This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, nicknamed the "Hot One,"
was originally built on February 28, 1955, in Oakland, CA, and
brought back to life in Texas. This car received a total frame-off
restoration back to factory specifications with all numbers and
date codes matching the build date. It has a two-tone red and beige
exterior, with a period-correct interior and a Gypsy Red and
Shoreline Beige convertible top. The year 1955 was the first
model-year Chevrolet introduced a V8 engine in a production car,
and this example is powered by a Power Pack 265ci V8 engine mated
to a PowerGlide transmission. This Bel Air is equipped with power
steering and brakes, as well as a spare tire carrier, Wonder Bar
radio and all available chrome options. It also has a total of 22
factory options, such as dual mirrors and fender skirts, a traffic
viewfinder and paper napkin dispenser.