1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Fuel injected V8 overdrive auto 55 Chevy

Price: US $15,499.00 Item location: Plainfield, Ontario, Canada
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 123
  • Engine size: 4.3L 4343CC 265Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: U/K
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

Up for sale is your chance to own a very nice convertible project and save a lot of money. Relisted as previous buyer backed out of the deal without seeing the car.

I have spent countless hours on this car over a period of about four years and have invested a lot of money in this project that is very near completion. Sadly I must at this time part with this car for personal reasons.

More than 100 larger photos at http://imgur.com/a/L8Ez7

High quality fiberglass body construction by Prototype Research http://www.prototyperesearch.com/55chev_walk.htm

An original rust free chassis has been cleaned, nspected and an X member added to provide the required stiffness.

Engine is a fuel injected 305 V8 coupled to a four speed automatic overdrive transmission.

I have spent a lot of time and even more money finding and buying the parts needed to complete this car. Included are several expensive convertible only items you need to assemble this car.

I am offering this car and countless parts for less than what the empty fiberglass shell would cost you with the crating charge ($750) they add. You would then need to find a chassis, nd spend many thousands more for the parts that I am including in this sale. The body has been meticulously blocked sanded and is very straight and ready for primer (included)

The engine, ransmission and the complete wiring harness was carefully removed from a Chevrolet pickup with only 67000 miles on the odometer. The engine starts right up and runs smooth and strong like it should. I have full documentation for the truck including the VIN and original build sheets showing all options. This information and the fact that the original wiring harness was used (including the service diagnostics plug) means that any garage can plug in their scanner and service this vehicle. The wiring is not a cut up mess like many of the fuel injection conversions. All of the factory connectors remain in place. Any technician will be pleased to work on the drivetrain of this car as they can use the manual for the Chevy pickup.

Parts list is at the bottom of the page… I am sure that I have more that what is listed !

Tittle / Registration documents: I have not registered the car as a convertible after swapping the original body for the fiberglass body. I do have the Ontario ownership documents (in my name) and the VIN tag for the donner 1955 car that supplied the chassis the body is resting on. Ontario does not issue vehicle tittles.

The car is wet in most of the photos as I wanted to remove the dust and to show how straight the car is by giving the car a shine. Differences in color are areas that have dried.


The car is at my home in Belleville Ontario Canada on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Nearest major city is Syracuse NY.

Questions ?

Please contact me through E-Bay message system for specific questions or to request my phone number if you prefer to discuss the car or arrange to inspect the car prior to purchase.

Due to the number of pictures that E-Bay permits in a list ONLY A FACTION OF THE PARTS INCLUDED ARE SHOWN IN THE E-Bay PHOTOS. Please visit http://imgur.com/a/L8Ez7 to view more of the included parts plus additional photos of the car.

New Parts include:

  • · Ididitit Tilt steering column
  • · Borgeson power steering box 600 series
  • · “Tanks” Fuel injection gas tank – powder coated.
  • · *Convertible top kit - White
  • · *Steering column lever kit Ididitit
  • · Borgeson steering rag joint
  • · CPP engine mounts
  • · VDO Fuel level sender
  • · Danchuk body mount kit
  • · Outside door handles - Danchuk
  • · Transmission cooler – Hayden
  • · Flex-a-lite stainless steel fan
  • · Monroe sensa-trac rear shock absorbers.
  • · Engine Tune up parts – Plug, ap & rotor
  • · Headlight buckets – pair
  • · Rear brake flex line
  • · * Chrome Grille Danchuk #478
  • · * Grille Moulding, omplete Set Danchuk #1564
  • · * Grille Tie Bar, hrome Danchuk #10205
  • · *Hood Bird Danchuk #472
  • · *Convertible, ent Window Frames, ith glass installed- Pair Danchuk #11213&10940
  • · *Inside Rear View Mirror Note: Includes used base. Danchuk #363
  • · *Outside Rear View Mirror Danchuk #531
  • · *Taillight Bezel chrome– Pair Danchuk #153
  • · *Blue dot Tail Light lens -Pair
  • · *RED Back-Up Light Lenses – Pair Danchuk # 483B
  • · *White Back-Up Light Lenses – Pair
  • · *Sill Plates, ll 2-Door -Pair Danchuk #575
  • · *Vent Window Crank Handles - Pair Danchuk #367
  • · *Window Crank Handles – 2 sets of 2 Danchuk 624
  • · Inside Door Handles -Pair #623
  • · *Trunk Emblem w/Bezel Danchuk #371A
  • · *Horn Cap Emblem w/Clips, el Air, -8 Danchuk #1023
  • · *Bel Air Side Moulding, ront Fender, river Side, anchuk #700
  • · *Bel Air Side Moulding, ront Fender, assenger Side, anchuk #701
  • · * Paint Dividers, ear pair, el Air, anchuk #152
  • · * Battery Hold down Danchuk #312
  • · * Dash Trim Set, el Air Danchuk #217A
  • · * Epoxy primer
  • · * Fiberglass fender skirts - Pair

Parts marked with an * have never been installed.

Original parts included

  • · Convertible top bow assembly – Most often sell for well over $2000 on E-Bay
  • · Convertible only Pinch weld stainless molding set – These sell on average for $1000 on E-Bay when you find them
  • · Original chassis with X frame added complete with front and rear suspension, uel injected v8 with overdrive transmission.
  • · Convertible only rear quarter window regulators, racks and pivot mounts.
  • · Convertible only rear quarter window frames and glass
  • · Front bench seat
  • · Deluxe heater / defroster assembly
  • · Blower assembly
  • · Defroster ducting (installed)
  • · Vent window regulators.
  • · Windshield wiper bezels - pair
  • · Steering wheel
  • · Horn ring & Center cap
  • · Dash trim
  • · Ashtray
  • · Glove box door
  • · Dash mounted Heater controls
  • · Speedometer gauge cluster with bezel
  • · Clock
  • · Sun visors - pair
  • · Speaker grill with Bezel
  • · Set of locks for doors and trunk lid
  • · Taillight assemblies with bezels & lens
  • · Headlight bezels - pair
  • · Front turn signal assemblies with lens
  • · Grill and grill trim less hood piece
  • · Parking brake handle assembly (installed)
  • · Brake pedal / Master cylinder mount (installed)
  • · Front bumper
  • · Rear bumper
  • · Bumper guards (Four)
  • · Door hinges and latches (installed)
  • · Hood hinges and latches (installed)
  • · Trunk latch
  • · Licence plate mount - front
  • · Ignition, ights and wiper switches
  • · Radiator
  • · Hood emblem with bezel
  • · Paint dividers – upper pair + spare
  • · Upper quarter panel beltline stainless molding –pair
  • · Door vent window stainless – 4 piece set.
  • · Several more pieces of stainless trim. Please see photos
  • · Many interior moldings Please see photos
  • · Lots of small parts- Please see photos

What is missing & left to do?

I will do my best to be honest and try to tell you what you need to complete the car but please review the pictures and my description for what is included. If you do not see it listed or see it in the photos (http://imgur.com/a/L8Ez7 )please assume I do not have it unless you ask.

To drive the car you will need brakes, xhaust system, driveshaft & a shifter for the transmission.

I do not have a windshield or door glass but do have the expensive convertible only rear quarter windows. The windshield and door glass can be purchased from any glass shop for a reasonable price as they are the same as the hardtops. No radi, iper motor or drive parts. trunk hinges, r interior other than the front seat. Many of the trim and dash items have been only temporally installed for photos as I would be removing them to primmer and paint the car. While the entire wiring harness has been installed and the engine will start and run the final connections will need to be made at the dash switches and at the lights once the car is painted and final assembly made. All of the GM factory electrical connectors are installed and clearly marked. The front fenders and hood have not been shimmed once again because they will be removed for paint.

More than 100 larger photos at http://imgur.com/a/L8Ez7

Terms of sale:

$750 deposit by PayPal the day of purchase. I will send you a PayPal invoice if you prefer.

Deposit IS REFUNDABLE no questions asked if you come and see the car and do not feel that it is what you were expecting.

The deposit IS NOT REFUNDABLE if you change your mind or for any other reason never come to see the car.

Inspection of the car and Payment in full must take place within 14 days of purchase unless other arrangements have been made prior to purchase. The car may if you wish remain at my home up to eight additional weeks after payment is made while you arrange for shipping.If you decide not to come to inspect the car and have it shipped “sight unseen” please understand that the sale is final once the car leaves my driveway and that it is not returnable for any reason.

Final payment shall be in cash or the car will remain locked in my garage until payment clears which could take several weeks if paying by money order.

Shipping & Brokerage costs (if any) will be the responsibility of the buyer.

The car is sold “AS IS” and has been described to the best of my knowledge. The car is not drivable as sold and not all parts to complete the car are included. Please read the listing, eview the photos ( http://imgur.com/a/L8Ez7 ) and ask questions if you are unsure of what is included. The sale is final once the car leaves my driveway and it is not returnable for any reason.

I can be reached by phone to answer your questions. Please use the E-Bay message system and I will provide my phone number and a time to call.