1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Location: Indiana
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Engine:283 V8 4 Bbl
Mileage:2300 since build

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size automobile that was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1950–1975. From 1950–1952, Hardtops in Chevrolet's Deluxe Styleline model range were designated with the Bel Air name, but it was not a distinct series of its own until the 1953 model year. Bel Air production continued in Canada for its home market only through the 1981 model year.

For 1955, Chevrolet's full-size model received new styling that earned it the "Hot One" designation by enthusiasts. Unlike Ford and Plymouth, Chevrolet's styling was considered crisp and clean. Bel Airs came with features found on cars in the lower models ranges plus interior carpet, chrome headliner bands on hardtops, chrome spears on front fenders, chrome window moldings, and full wheel covers. Models were further distinguished by the Bel Air name script in gold lettering. For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option. The new 265 cu in V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression, long stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various forms, for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 hp, and the "Power Pack" option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 bhp. Later in the year, a "Super Power Pack" option added high-compression and a further 15 bhp.

This car is has had a lot of upgrades to the suspenion and drivetrain while retaining a stock look. The car has Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering, and updated modern Front End, Power Top, AM/FM CD player, and more. A rare Factory Air Car, (AC works and blows cold) the original 6 Cylinder was replaced with a date code correct 283 V8, which was completely rebuilt. Featuring a Full Leather Interior, the striking color combination of this hard to find '55 Convertible is very desirable, and seldom seen.

Perfect for long distance cruising, this is the perfect car for the driver looking to go the distance in style and comfort.


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