For Sale: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

What happens when you take a timeless Chevrolet body, bolt it to a custom chassis, drop in a modern Chevrolet V8 and pile on a list of mind-blowing parts? You get one incredible classic that instantly becomes the center of attention wherever it goes! Featuring a cool custom appearance, a custom leather interior, and a level of detail that requires multiple looks to fully comprehend, this sweet Bel Air is a compilation of top-notch components from some of the biggest names in the business. And what's better: it's a fully sorted cruiser that was built, above all else, to be driven and enjoyed. If you're the kind of enthusiast who wants an impressive ride that you can hop in, turn the key and sail some blacktop with, your chariot has arrived!

MORE TRICK THAN TRADITIONAL

Professionally restored by the pros at Prospect Hill, North Carolina's L&S Customs, this sweet Bel Air Post is a refreshing take on a storied classic. Naturally, a head-turning profile needs head-turning paint, which manifested as exceptional Jet Black and Copper Metallic two-stage. And today, this legendary Chevy rolls as one razor-sharp road rocket that's poised to show and raring to go!

As a collector car enthusiast, you really can't go wrong with any '50s Chevy. But many folks cherish the unfailing swagger of the division's '55 model. At the front of this double-nickel, stainless-trimmed lamps lead a polished grille above a shaved bumper. At the top of that grille, a shaved and stainless-trimmed hood fronts polished wipers, which clear a smoked and stainless-trimmed greenhouse. At the base of that glass, a tidy profile leads tasteful quarter spears with factory door handles. And at the back of the car, a shaved trunk shades a shaved Nomad bumper between cool, Buick-style taillights.

SMALL BLOCK TREAT

Peer into this classic's custom engine bay and you'll find 5.7 liters of professionally dressed LS1 that twists solid power into effortless torque. Straight from GM, this fully-sorted package combines a sturdy aluminum block with coil-near-plug ignition and aluminum flat top pistons to create razor sharp throttle response and lightning quick acceleration. At the front of the engine, a conical filter funnels breeze through a factory throttle body that's cinched to a painted factory intake. Upgraded heads cap stock internals, which spin an upgraded cam behind a polished March serpentine drive. Those pulleys turn modern power steering below a polished alternator and a polished AC compressor. High octane fossils are juiced by GM electronic fuel injection and sparked by predictable GM plug wires. Spent gases traverse ceramic-coated long-tube headers. Cooling comes courtesy of a polished Griffin radiator, which hangs spry puller fans behind a color-keyed aftermarket support. And not a detail has been missed in this Chevy's Copper Metallic engine bay, with items like a polished oil cap and polished fluid reservoirs complementing niceties like a polished hood latch and polished hood supports.

RUN WITH THE BEST

Park this Chevy on a lift and you'll find solid floorpans that reflect a world of aftermarket upgrades in a glowing sheen of Copper Metallic two-stage. A tough 4L60E 4-speed twists torque to a glossy axle that spins a posi-traction differential around big, 3.73 gears. Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering leads a full Art Morrison chassis, which stacks polished sway bars and polished control arms around polished spindles and adjustable Strange coil-overs. At the corners, power-assisted Wilwood calipers clamp a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. Charred dinosaurs traverse polished stainless pipes, which roar through dual-chamber Flowmaster mufflers. Choice detailing includes stainless hardware, braided fluid lines and a fabricated fuel tank. And power meets the pavement through color-keyed Billet Specialties Furys, which spin 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 275/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.

OUTFITTED FOR EXCELLENCE

Behind the solid-closing doors you'll find a custom leather cockpit that wraps tons of classic flash in miles of modern flair. Stitched by the pros at Old Fort, North Carolina's Street Seats Hot Rod Interiors, that kit kicks off with a quartet of thick buckets that feature tasteful, two-tone hides. In front of those thrones, a custom, two-tone dash floats modern air conditioning around sweeping telemetry and pushbutton ignition. Trim carpet sails sedate mats around billet pedals and a sculpted, full-length console. That island toggles a polished shifter between custom side panels and a custom headliner. Billet door handles look great highlighting polished armrests and a billet rearview mirror. The driver spins a bowtie-branded Billet Specialties Fury wheel around a polished, tilting column. And the passengers stow essentials in an ornate, custom-upholstered trunk.

The product of a detailed, ground-up build that would probably take a second mortgage to duplicate, this Chevy rolls on the right side of impressive. It's a highly desirable tri-five that's been carefully fitted with all the right stuff to be one seriously cool cruiser. If you're dreaming of the perfect blend of lavish '50s style and modern, reliable performance, you've found the ultimate classic!

HIGHLIGHTS

World class Bel Air pro-tourer that's the product of a professional, ground-up restoration

5.7 liter GM LS1 V8 with upgraded heads and an upgraded cam

GM 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission

Posi-traction differential with 3.73 gears

Modern air conditioning

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes

Full Art Morrison chassis

Custom leather interior

Hidden Stereo Radio

Tastefully modified body with Jet Black and Copper Metallic paint

17 and 18-inch Billet Specialties Fury wheels

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID:CC-1540644
  • Price:$219,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Copper Metallic
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:172
  • Stock Number:137152
  • VIN:C55B098292

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7600 Statesville Road
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Charlotte, NC 28269
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