For Sale: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Body off frame, rotisserie restored. We have photos of the restoration process. Very desirable genuine Bel Air hardtop. It's a beautiful car and also an amazing driver. Optioned out with air conditioning and all the comforts you need to put some miles on it.

EXTERIOR: Absolutely straight, no rust or damage. Smooth even all along the bottoms. Gaps are precise, square and flush. The doors, hood, trunk shut like new. Beautiful bright white and bright red paint. It is polished like glass. You would have to look real hard to even find a flaw. All of the exterior chrome and stainless trim was replaced or restored. It has optional rocker moldings, fuel door trim, dual mirrors. The "flippers" over the door windows work. It has optional reverse lights. All the glass was replaced. The latches were replaced on the hood, doors and trunk. The weatherstrips and window seals were replaced. 15 inch polished Torque Thrust wheels on Cooper radial tires.

INTERIOR: Completely restored. The seats were rebuilt and are firm. The upholstery was custom made similar to the original pattern. Door panels are made to match. The interior metal is painted smooth and glossy. All the knobs, handles, lenses and trim was replaced. It has the correct tight loop carpet and Bel Air floor mats. The headliner was replaced and has the Bel Air chrome ribs. Visors were replaced, has optional day/night mirror. Original style steering wheel but has a smaller diameter. It's on a tilt column. The heat and a/c controls were neatly added. New wiring harness, interior lights work. It has a mini console with cupholders, 12 volt receptacle and stereo. Kick panel speakers and a custom rear deck has 6x9 speakers. Red seat belts were added in front.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It's a 350 Vortec with Holley Sniper fuel injection. It has aluminum intake and an HEI ignition system. Fully decked out in polished parts. Matched set of valve covers, breathers, brackets and air cleaner. Neatly installed air conditioning system with a polished compressor. Power steering with CPP steering box. CPP power brake system too. Polished aluminum radiator and overflow bottle with electric fan keeps it cool. Upgraded electric wiper system. New wiring, horns, 1 wire polished alternator, cruise control. Premium fittings, fuel lines, linkages etc. The engine bay is smooth metal painted glossy. New hinges, stainless hardware was used.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The entire trunk compartment is clean metal. It is painted gloss white including under the lid and jamb. Reproduction rubber mat, seat divider, wiring and weatherstrip. Painted rim and a new radial tire for a spare. The jack assembly is restored. The battery was relocated to the trunk.

UNDERSIDE: It has been body off the frame restored. The chassis wad prepped and painted gloss black. The front end has been completely rebuilt including ball joints, bushings, springs, shocks, steering components. In back the shocks and bushings have been replaced. All the body bushings were replaced. Fuel tank, straps, fuel lines, sending unit were replaced. It has a nice dual exhaust system is with accelerator mufflers. The brake system has been rebuilt. It has disc in front, e-brake assembly is hooked up. Bottom of the motor is clean, it has a high torque starter. Upgraded with a 700R-4 overdrive automatic transmission. The driveshaft is rebuilt. 3.55 gears in the rear end. The body was flipped on a rotisserie so the bottom could be restored like new. All clean metal floors, braces, rockers etc. We have photos of the process.

This one got better the closer I looked. Excellent fit and finishes through out. The functionality seems to be just as impressive. Timeless build, it wont go out of style anytime soon. It has the features you want. It's a driver, it's been enjoyed 13,500 miles and the car still looks amazing. Truly a show and go car!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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Air conditioning
Power disc brakes
Power steering
Cruise control
Electric wipers
Rocker moldings
Fuel door trim
Day/night mirror
Seat belts

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1607937
  • Price: $74,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Bright Red
  • Interior Color:Red And White
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V20329
  • VIN:C55S21
Listed By:
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073

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