QUITE THE LOOKER! STRONG RUNNING 350 V8 W/ 4 SPEED MANUAL! FRESH BUILD, CLEAN!
This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe will afford its next lucky owner a great opportunity to enjoy the fruits of restoration labor performed on one of the quintessential classics after it literally spent its previous 40 years in a Rip Van Winkle-like slumber while securely stored to ensure a solid foundation remained for the transformation that lay ahead.
Bel Airs are flat out cool. They epitomize so much of what we love about the classic styling cues of the '50s - just check out all that chrome trim, that aggressive front grille, the sturdy build and those ample proportions. It's pretty hard not to crack an admiring smile when you see one. A vibrant two-tone Gypsy Red and White paint job replaces the Indian Ivory and Navajo color scheme it began life with more than 60 years ago. We have as much reverence for original hues as anyone else, but the increased contrast and vibrancy we see here is proof that the change was a good move. The chrome, bright work and glass all look impressively clean, combining to give this classic just the look you'd likely picture if you closed your eyes and conjured up the image in your mind's eye of a classic mid-'50s Chevy.
Inspired interiors are synonymous with well-restored '50s classics and this one - a great blend of original configuration to go along with custom work - is definitely in keeping with that spirit. The black vinyl tuck and roll upholstery covering both the bench seats in front and back, as well as the door panels, is a great look and shows some serious craftsmanship. Just beyond the substantially-sized stock steering wheel sits a dash area that's truly a sight to behold - featuring clean, shiny chrome trim against a red background that matches the exterior. The fan-shaped instrument cluster is sporting a crystal-clear lens, behind which you can see its gauges as easily as when this Bel Air first rolled off the line. Take a closer look and you'll see that some of the often-ignored details have been looked after, as well – the matching fan-shaped enclosure on the passenger side has been revitalized to a deep black and presides over an awesome-looking analog clock, and all switches and bezels are in impressive shape. In back, a clean expanse of carpeting lines the floor of a very spacious trunk compartment. Care to go for an overnight cruise and bring friends along? Needless to say, there'll be no worries about luggage space.
Its exterior may be configured to gaze admiringly at, but mechanically speaking, this Chevy was built to drive. A Chevy 350 cubic inch V8 sits in the spacious engine compartment, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The powerplant is in very good form - capable of churning out 350 horsepower, it fires right up, runs smooth and sounds awesome. Some extra effort and top tier parts have gone into upping the ante as far as ride and road-readiness is concerned, as there are quite a few new components under the hood, disc brakes sit at all four corners and new bushings have been added to keep things nice and quiet. This quintessential '50s classic has a great low and level stance on a set of American Racing Torque Thrust chrome wheels (18" in front and massive 20" x 11"s in back) wrapped in Sumitomo radials.
Looking for some vintage '50s automotive mojo that's well equipped and offers all the curb appeal you could want? You need to check out this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe. Call today!
- Power Brakes
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- AM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Gypsy Red
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Tubular control arms
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Disc
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