An iconic 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop with a slick two-tone
exterior, upgraded A/C interior, and huge big block with brand new
fuel injection is a classic that's always cool and always in style.
Even the undercarriage shows that have been a lot of quality
investments in this already desirable classic.
This one looks just like it's stepping out of the black & white TV
era. That silver is a newer modern application, and the white has a
great intensity, and so just like the golden age of television,
together they sparkle with nostalgia. In fact, the Chevrolet
emblements front and rear are almost the only hints of color, and
so know you can have a ton of fun with pictures. All the brightwork
even follows the same tone for a fully-coordinated look. This
chrome is iconic as it separates the two paint colors along the
profile. The wraparound bumpers, wide grille, and jet-inspired hood
ornament all have a mirror-like appearance of a well-prepared
classic. And the upgraded to 17-inch alloys were done with classic
American Racing Hopster units so that nothing takes away from this
very vintage look. That changes when you open the door...
The interior instantly shows off an investment to give you modern
comfort. After all, they never gave you high-back bucket seats or
individual armrests in the 1950s. However, even this obvious modern
upgrade was done with a vintage eye. The seats have tuck and roll
style pattern inserts. Plus, the upholstery, door panels, dash, and
headliner are all custom fashioned to coordinate with the exterior
white and silver. There are nice upgrades for the driver, like a
wood and chrome sports steering wheel, and there's a custom console
with a floor shifter. And everyone will enjoy the upgrade to
cold-blowing air conditioning.
The shoebox Chevys might be famous for launching the small block
V8s, but this coupe proves that the big blocks fit in the engine
bay, too. This 454 cubic-inch motor is show-ready with great
features such as the big orange block and plenty of shine on the
valve covers, air grabber, alternator, compressor, and much more.
Plus, it's supported by the right pieces, including upgraded
pulleys and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. But what you'll
really love about this big block is that its fed by a brand new
FAST electronic fuel injection system on top of a Edelbrock
Performance 2.0 intake. So you know you've got some serious power
that also fires up better than when new (isn't that what pure
nostalgia is all about?) And the rather straight set of dual
exhaust pipes feeds a set of Flowmasters for a terrific big block
sound. Make sure that you check out the undercarriage photos where
you'll also see a clean overall presentation. Plus, power steering,
power brakes w/front discs, a three-speed automatic transmission,
and the modern grip of Cooper tires all make this big block coupe
easy to enjoy.
Wickedly fast, nicely presented, and priced right, an iconic like
this custom '55 Chevy is not going to last long in our showroom.