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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 350 V8

With an inventory of more than 300 classics.

USD 35,995
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United States NC Charlotte 28269

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1950-69 Post-War


Overview
Color Exterior:   
Color Interior:  
Odometer: 74049 Miles
LHD/RHD LHD
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Convertible: NO
Advert No: 172119



Description:

You already know how much we love Tri-Five Chevys here at Streetside Classics, so imagine our delight when this lovely 1955 Bel Air 2-door post sedan showed up with classic two-tone paint, a simple small block V8, and the road manners of a much newer car. The two-tone baby blue and white color combination is definitely from the 1950s color chart and looks exactly right on this ''55. No heavy metallics and just the right shine to generate fond memories of a simpler time, which is what cars like this are all about. The body and paint were restored a few years ago, and careful deliberation was done in picking the color palette. We think they made the right choice. All the body panels fit well, the doors close without a heavy slam. Although there are a few signs of wear here and there, we can''t blame the builder as this is a car meant to be driven. The chrome and trim were refreshened during the resto, with much of it replaced altogether so it would sparkle just right. The bumpers, grille, and even the wonderful side trim, all of it looks fantastic without being over-done. The stance, wheels, and maybe the blue dot taillights reveal that this isn''t a stock restoration, but it''s really not far off, either. The brand new two-tone interior is bright, clean, and nicely finished in period-appropriate materials and patterns. Factory seats have been fully reupholstered and the door panels are just the way the factory did it, complete with dramatic chrome trim. A custom center console adds some storage and a pair of cup holders, and it''s nice to see actual seat belts so nicely integrated. The original instrument panel is so pretty that it would have been a shame to try to improve it, although the steering wheel is a modern version of the original, just a little smaller so it feels right. Auxiliary gauges and the Vintage Air A/C system live under the dash and the radio is a RetroSound AM/FM head unit with Bluetooth and USB interfaces and a Sony amp in the trunk powers Pioneer speakers. The trunk has been custom upholstered to match in a two-tone combination that includes a special spare tire cover. The workmanship is quite impressive. For power, you stick to what works if you plan on driving your car, so this Bel Air sports a 350 cubic inch Chevy crate motor, a 4-barrel carb, and all the modern conveniences. There''s also a ton of chrome dress-up for show and clever engineering for great road manners. The cooling system centers around a big aluminum radiator with electric cooling fans, and the electrical system features an alternator and updated wiring. Power steering and front disc brakes give it modern road manners, assisted by new springs and shocks that give it the perfect street rod stance. A TH350 3-speed automatic spins a rear end from an S10 pickup, so it cruises nicely on the highway, and the burbling Flowmaster dual exhaust system sounds hot-rod enough to get some attention. 8-inch Corvette Rallys look especially good with a splash of red in their centers and are wrapped in staggered BFG radials. Modern road manners, vintage look, this 1955 Bel Air is one of those cars that you can spend a lifetime enjoying and never get tired of the ride. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.


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