Have you been going to the ballpark without a glove this year? Watching all those folks having fun in their cool cruisers at the local car shows, while youÐ¿Ñ-Ð...re a spectator? Or perhaps itÐ¿Ñ-Ð...s time for something new, and you donÐ¿Ñ-Ð...t feel like investing the two or three years it would take to build a car like this Ð¿Ñ-Ð...55 Chevy Bel Air. Well, hereÐ¿Ñ-Ð...s your answer to all of the above. The two-tone blue and white paint scheme uses modern paint and a traditional pattern to bring the Ð¿Ñ-Ð...55 into the 21st century. The Ð¿Ñ-Ð...55 Chevy is revered for its simple good looks, so it doesnÐ¿Ñ-Ð...t take much to create a show-stopper like this. All it takes is hours of sanding to make sure everything is straight, maybe a week of fitting the body panels so they all line up better than new, and then a few thousand dollarsÐ¿Ñ-Ð... worth of paint thatÐ¿Ñ-Ð...s rubbed and buffed until it shines like a mirror. Take all that lovely Bel Air trim and restore it to new condition too, including fresh chrome on the bumpers, a beautifully finished grille, and enough polished stainless to outfit a hotel kitchen. Nice, huh? They stuck to the basics inside, keeping bench seats for all-day comfort and enough room for six in a pinch. The blue cloth upholstery is a great choice, and a definitely upgrade over the original vinyl, and the patterns are very retro, so it looks right at home in the Ð¿Ñ-Ð...55Ð¿Ñ-Ð...s passenger compartment. The original dash has been fully restored and all the original instruments remain, but theyÐ¿Ñ-Ð...ve been augmented by a column-mounted tach and a trio of auxiliary gauges down low, all from Auto Gauge. Sculpted door panels bring the exterior paint scheme inside with a flash of white vinyl in a whimsical Ð¿Ñ-Ð...50s sweep, and new matching blue carpets give the Bel Air a luxurious feel. Other modern upgrades include Vintage Air A/C, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system with Pioneer speakers. The trunk has also been upholstered to match, and even carries a matching fifth wheel and tire, just in case. Reliability is the name of the game if youÐ¿Ñ-Ð...re going to drive your rod, so a 350 cubic inch Chevy was slipped into the Bel AirÐ¿Ñ-Ð...s engine bay. Fully rebuilt and featuring an Edelbrock carb and intake combination, as well as a set of Hooker long-tube headers, it makes all the right sounds and generates enough power to make this Ð¿Ñ-Ð...55 potent on the street. Nicely dressed in Chevy Orange with satin silver tinwork, itÐ¿Ñ-Ð...s not over-done, and the handful of polished and chromed pieces is accents, not the dominant theme. A TH350 3-speed automatic handles gear swaps, and while youÐ¿Ñ-Ð...re under there, take a moment to note how clean and well-finished the floors are. Power front disc brakes live behind traditional Rally wheels wearing 225/70/15 BFGoodrich radials. Next time, be prepared. Take home this Ð¿Ñ-Ð...55 Bel Air today and start enjoying the shows from behind the wheel. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.