SERIOUS '55 BEL AIR, BUILT 468 BIG BLOCK V8, 700R4, AC, PS, PB W/DISCS, GORGEOUS
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- Type: Other
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 4,827
- VIN: VC550034080
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 468 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Other
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210
This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a bit of a sleeper. Sure, most of us expect an iconic coupe like this with a high gloss shine will be powerful. But the performance-built, 468ci big block under the hood means you can take charge of every street you touch. But more than just pure power, the upgraded chassis, custom interior, overdrive transmission, and all the other upgrades makes this your perfect total package classic.
The two-tone red and beige color combination is exactly how you want this classic to look. It's part of an older restoration, but when you pay for quality (and treat it with respect) the excellence will last. It sets the tone perfectly for how you want to be seen in this hardtop coupe a great classic that has been enhanced for a little more "look at me!" attitude that happened back in the day. Combined with great brightwork like the bumpers, dual exhaust tips, and jet-inspired hood ornament, and this Bel Air has a terrific presence. And when you look beyond the brightness of the wheels, they hint at how much larger the rear ones are (more on that in moment.) But more than just get the charm right, make sure you take some time to look at how it gets the fundamentals correct. All the body panels fit well, the doors close with authority, and all the hard to find intricate trim is complete.
Inside is more of the classic cruiser feeling as the exterior two-tone colors inspired the upholstery. This not only looks great, but it also has a feeling of freshness that you'll love. And it gets the vintage atmosphere right with the classic intricate steering wheel design and the iconic dual cowl dashboard. And as you look closer, you'll also sport upgrades like R134a air conditioning and an upgraded AM/FM stereo. But as you discover the full digital gauge package and rest your hand on the Hurst Pro-Matic shifter, you'll soon realize that your favorite upgrade is really under the hood.
The shoebox Chevys might be famous for launching the small block V8s, but this coupe proves that the big blocks fit in the engine bay, too. This massive 468 cubic-inch motor is show-ready with great features such as the big orange block, matching Mickey Thompson valve coves, bright air topper, shining pulleys, and so much more. And when you look beyond the style, you'll see plenty of performance substance. This enlarged big block also has been enhanced and fortified with a Comp Cams roller cam, roller rockers, Trick Flow lifters & pushrods, and a ported & polished head. This mighty V8 inhales deeply through an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock Performer intake. Plus, it exhales with authority as long tube headers feed the rumbling Flowmaster dual exhaust. Making the most out of this monstrous motor is a modern 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission that feels like it has a performance stall for the optimal powerband. It feeds the limited-slip rear with 3.70 gears for power take-offs. Plus, with a thick sway bar up front, traction bars in the rear, and wide 325/50R15 Mickey Thompson rear rubber, you have all the right features for a serious street machine. But more than just pure performance, this is an all-around thoughtful build. For example, that same gearbox also features overdrive for highway-friendly cruising. And the aluminum radiator means your classic '55 Chevy can stay cool in traffic. Plus, there's power steering and front disc brakes to round out this all-around great package.
The sale comes compete with a large file of build receipts and maintenance records. Wickedly fast, nicely presented, and priced right, an iconic like this custom '55 Chevy is not going to last long in our showroom. Call today!!!