1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
Multiple Trophy-Winning Restomod on Steroids! Bill Mitchell (BMP) of Deland, FL built 632ci engine w/ 845hp/800 ft.lbs + 300 hp Shot of Nitrous = 1145 hp!
Brings new meaning to the phrase “Heavy Chevy”
Purchased from the original owner, a lady from Jersey City, NJ & underwent an extensive build with family & friends beginning in early 2012 & basically finished (well, they’re never finished are they) 16 months later w/ on-going tweaks till February 2019.
The complete restoration, redesign, reengineering & mechanical upgrades encompassed body being stripped to bare metal & Nosed & Decked in `50’s Hot Rod style w/show-quality Platinum Silver paint by Mike Moore. All chrome & trim redone & LED lights installed in headlights, grill, mirrors incorporating turn signals & tail lights over a custom-built frame to house the impressive driveline & suspension. New custom, period style interior w/ Black Leather rolled & pleated seats. Retro Digital dash w/ LED gauges, tilt-wheel, A/C & a vintage fighter array of switches, instruments & dials.
No-expense spared utilizing the finest components & expert craftsmen. Not a Trailer Queen, but a solid #2 that was driven to shows throughout the Eastern Coast. What’s the purpose of having this much horsepower always trailered & to be parked on a Show Field?
NOTE: Due to scheduling restraints & unfamiliarity of the process as this is an Estate Sale, we are having the appraiser- ClassicGray©, who personally inspected the vehicle and provided all photographs, videos & description to moderate the auction & competently answer all your questions. It can be shown on a very limited basis due to the availability of family members, so please examine all the pics, videos & description and feel free to ask any questions. You may buy w/ confidence from someone who has been in business for 23 years brokering & appraising vehicles, selling six figure collectibles w/o personal inspection to satisfied clients worldwide.
Chevy was only able to be driven through a private, gated residential community necessitating adherence to speed & noise restrictions, but I think you get the idea.
COMPONENT LIST & FEATURES
Exterior & Suspension
~ CONDITION ~
EXTERIOR: Show–quality Platinum Silver paint by Mike Moore over solid, straight panels w/ smooth even gaps. Custom, Nose & Decked body just like in the Hot Rod days but now w/ LED lights in grill, turn signals in mirrors & taillights. All trim, chrome, lights, lenses & glass are Excellent w/ one small ding on left C-pillar & scratches below driver’s door as seen in pics. Proper American Racing Torq Thrust wheels are Excellent & NITTO tires are date coded 2012 w/ 10/32nds up front & 6/32nds in the rear showing no sidewall or inter-tread cracking.
INTERIOR: New Custom, period style interior w/ Black Leather Rolled & Pleated seats is Excellent throughout showing fur shedding (dander) from stuffed animal in back seat. Retro Dakota Digital dash maintains the period look. All components, systems function perfectly including the A/C w/ R134a. The purpose & working of the various switches & start-up procedure will be explained to the new owner.
ENGINE/DRIVELINE: Chromed engine bay is a work of art & Show-Detailed in #1 condition exhibiting recent maintenance w/ absolutely no drips or leaks. Transmission, steering, brakes & Nitrous System all perform w/o issues.
UNDERCARRIAGE: Custom frame & undercarriage shows slight road use from dry weather tours. All is solid & rust-free w/ good shocks, springs, bushings, & lines w/ 1st class workmanship throughout.
ROAD TEST/MECHANICALLY: This beautiful `55 starts easily & drives effortlessly w/ its direct R&P steering & 4 wheel disc braking precise & assured stops. The power is obviously neck-snapping, but it may be the sound that surpasses everything. This Chevy needs nothing & w/ PA Antique tags is a no-hassle transfer.
Be sure to watch the additional videos on my YouTube channel. Copy the link & paste into your browser.
Test Drive Video: https://youtu.be/ZW2QDtySpnw
Drive by Video: https://youtu.be/oXkQEOrKTSo
When not shown or toured, always on jack stands & covered in a climate-controlled garage w/ regular maintenance performed, the most recent less than a year ago. This Chevy is beyond any in its uniqueness & certainly power. Its understated beauty w/ nods to its “Old School” classic origins are complimented by its raw power, braking & handling capabilities. The entire vehicle is solidly in the #2+/#1- category w/ the minor paint chip, one trim dent & visible road usage on the undercarriage regulating it to the #2+ classification. The overall package is not affected by this demarcation either in its value or desirability. Bulletproof workmanship ready to hit the streets again.
STYLE No 55-1037D Bel Air Sport Coupe
BODY No T18874 - Tarrytown, NY
TRIM No 521 G - Beige/Red Cloth/Vinyl
PAINT No 615 S - Shoreline Beige & Gypsy Red