicle sported factory extras such as
the power windows, push button AM radio, bumper guards and white
wide walls. First used in 1955, this Bel Air dash includes two
warning lights instead of the actual gauges for oil pressure and
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