Out of the tri-five Chevy's everyone seems to have their preferred
year out of '55, '56 and '57s. They each offer somewhat similar but
also very similar 50's stylings. Of those cars various styles were
offered from 4 doors, to 2 doors, and convertibles. Often one of
the most sought after body styles outside of the convertibles is
the 2 door hardtop. This very clean original V8 BelAir ("VC" code)
2 door hardtop ("1037" code) is a really nice classic that has been
redone in a restomod style. It is clear this thing was built to
show well but also be a very enjoyable driver as well. The body on
the car is in excellent shape and painted in its original Regal
Turquoise and India Ivory color combo. The paint is very slick with
a nice shine. All of the stainless work is very straight and has a
bright finish as do the chrome side mirrors. The car has special
ordered deluxe bumpers which incorporate a larger wrap around edge
and cross bar which give the perfect mounting point for aftermarket
fog lights. The glass all has a slight tint and is free from any
cracks or damage. Underneath the car is solid with nice rust free
floors that are painted in the correct Red Oxide color they would
have left the factory with. The aftermarket American Racing wheels
look great on the car and the rears tuck nicely under the rear
skirts. It has Michelin tires size 215/60R17 in back with
215/55/R17s up front.
It was an original a V8 2 speed powerglide car but has been
converted over to a much more reliable 350 crate V8 and 700R4
Automatic with overdrive set up. The motor has been dressed up
nicely with lots of chrome and polished accents. The engine
compartment itself is also well done with the firewall, inner
fenders, and radiator support all being painted to match the body.
On the motor is an air gap manifold, Brawler 4 barrel carburetor,
chrome AC compressor, chrome alternator, and polished dual exhaust
manifolds into dual square tip exhaust that dump under the rear.
The motor is kept running nice and cool with an aluminum radiator
with electric fan. The car has power disc brakes with a chrome
booster and discs were added under the front of the car. It still
has drums in the back and stops well. Along with the power steering
the result is a very comfortable cruiser. For suspension the car
has leaf springs in back with adjustable coil overs and tubular
upper control arms in front.
The interior is finished out in a matching Turquoise and White
upholstery. It has a split bench up front and a bench in rear. On
the front seat is a removable center console for additional storage
and cup holders. The dash features mostly stock components
including the gauges, knobs, switches and the bowtie center trim.
An amp and oil gauge were added below the dash as well as a Super
Pro tachometer. The column is painted to match the dash and
incorporates the column shift as well as turn signal with cruise
control. The AC is a nice underdash unit with both a central unit
and single adjustable vents to the sides. The trunk of the car is
nicely finished out and offers plenty of storage space. Instead of
leaving the large spare storage open a lid was construction so you
can hide away some of your detailing towels, etc.
This nice classic has a lot going for it and was well built. It is
a great cruiser and has no problem bringing home awards at car
Make it yours for $74,500.00!
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
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