FUEL INJECTED L98, 700R4 TRANS, LOTS OF CREATURE COMFORTS, GREAT COLOR COMBO
This 1955 Chevy Bel Air is one of those shockingly gorgeous cars you see at shows but figure you'll never have a chance to own. Well, today is your lucky day, since this immaculate coupe, complete with all the modern conveniences, is available for a fraction of the cost of building your own and it's ready to go today!
Traditional colors always work best, even if you're building a resto-mod or custom, and the Shoreline Beige over Copper Maroon combination on this '55 is simply jaw-dropping in person. Your first impression is of a car that has been beautifully built, that someone sweated every little detail, and the workmanship is outstanding. All the bodywork is quite straight, and you can see how crisp the body lines and gaps are even in photographs, and the classic '55 look never goes out of fashion. The paint is two-stage urethane, so the shine is impossibly deep, yet completely in tune with the resto-mod theme, combining modern technology with a vintage color. If you've ever restored an old car, particularly one from the '50s, you also know that the chrome is a major expense. I don't know what the final tally would be on this '55, but the workmanship is extremely well done. Wow!
Although it pays a passing tribute to the original look, the all-new interior continues the resto-mod theme, bringing modern technology inside and giving the Bel Air an incredibly elegant look. The front seat is a modern split bench with built-in armrests covered in gorgeous burgundy leather, and the driver's side is power-actuated. There are also new carpets on the floor, neatly finished door panels that show an artist at work, and a color-matched dashboard and tilt steering column. Look closer, however, and you'll note power windows, A/C, a very cool column shifter that controls four gears in the automatic transmission, not two, and a set of restored gauges in the original dash pod. The bright strip of trim across the entire dash is made up of tiny Chevy bowties, and an AM/FM radio has been installed in the dash, connected to a 6-disc CD changer and amplifier in the nicely finished trunk.
Although it's buried under a ton of chrome, that's a bulletproof Chevy L98 under the hood. With lots of torque and the bonus of factory EFI behind it, it's one of the absolute best choices for a vintage Chevy rod. Totally detailed with everything you can see either polished, plated, or painted, there's no doubt this one was built to show AND go. Smart updates are everywhere, from the serpentine belt accessory drive to the compact power brake booster for the power front discs. The motor's linked to a 700R4 4-speed automatic and the original rear end, so it cruises effortlessly at any speed. The chassis is not detailed, but it's highly functional with a custom dual exhaust system newer gas tank, tube shocks, and new lines and hoses throughout. Polished Body Coddington billet wheels have been fitted and wear staggered 225/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFG radials that really fill the wheel wells properly.
This pretty 1955 Chevy Bel Air is one of those cars that we can't possibly cover adequately here, and it really is as nice as it looks. So for all the information and amazing details, give us a call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Changer
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
- Owner's Manual
- Transmission Spec
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