VERY PRETTY BEL AIR! 307 V8, AUTO, GREAT COLORS, CLEAN INTERIOR, PWR FRONT DISCS
If you were to take a poll asking classic car aficionados what model epitomizes the entire genre, you'd almost certainly get quite a few responses naming some of the Chevys of the mid-'50s, like this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe. Decked out in its super sharp paint job and sporting an ultra-fresh, skillfully refurbished interior, it makes a very strong case for itself.
Contrasting two tone paint jobs were a signature look for this model and the turquoise and white color scheme now draped over the exterior represents the look in good fashion - the paint has a nice shine which will garner plenty of second looks and admiration, and a professional cut and buff would take it up a notch even further. Chevys of this era were defined in part by their elaborate collection of chrome, including rugged front bumpers that were a conversation piece unto themselves, signature egg crate front grilles and long stretches of trim running the lengths of their sides, and the examples on display here are all in very sharp, blemish-free condition. The glass on all sides of the cabin appears to have been recently replaced and the badging from front to back is looking great, upping the curb appeal of this pivotal classic even higher than it already was. The exterior alignment is also on point, with precise body lines and clean, consistent gaps everywhere you look.
Inside the doors, everything is looking great. From all appearances the seating was refurbished very recently, so both the front and back bench seats are sporting very clean two tone, turquoise and white vinyl covers that match the door panels to each side of them, as well as the exterior for a nice, finished look. Both the contrasting carpeting below and the snug headliner above are very well fitted and - also mirroring what's outside - every length of chrome ornamentation looks like it was just polished. The dash area is another very strong feature on this '55, with its matching fan-shaped instrument cluster and decorative passenger side panel looking their best and a vintage-looking AM/FM/cassette stereo with an auxiliary port for iPod connectivity precisely installed at the center. A trio of aftermarket gauges sit just below in a woodgrain accented console that blends in perfectly with the surroundings. Raise the deck lid in back and you're greeted by a very nicely detailed trunk area, with a 12" JL subwoofer cabinet and a full size spare resting inside surrounded by smooth, precisely painted steel.
A 1968 307 cubic inch V8 sits in place of the original powerplant in a nicely detailed engine compartment. It's topped by a chrome Edelbrock air cleaner, under which sits a 4-barrel Quadrajet carb and aluminum intake, with a pair of chrome valve covers on its sides. The small block engine starts right up with a turn of the key and sends a rich, subtle note out of the Glasspack-style mufflers as it pairs with a period-correct, 2-speed automatic Powerglide transmission. A number of components inside have been replaced, including the upgraded ignition system, master cylinder and brake booster, while farther forward the radiator now teams with an electric fan to keep engine temperatures under control. Power brakes - with discs up front - bring this classic's 18" Torq Thrust II wheels that are wearing Firestone Firehawk tires to nice easy stops. Below, the undercarriage looks very solid.
This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe offers the chance to own one of the most pivotal classic car models ever to emerge from an American assembly line. Call today!
- Seatbelts (None)
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- iPod Compatible
- Cassette Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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