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For Sale: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air in Marietta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Do a quick Google image search for "Bel Air" or "tri-five" and you'll see two predominant patterns: a whole lot of pastels and a whole lot of whitewalls. While it's hard not to love a fab classic, a staunch dedication to historical accuracy can definitely stand between some enthusiasts and '50s-era metal. Heck, even if you are a stickler for factory specs, it's still nice to see something a bit different every now and then. That's why this cool resto-mod is such a refreshing change of pace. A lot of time, money and effort was invested into making this classic the baddest bowtie on the block, and the quality of that plight shows throughout. From its custom chassis and 454 cubic inch big block to its brilliant paint and plush leather interior, the car features the best of everything without drifting in to dreaded 'too nice to drive' territory. If you're ready to experience a different kind of rod, which can be obtained for much less than the hobby's typical build cost, take a minute to learn more about this killer Chevy!
The essential part of building a jaw dropping classic is knowing EXACTLY when to hold back. And, with an icon as detailed as Chevy's tri-five, even the subtlest touches go a long way. While the pros who restored this Convertible paid plenty of attention to its solid body, that work was specifically aimed at creating the most perfect surfaces possible. And the result is panels that are exceptionally flat, displaying nary a ripple or wave anywhere. As expected, that straight fuselage ensures fit and finish that's significantly above '50s factory fodder. And a glossy coat of bright red 2-stage lends the car a sporty demeanor that most pastels simply can't touch.
Since "mod" is literally a part of the term "resto-mod", one would expect this Bel Air's engine bay to pack something a little more enticing than an old school Power Pack V8. That said, "A little more enticing" falls a little bit short of describing the car's 454 cubic inches of big block fury. At the top of that sinister mill, a big Holley sniper 4-barrel mixes wind supplied by a polished air filter with fuel that's piped through a combination of polished and braided fluid lines. That air/fuel mixture floods a polished Edelbrock intake on the way to iron Chevrolet heads. Those heads hang mirrored valve covers and style-matched breathers and coated block and long tube headers. A combination of billet brackets and billet pulleys spins belts around a polished water pump, a polished alternator and a polished AC compressor. A beefy aluminum radiator circulate coolant around two electric fans. And a familiar Wilwood master cylinder and a custom, color-keyed firewall give the bright red engine compartment ample visual sizzle.
When you open this Convertible door, prepare to swim in a sea of first-class aesthetics. The car's modern front buckets and upgraded rear bench have been wrapped in leather, trimmed in tan and buttoned up with billet. In front of those seats, a tiered, leather-wrapped dash hangs full white face gauges between glossy paint and billet foot pedals. At the floor, black-trimmed like new Carpet floats piped and color-keyed mats. At the center of that carpet, a custom, leather-wrapped console founds a familiar Vintage Air climate system and modern Kenwood head unit. In front of the driver, a custom steering wheel, tilting column. At the sides of the passengers, flowing door panels hang sculpted armrests and billet handles between body-matched frames, billet trim and modern power windows. And behind the cockpit, a custom upholstered trunk.
A lot of hot rods claim to be the total package, but this '55 Chevy actually backs that talk up. The stout big block has surprisingly good manners and, paired with the car's smooth-shifting automatic and custom leather interior, serves as the basis for one of the most comfortable resto-mods we've seen. Buy it for the bowtie... Buy it for the build quality... Whatever you do, just make sure to buy it quickly because quality customs like this don't have a habit of sticking around.

1750 Enterprise Way Suite 109 Marietta GA 30067

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday - 9-5pm
Saturday - 9-3pm (Appointment Only After 3pm)
Sunday - Closed

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1588160
  • Price: $179,900
  • Location:Marietta, Georgia
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:264
  • Stock Number:345C
  • VIN:VC55T058314
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