1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Tudor Hardtop
Price: - Item location: Great Falls, Montana, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- Type: Tudor Hardtop
- Trim: Bel Air
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 99,999
- VIN: 00000000000000000
- Engine size: 327cid
- Transmission: 4spd
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/2101955 Chevrolet Bel Air Tudor Hardtop
This is a great car and a great foundation for a very valuable American Classic! This is an older build - built in the late 1970s or very early 1980s - and then it sat in a garage for 25+ years. We have begun refreshing it, ut need to move on from the project...this is where you come in! Invest in this solid foundation, inish the refresh and enjoy a real American Classic! There are 24 pictures attached to this listing and I would be happy to provide additional photos of anything a prospective buyer is interested in seeing. Please look at the photos, ead my description and ask as many questions as you would like - my goal is to be as thorough as possible. The car comes complete with a clear Montana title and I will also provide a notarized Bill of Sale.
BODY/SHEET METAL/TRIM: It is important to note that, hile Montana is a state with four seasons and some pretty cold and snowy winters, t has a dry climate with very low relative humidity and the highway department does not use salt on the winter roadways. That said, ars do not fall victim to the corrosive decay that you see in so many other parts of the country. The body and sheet metal are very solid with only minor repairs left to complete. I have replaced the front floor pans on both the driver's and passenger's side. The floors in the front seat and rear set areas are very solid. The valleys where the floor meets the quarters are very solid, s are the inner fender wells. The floor of the passenger compartment has all been shot with rust reformer. The trunk floor is very solid. I have replaced the rear valley area just inside the trunk lid and in front of the floor. The exterior of the body is also in great shape. Rockers, uarters and outer fender wells are very solid. When the car was built in the '70s/'80s the front clip was welded together into a one piece front end. Although the entire car was stored inside, he front clip was stored outside...paint began to fade, rack and peel. The sanding and reconditioning of the front clip has been the most recent stage of the refresh. You can see from the photos that, lthough the front clip is in need of a little TLC, t is very solid with no cancerous rust issues. Although they are not in the photos, he headlight buckets, ezels and trim rings are all included with the car. Also, he sheet metal below the marker lights and the splash pan beneath the radiator/grille are included and pictured in one of the photos. As for the trim, ll exterior trim is present, ccounted for and in great condition with the exception of the paint divider on the passenger side rear quarter panel, ood ornament, he flapper from above the passenger door glass and the trunk lock - these are missing. Front bumper and one-piece rear bumper are also there - front bumper needs to bere-chromed, hile the rear is good for a nice driver. Grille is nice, traight and the chrome is decent.
INTERIOR/TRIM/GLASS: The interior of the car is very complete, ut has been removed (as seen in pictures) to allow for the floor work and then clear pictures to showcase the condition of the floor. The dash is complete and in tact missing only the radio and the clock in the dash above the glove box. All the chrome windowgarnishing, eadliner bows, oor handles and window cranks are there and in great condition. The original 1955 Chevy rear seat is in the car, ut the front seat was removed and replaced with a set of high-back bucket seats. Given the era the car was last built in, t is easy to see why the high-back buckets and the black vinyl interior (seats, oor panels and headliner) were the choice. All the carpet was removed for the floor work and is in need of complete replacement. The glass is complete and in good condition.
ENGINE/TRANSMISSION/REAR END: The drive train of the car is not original. The engine is a strong-running 327cid from a 1962 Chevy. Not much is know about the interior of the engine other than it runs well and seems pretty tight, topping quickly when shut down. As for the exterior of the engine, t sports a first generation Edelbrock Torker aluminum manifold, ld-school Rochestercarburetor (probably needs a rebuild kit as it has a slight flat spot in it when you really put your foot in it), inned aluminum M/T valve covers and a chrome air cleaner. The inner fender wells were removed to allow for the set of fender-well headers - man, o they sound awesome!! The fuel lines from the gas tank to the fuel pump were cut into and butchered in various places, o they have been removed and I have been running the car with anauxiliary fuel tank (not included with the sale). The transmission is a Saginaw 4spd and the original rear end has been replaced with a later model Chevrolet 12-bolt rear end. The battery seen in the photos is not included with the sale.
Again, t is my intention to have described the condition of this car in as great detail as I can. Please make sure you look at each of the photos, sk questions and ask for additional photos if you need to. Also, his car comes with a clear Montana title and I will issue a notarized Bill of Sale on official Montana DMV forms. A deposit is required upon auction close. This vehicle is being sold in "as-is/where-is" condition and no warranty/guarantee - written or implied - exists with this vehicle. Transportation is the responsibility of the buyer. Payment in full must be received before the vehicle will be released for transport. Certified check or cash in person are preferred methods of payment to avoid fees, ut PayPal will also be accepted. PayPal is the required means of payment for any overseas sales. Payment in full and transport of vehicle must be completed within 30 days of sale unless prior arrangements are made. Unfortunately, ecause of negative buyer experiences I've had in the past, ehicles left over 30 days without prior arrangements will be subject to storage fees.