CUSTOM SHOW QUALITY 1955 CHEVY BEL AIR 327 4-SPEED R&P 4WPDB AC PW
- Location: Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- SubModel: BEL AIR
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: BEL AIR
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 581
- VIN: VC55F004964
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 327
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: CD Player
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 BEL AIR description
***CUSTOM SHOW QUALITY 1955 CHEVY BEL AIR 327 4-SPEED R&P 4WPDB AC PW--- VERY SHARP***
This is a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door hardtop that has been built into a beautiful custom vehicle. The car has many custom touches. The body is Electric Blue with Clearwater Blue Pearl accented with chrome and polished stainless. Wheels are chrome Foose five-spokes. Bumpers have been filled and have no bolt holes. The car has been nosed and decked. The interior has four bucket seats with a custom made console. The gauges and stereo are modern units. Car is super easy to drive with power rack and pinion steering and power four wheel disc brakes. Engine is a built 327 bored 30 over with mild cam, aluminum heads and lots of dress-up items. Power goes to a rebuilt Muncie four-speed transmission and rebuilt 10-bolt posi-traction rear with 3:73 gears. The car has been lowered with special springs in front. The wiring has been replaced with a custom built harness. All glass is new and tinted. It has Vintage Air with AC, heat and defrost. The owner spared no expense in building this car into what you see in the photos. The car is show quality, built by professionals. He asked me to list the car because he is buying another vehicle similar to one his wife owned years ago. Email any question and you can ask for the owner's number to set up a time to see the car.
All glass has been replaced with new tinted glass. Some of the stainless trim is original and was restored. Note bumper has been shaved and has no exposed bolts.
Paint is Electric Blue and the silver is Clearwater Blue Pearl - both colors are from Chrysler and both are metallic.
The front springs were replaced with ones that lower the car. Lowering blocks were used in the rear to give the car the right stance.
Tires are blackwall radial BF Goodrich g-force sports. The fronts are P225X45XZR17 and the rears are P245X45XZR17.
Front bumper has been shaved with no exposed bolt holes. Bumper is installed upside down. Grill is new; headlights are halogens.
Dual exhaust sounds awesome with MagnaFlow mufflers - exhaust has turn downs just in front of rear bumper. Note pinstriping on deck lid.
The interior was custom created by an upholstery shop that has been in business many years. Seats are from a Ford Edge; dash was completely redone with VHX gauge cluster.
Seats are covered in high quality vinyl with blue piping. Note the custom made console.
Dash is painted Electric Blue like the body and has polished trim with a bowtie in the center
Seats are super comfy
Passenger seat will fold flat.
Car has a leather wrapped steering wheel on a tilt Ididit column.
Pedals are custom - brake handle has a Chevy bowtie engraved on it
VHX gauges all work properly - odometer shows 581 miles since the gauge cluster was installed. The 1:45 is the correct time. They are easy to read at night.
Shifter for the Muncie 4-speed has a custom knob. The stereo is AM/FM/CD and you can use your iPod or USB input. The stereo sounds great - there are two 6-inch speakers in the door panels and two 6X9 speakers under the package tray. Note switches for the four power windows in the console.
Pinstriping on the dash
Clock and AC vent
Rear seat and custom console
Note two switches for the power windows in the console
Closer look at the custom console - note third brake light
Both headliner dome lights work when either door is opened
Driver door panel
Passenger door panel - vent glass was replaced with tinted glass
The engine and compartment are detailed. Note chrome radiator support.
Engine is a completely rebuilt 327 bored 30 over. Just about everything under the hood is chrome, polished or painted Electric Blue.
All hoses are stainless. Engine has aluminum heads and a hydraulic cam. Rockers are roller.
Polished power brake cylinder and chrome booster. Smokey Specialties supplied the custom wiring harness that can be unplugged in certain locations.
Sanderson Headers are coated. Note the serpentine belt system, power steering pump for the rack and pinion, matching valve covers and wire loom covers.
Four barrel carburetor is from Quick Fuel and sits on an Edelbrock air gap intake with EnduraShine™ Finish.
Alternator and AC compressor are chrome.
Air cleaner was painted by local artist
Electric fan for aluminum radiator
Carburetor has AN fittings for the dual feed, a pressure gauge, an electric choke and is a double pumper.
All lines are stainless. The coated headers go into a custom exhaust system.
Note reflections in smooth firewall
Underside of hood has a waving American flag painted by local artist Michael
Trunk is fully upholstered
Trunk has carpet that matches the interior. Marine emblem is velcroed to the carpet and easily removed.
Passenger side of the trunk
Driver side of the trunk
Underside of trunk lid
Battery is behind the rear seats and can be assessed by removing a panel. The battery is an Optima and the trunk has been splatter painted.
VIN is VC55F004964 - 1955 Chevy Bel Air with V-8 engine built in Flint, Michigan
A stack of paperwork and receipts come with the car
VHX gauges and Vintage Air were installed in the Bel Air
Driver side front suspension with springs that lower the front of the car
Passenger side front suspension
This is the mount for the power rack and pinion just under the engine oil pan
Muncie four-speed transmission has been rebuilt
Passenger side frame and frame mounts
Floors and frame are solid
Frame on driver side
Frame bushings have been replaced
Rebuilt 10-bolt rear has posi-traction and 3:73 gears - no leaks under the car
Passenger side rear suspension with disc brakes and lowering blocks
Cover for 10-bolt rear
Driver side rear suspension
Famous 55 Chevy front end - note chrome looks sharp against the bright blue body
Hood has been shaved - it opens and closes correctly. Wipers are electric.
Driver front fender
Windshield is tinted - all glass and rubber weather stripping has been replaced. Trim is either new or restored.
Doors open and close properly - the side glass is power
Stainless spears on both sides are like new
Owner had Bel Air painted on both sides of the car
Body is super straight and solid
All four calipers are painted Electric Blue - wheels are 17-inch five spokes by Foose
Lenses in the taillights and bezels are new
Cloud reflections in the deck lid
Trunk opens and closes properly
Note pin striping on trunk - there is a license plate light made into the frame
Passenger rear quarter panel
Chrome wheels look great against the blue body
All trim looks like new
Bel Air script painted by artist Michael
Doors open and close properly on this hardtop
Here you can see some of the blue in the Clearwater Blue Pearl paint
Passenger side front fender
If you are seriously interested in this car my advice is to come and see it. The car is in Chesterfield, Virginia not far Route 288 which connects I-64 and I-95. Serious bidders can email me any questions or email if you’d like to make an appointment to see this car or if you would like the owner's number to talk to him.
Terms of sale: winning bidder should contact me within 24 hours of the auction’s end. If you cannot pick up the car right away send a 10% deposit within 3 days and make arrangements to pick up the car or have it shipped. We would like the car picked up within 14 days. If you need help with having the car shipped email me.