Somewhere between a restomod and a money-no-object cool custom
build (the owner believes the build had over $170k invested) lies
this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. With the whole car dipped in awesome
paint, a fuel-injected small block, luxury A/C interior, and a
fully independent suspension, this is a showstopper that will leave
you wanting for nothing.
The recipe for this custom build utilizes all the right elements. Start with a genuine V8-spec 1955 Bel Air with an exceptionally great body. Then, strip it down in a frame-off rotisserie restoration so that every panel, right down to the floors, have a level of perfection and attention the factory could never have the time to do. Then dip the whole car in Medium Garnet Red (and we mean the WHOLE car...just look at the undercarriage photos!) The red looks fantastic on the coupe because the long-standing GM color pays tribute to this car's origins; but it has been given the kind of investment in clearcoat and a professional application that you'll swear this coupe was made of candy. Against paint this nice only the best brightwork will do. The grille, bumpers, and jet-inspired trim are all complete and mirror-like. This is essential because so many pieces are specific to the '55, and it all launched the legend of the Tri-Five Chevy. But not all this brightwork is straight from the factory. After all, you instantly are drawn to the modern Boyd Coddington alloy wheels that are staggered in size to give this Bel Air an aggressive stance.
The moment you open the door, you'll wonder if they budgeted more for the interior than the exterior, because this '55 puts many modern luxury cars to shame. In fact, those power bucket seats in front are borrowed from the Lexus catalog. The supple Driftwood tan leather is repeated on the rear seats, and it all coordinates with the door panels, carpeting, headliner, and custom center console for the full bespoke experience. Comfort is king in this unique classic with power windows, full armrests in the doors, a modern AM/FM/CD stereo, and ice-cold air conditioning running modern R134a. But just because you're coddled doesn't mean you're missing out on performance. When you grab the intricate sports steering wheel and look out on the full set of Classic Instruments gauges, you instantly get the feeling that you're in for a speedy ride.
Grab your sunglasses before popping the hood, because everything that isn't covered in the awesome red has been polished to a to a mirror shine. We could go over the list of all the expensive glimmering components, but you're already too busy thinking about the awards this will win (it's already a Classic Chevy Winter Nationals Platinum winner and a Classic Chevy cover car!) And the reason why this all still looks so good today is that there's only 3,212 miles on it since the car was completed. But when you look behind the glamour, you'll see a fuel-injected LT1 Corvette motor. It's been enhanced with roller lifters, powder-coated shorty headers, and other goodies to be boosted to 340 horsepower. It makes a fantastic sound out of the trumpeted dual exhaust. But this one was built to be more that just a big power machine with a great rumble. You've already checked out the amazing painted undercarriage, and we bet you even started drooling over all those new components. Up front you have tubular control arms and a Heidts stainless power rack & pinion power steering. In the rear this has been upgraded to a Jaguar fully independent suspension, and the whole world can see this coilover setup thanks to the fully polished components. On the road the combination of the 700R4 four-speed automatic w/overdrive and 4.10 rear end do a great job of being both speedy off the line, and easy to cruise all weekend long. Plus, the four-wheel disc brakes and Dunlop SP performance tires mean you'll outmaneuver much younger machines.
So do you drive this full custom build, or show it off? We think you can't go wrong doing both. Complete with plenty of paperwork, including maintenance records, you know this is your one and only opportunity at an awesome Chevy like this. Call today!!