QUALITY RESTO, 350 V8, AUTO, COLD R134a A/C, PB W/ FRNT DISCS, GORGEOUS PAINT!!
Any Tri-Five Chevy is a cool car, but some are shining stars amongst the standouts. This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan is in that rarefied category with a cool two-tone exterior, the custom A/C interior, and an enhanced small block V8. So, there was money invested in keeping this looking like a classic and adding the right upgrades... and all of it was very well spent.
This is the first year for the iconic shoebox Chevys, so it's important to get all the details right. That's why the red and white two-tone is done to factory-correct standards. Of course, you could never get this kind of luster and shine in '55, and so what is grabbing your attention now is a full professional respray that takes advantage of vivid modern clearcoats. But it takes more than just great paint to be a cut-above classic. All the brightwork looks like it has been expertly maintained to make sure that the bumpers shine like mirrors, the windows are surrounded by shiny trim, and there is the bold jet fighter leading the way on the hood. Plus, panel fit is absolutely important on a sedan like this. Much of the sweeping side trim flows through the door line. So investing in the sheetmetal means that not only do all four doors shut with confidence, but also this brightwork is artfully showcased in a seamless presentation. And while this has the perfect classic American presentation, touches like the modern 15-inch REV alloys clue people in on the upgrades in this custom build
The red and white theme of the exterior is continued inside, and the way each color utilizes contrasting stitching on the seats and door panels really lets you know there was a lot of thought and investment in this build to give it a uniform presentation. Plus, you get the extra touches like how the iconic dip in the Bel Air's exterior profile is celebrated on the interior front door panels. There was also special attention paid to giving the dash a great gloss and shine, because after all, the dual cowl design is reminiscent of the Corvette. A beautifully restored classic like this is meant to be shared with family and friends. So not only is there plenty of room to carry people, but also they're going to be very comfortable. That's thanks to upgrades like the AM/FM stereo that look vintage but has more power and better sound, and everyone loves having modern R134a air conditioning to keep them cool. But you might have also spotted the trio of auxiliary gauges, there're a nice hint that there's something special under the hood.
Part of what makes this Chevy a legend is that 1955 was the first production year for the small block V8. That must be why there has been so much invested in giving the engine bay a show-worthy shine. The only optional eight-cylinder in this inaugural year was the 265 cubic-inch motor, and so this keeps the original small block spirit, but has a huge upgrade to a 350 motor. More than just added displacement, it has been built to perform with features such as a Holley four-barrel carburetor and Summit performance intake. So this slick sedan has some serious pulling power, and the dual exhaust has the rumble to let the world know it, too. But there much more to this build than extra power. It's a thoughtful driving machine with upgrades like the three-speed automatic transmission and front disc brakes. You even have an aluminum radiator with dual electric fans so that this classic can keep running cool even when you're in traffic with the A/C pumping.
A complete, beautiful, and thoughtful build of an American icon. This is a shining example of what we all love in vintage cars, and if you're quick enough, it can all be yours. Call today!!!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Gypsy Red
- Interior Color
- Gypsy Red
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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