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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

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1950's Americana at its best, meet the new-for-1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. One has to wonder why after all these years the TriFive Chevrolets still garner so much respect and admiration in the collector car marketplace. After all, during this time frame just as many people were buying Ford's and Plymouth's and driving them down to the local drive-in, right? Yet somehow today those other cars pale in comparison collectability-wise. Blame it on the Bel Air's timeless styling, which was less flashy than the competition and is still oh so cool even some 60 years later. Many will argue that the designers at GM got it right the first time with the '55 model and that by '57 these cars were looking a little too gaudy. We tend to agree with them and have always liked the looks of the 55's and 56's even though sometimes the '57 steals the show with its over-the-top swooping quarter fins. This beautiful '55 Bel Air Hardtop is finished in Gypsy Red over India Ivory but the original cowl tag tells us it was originally Coral over Shadow Grey. We like the new color combo versus the original, when you think of any 55-57 Chevy it's hard not to envision one in red and white! The repaint on this car was done very thoroughly and you can't tell it was ever any other color but red. Looking outside the car, we can tell you the body is nice and straight and the stainless trim is in great shape. The car also appears to have had new front and rear chrome bumpers not long ago and boy do they shine! I mean, what good is a 50's car without some shiny chrome? All the glass throughout the car is in good condition, no significant etching or cracks can be found. The rolling stock consists of Billet Specialties 16 Inch wheels that are riding on 225/60R16 tires both front and back. Other than the wheels, which look great, this '55 looks exactly like Chevrolet intended. Moving inside, the builder of this car decided to make some significant improvements so the car would be more enjoyable on a Sunday, or even a Monday morning, drive. Some of you purists out there might not like it but who really wants to drive around in 90 degree weather with no AC, a three-on-the-tree trans, and get a bicep work out from having no power steering? Not us! A lot of Billet parts flash up the interior and provide a nice contrast against the body-color painted dash. The steering wheel is billet along with matching trim that goes from door to door on the front dash. A set of Classic Instruments Gauges are both easier on the eye and also provide more accuracy than the stock unit with readouts for engine RPM's, oil pressure, and water temperature. A flow through center console with cup holders and built-in AC vents is a nice touch and gives this car much more comfort than the standard bench seats we find all too often in these cars. Overall, the interior of this car is in very good condition from carpet to headliner and the modern upgrades only serve to compliment what was already a job well done by GM. At the heart of this 50's classic is a fresh Chevy 350 small block in place of the original 265. The 350 offers more horsepower, better fuel economy, and better drivability at such reasonable cost that it's easy to see why this engine can be found in just about anything today - even the competition's cars! This one has been fitted with an Edelbrock chrome dress up kit, aluminum intake, and carburetor. The spent exhaust gases exit through tubular headers into a Flowmaster true dual exhaust system that give this little hot rod a menacing growl. The AC system is all new and features a modern R-134 Sanden compressor that's linked to a modern style control panel on the dash. Other accessories include a chrome alternator, power disc brakes, and power steering. Everything is mated to a TH350 transmission with a chrome pan to match the chrome oil pan on the bottom of the engine. This is a tried and true drivetrain combination and for good reason. You just can't match the performance-per-dollar anywhere else! If you're in the market for a TriFive and don't want to spend $60K on a trailer queen we think this car deserves a good look. It's already had all the costly upgrades completely such as the aforementioned air conditioning, 350 swap, and power disc brakes. This is a truly a driver's car that you can hop into and drive coast to coast without a care in the world. The entire trip you would be comfortable and at times you might even forget you're driving a 60 year old automobile. Until, that is, you stop to fill up with gas and get approached by person after person gawking at it! Call us today and plan your journey! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 97689

as of 8/27/2010

Car 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Mileage 1,986 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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