GoodGuys Builder's Choice Bel Air Pro Touring EFI LS1 V8 700R4 PS PB A/C

Price: US $129,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 4,835
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: LS1 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air GoodGuys Builder's Choice Bel Air Pro Touring EFI LS1 V8 700R4 PS PB A/C Year: 1955 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Maroon Mileage: 4835 Transmission type: 4 Speed Automatic Engine: LS1 V8 Interior color: Tan Vehicle Info SUMMARY$150K ground-up restorationWinner of multiple national awardsGM LS1 V8GM 700R4 4-speed automatic transmissionCustom leather interior / Ostrich accentsAir conditioningSale includes restoration photos and restoration receiptsUpgraded suspension / Power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakesSchott Venom wheelsModern audio systemThe classic car hobby hosts many awesome tri-fives that have been painstakingly restored to better-than-new condition. But. as cool as those cars are. their neurotic detailing and rabid adherence to proven. but outdated. technology can almost become a selling handicap. After all. when it comes to cars like Chevy's Bel Air. which carry a timeless style that will forever be associated with one of the greatest designs in automotive history - and one of the greatest eras in American history. people expect something that lives up to the hype. despite its age. That's why classics like this stunning '55 hardtop will ALWAYS be in demand. And given the car's smooth V8. rich color combination and impressive roster of national awards. it's hard to see why anyone would buy anything less. If you're a fan of '50s Chevrolet design. but would rather sport a competent cruiser than a chrome-laden period piece. this razor-sharp Bel Air is just the trophy king you've been searching for!BODYWORK/TRIMInfusing classic lines with striking Champagne and Maroon 2-stage. this fantastic tri-five is the recent beneficiary of a $150K. ground-up restoration that was conducted by Bright Built Hot Rods of Salina. Kansas. The car's glossy. award-winning skin is stretched over super clean sheetmetal that's just as straight as it is solid. Judging by appearances. that metal likely made its permanent residence in 100% weatherproof storage once its clearcoat was cut and buffed. And today. this Bel Air is the kind of awesome custom that we all stare at. many of us fondly remember. and few of us have the opportunity to actually own!The '55 model is certainly the cleanest of the tri-five Chevys. with its minimal trim and crisp. retro styling devoid of the massive chrome and exaggerated proportions that typically characterize '50s-era steel. At the front of this hardtop. a guarded bumper rides below a polished grille. clear parking lamps and chrome-trimmed. factory-spec headlights. At the top of that grille. a fresh Chevrolet crest is centered beneath a classic 'jetbird' hood ornament. At the back of that hood. capped wipers lead the eye to smoked glass. polished frames and correct chrome mirrors. At the base of that glass. monochromatic trim aligns beneath traditional door handles and classy Bel Air emblems. And at the back of that trim. small tail lamps illuminate cool Chevrolet emblems. a second guarded bumper and polished stainless exhaust tips. ENGINETake a peek under the car's rolled hood and you'll find 5. 7 liters of GM LS1 V8! Straight from the factory. this fully sorted mill combines a sturdy aluminum block with lightweight aluminum heads. coil-near-plug ignition and aluminum flat top pistons to create razor-sharp throttle response and a torque band that's as wide as Texas. At the front of the engine. a factory-spec serpentine system. which is complete with a full set of body-matched pulleys. spins a modern alternator and modern AC compressor at the sides of a polished air cleaner. Once air enters that cleaner. it flows through a factory-spec throttle body to a color-keyed intake. which is bolted down over completely stock internals. High octane fossils are provided by GM electronic fuel injection. Sparks are sequenced through fresh GM plug wires. Spent gases are whisked away by a slick pair of ceramic-coated shorty headers. And cooling comes courtesy of a custom-shrouded radiator that's fitted with two SPAL puller fans. Not a detail has been missed under this Bel Air's fully finished hood. Niceties such as a smoothed firewall. coated hood supports and a custom. color-keyed engine shroud add just the right amount of flash to make people stop and take notice. And the car's glossy engine compartment combines with the LS1's metallic Maroon casing to provide a tailored appearance that virtually oozes class. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSIONThe '55 Chevrolet is an extremely solid platform that's still being enjoyed to this day. And one look under this Bel Air reveals a fully restored. 60 year old chassis that's stood the test of time exceptionally well. During the restoration. the car's straight frame was covered in a slick coat of Maroon 2-stage and fitted with fresh hardware. Above that frame. solid floors were cased in thick undercoating that improves drivability. At the center of those floors. a proven GM 700R4 4-speed easily handles anything pitched from the aforementioned small block. Behind that transmission. blocked leaf springs and Monroe Gas-Matic shocks frame a body-matched 10-bolt that's equipped with mild. highway-friendly gears. Opposite that rear end. tubular control arms frame modern power rack-and-pinion steering. Stops are provided by four Wilwood calipers. which squeeze four drilled and slotted rotors. Throaty Flowmaster mufflers enlist a series of mandrel-bent. ceramic-coated pipes. Grip comes courtesy of sticky 225/40R18 front and 245/45R20 rear Yokohama AVID ENVigors. which rotate around clean Schott Venoms. And everything. from this double nickel's stainless brake lines to its painted fuel tank. is fully sorted and exceptionally well done. INTERIORWhen you open this sedan's doors. prepare to swim in a sea of first class aesthetics. The car's power front buckets and fixed rear bench have been carefully wrapped in leather and trimmed with Ostrich accents. In front of those seats. a Champagne dash hangs bowtie-stamped chrome behind simple Classic Instruments gauges. Overhead. an Ostrich-detailed headliner rides behind a polished mirror and coordinated sun visors. On the floors. fresh California Carpet anchors color-keyed mats beneath billet foot pedals. At the center of that carpet. a floating console centers a modern JVC head unit and Vintage Air climate control in front of retractable cupholders. In front of the driver. a polished steering wheel spins an Ostrich-detailed rim around a painted. tilting column. At the sides of the passengers. tri-tone door panels hang sculpted armrests behind correct handles and body-matched frames. And behind the cockpit. a custom trunk ensures your luggage rolls just as stylish as you do. AWARD HISTORYDuring its short time on the show circuit this tri-five racked up some impressive accolades. Here's a list of the cars major awards:2010 Goodguys Builder's Choice Award2011 Super Chevy Show Winner2012 Goodguys Builder's Choice AwardMultiple First Place trophies attained on the local show circuitOUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIESAn album of build photosA stack of build receiptsA component manual for the aforementioned stereoA pair of stainless wipersA wheel lock socketSix show trophiesAre you sick of the stuffy. old school tri-fives that dominate today's classic car culture? This award winning Bel Air is exactly what you need to restore your interest in boss '50s style! Wrapping a smooth GM small block and fully sorted mechanicals in a striking color combination and professional. ground-up restoration. this is a car that simply cannot be duplicated for our asking price. If you've been dreaming of the perfect blend of bold '50s design and modern Chevrolet swagger. wake up! It's time to claim your classic. About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com