You already know how much of an icon the Tri-Five Chevys are, so imagine our delight when this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air showed up with ultra slick two-tone paint, a performance-enhanced small block, a custom interior, and four-on-the-floor. It's a turnkey rumbling street machine for one of the best prices you'll ever find for a complete '55.
This is a unique take on an American icon. Two-tone always looks great on these Bel Airs, and this one turns it up a notch with a modern red that has so much luster that the front emblems were removed so you could see how the color cascades over the hood. Plus, the silver is so shiny that it was even used to color the bumpers. The total package makes for a true standout without altering everything we love about these '55s. It sets the tone perfectly for how you want to be seen in this hardtop coupe – a great classic that has been enhanced for a little more "look at me!" attitude. Add in the complete trim that makes a Bel Air truly unique; the pillared body that has a little more rarity; and the large 17-inch torque thrust-style wheels for extra flair, and this makes for one irresistible icon.
One look inside, and you can tell how much was invested in this custom build. After all, those modern leather front buckets are vastly more comfortable than anything that came out of the 1950s. Plus, its custom two-tone gray pattern is repeated on the rear seats, door panels, and carpeting for a very cool uniform look throughout the interior. There's even a custom center condole that matches all of this, and it carries great features like the AM/FM/CD stereo and cup holders. You get a stylish three-spoke sports steering wheel for your left hand, and your right one works the floor gearshift. It would be a shame to ruin the cool look of the stylish speedometer on the dual cowl dash, but there's also a need to have more info on what's going on in the engine bay. So, the Classic Instruments setup allows for a full readout package, including tach, while retaining the vintage silhouette.
You might want to put on sunglasses before you lift the hood. There was a ton invested in getting the engine bay to look this fantastic with all the polished components, including the valve covers, battery box, and the massive air scoop. Part of what makes these cars a legend is that 1955 was the first production year for the Chevy small block V8. The only optional eight-cylinder in this inaugural year was the 265 cubic-inch motor. So this keeps the original small block spirit, but it has been given a serious upgrade. In fact, it doesn't just stop at a 350 cubic-inches, because it has been bored .30 over with a 292 cam and roller rockers. There are also dual four-barrel Edelbrock carburetors, an Edelbrock intake, and long tube headers. This Bel Air has a seriously sweet rumble out of the dual exhaust, but if you need instant intimidation on demand, there's a center console switch that activates the cutouts for even more growl. Best of all, you get complete control over the enhanced V8's soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. But more than just a performer, this was built to be an easy driver, too. That's why you get great features like power steering and front disc brakes.
This is cool cruising Bel Air that has been restored with all the right upgrades, including paint, enhanced V8, and a killer interior. It's amazing this total package is available at this price, so you know it won't be with us long. Call today!!!