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

Vehicle Description

Start talking classics and the second-generation Bel Air is almost always directly referenced. Offered in trim levels ranging from stripped economy champ to brassy boulevard bomber, Chevrolet produced tri-fives that were capable of satisfying nearly every buyer and every wallet. That legacy of universal appeal has continued throughout the last 65 years, giving fans and aficionados the parts and inspiration to create their own unique hot rods. Take this alluring resto-mod for example. Backing 350 cubic inches of fuel injected small block with a smooth 4-speed and modern athletics, this tastefully modified Chevy turns a traditionally appealing platform into a head-turning super star. Ready to hit the streets in some choice Motor City metal? Check out this sweet double-nickel!


The beneficiary of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration that was completed over the course of five years, this slick Bel Air is an excellent example of what happens when an enthusiast builds their dream car! A series of solid body panels, stripped all the way to bare during the build, displays great fit and excellent finish. Professionally sprayed two-stage seals vivid pigment in a glossy, wet-look shine. And the result is one very well done pavement scorcher that'll drop jaws at whatever event it rocks!

At the front of the car's brilliant profile, a sculpted bumper hangs a full set of guards beneath a polished grille, LED parking lamps and traditional, stainless-trimmed headlights. At the top of that grille, a bright Chevrolet crest leads a familiar Jetbird, which looks great in front of tinted glass that's stacked under polished frames, polished vent shades and polished RainGear wipers. Ornate Speed Spears join classy "Bel Air" scripts to complement small mirrors, guarded door handles and flowing rocker shields. And at the back of the car, a second sculpted bumper hangs a full set of guards beneath requisite corner Vs, LED taillights and a trick Center High Mount Stop Lamp.


If you think the exterior of this classic is impressive, you're going to LOVE what's under its hood! Smooth, sorted and ready to roll, the car's high performance LT1 is widely regarded as one of the best small blocks ever produced. At the front of the handsome mill, a polished March serpentine drive spins a painted water pump between a polished alternator and a polished AC compressor. Opposite that pump, an "K&N" branded air cleaner caps a color-keyed Street & Performance throttle body. That Lokar-controlled valve feeds a dressed factory intake, which feeds aluminum heads and GM-spec internals. High-octane fossils come courtesy of modern fuel injection. Spent gases roar through factory-style manifolds. And cooling comes courtesy of a polished Griffin radiator that's backed by a polished support, corrugated hoses and large SPAL puller fans. Visually, not a detail was missed under this Bel Air's billet-trimmed bonnet. Niceties like polished breathers, polished fluid reservoirs, braided hoses and chromed valve covers give the body-matched small block decidedly show worthy aesthetics. And the car's custom inner fenders stretch a smoothed firewall behind a polished latch, polished bolts, a chromed brake booster and polished Eddie Motorsports hood supports.


Park this hardtop on a lift and you'll find solid, undercoated floors that provide a body-matched backdrop for a roster of proven components. A dressed 700R4 4-speed twists power to a fourth-generation Corvette rear-clip, which is finished with a color-keyed sway bar and spry AFCO Racing coil-overs. That clip pushes a fourth-generation Corvette front-half that features a second color-keyed sway bar and two more AFCO Racing coil-overs. Quick turns come courtesy of modern power rack-and-pinion steering. At the corners, red Wilwood calipers squeeze 20 pistons around big drilled and slotted rotors. Charred dinosaurs float into aluminized pipes, which bark through throaty, dual-chamber mufflers and polished stainless tips. And torque transitions to pavement through chromed Coys C5s, which wear 235/45R18 Toyo Proxes in front of 255/45ZR20 Toyo Proxes.


Climb inside this razor-sharp Chevrolet and you'll find a fully custom interior that features dramatic style and great looking trim. Embedding traditional cross-flags in crisp, two-tone leather, the car's broad bench and bucket seats are straight up awesome! A color-keyed dash fashions polished billet trim around cool Vintage Air conditioning and tidy Dakota Digital VHX telemetry. Beneath that ledge, a custom console floats an attractive combination of wood and leather around a short Lokar shifter and modern audio. Textured door panels front modern power windows at the sides of leather floor mats, which float between trim Daytona Carpet and billet foot pedals. A billet rearview mirror reflects a sculpted headliner, which bends around polished bows. The driver spins a wood-rimmed wheel around a polished, tilting column. And a custom-upholstered trunk hides a polished fire extinguisher beneath more cool cross-flags.

Combining great performance with crisp aesthetics and timeless Motor City swagger, this impressive Chevy really puts the "class" in classic. And best of all, being a second-generation Bel Air, it'll always be one of the most in-demand collector cars on the market. On the hunt for some no excuses metal that'll draw a crowd wherever it goes? This tri-five is your kind of fun!


Alluring Bel Air resto-mod that's benefitted from a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration

350 cubic inch LT1 V8 with electronic fuel injection

700R4 4-speed automatic transmission

Modern air conditioning

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes

Fourth-generation Corvette front suspension

Fourth-generation Corvette rear suspension

Custom leather interior with power windows

Modern audio

18 and 20-inch Coys C5 wheels

Restoration photos

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Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1621002
  • Price: $119,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:1674
  • Stock Number:137329
  • VIN:VC55S005077
Listed By:
RK Motors Charlotte
7600 Statesville Road
Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28269

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