1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE - 96264 Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #975.2 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96264/96264_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #975.2

1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 975.2
Year 1955
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC55J115492
Exterior Color GYPSY RED
Interior Color RED/WHITE
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 265
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #975.2 - This Gypsy Red/Shoreline Beige 1955 Bel Air is a fabulous example that received a high quality, frame-off, NOS restoration by Harold Louisiana who literally wrote the book on '55 Chevy restorations as well as one with Denny Williams on '57s, published by Classic Chevy Club International. The 265cid Power Pack drivetrain is original and the car is a many-time show winner, including 6 national 1st places and a 986 point score by Classic Chevy Club International its first time out after the restoration. It was purchased previously at Barrett-Jackson in 2000 with the car listed as "Better Than New". The supreme quality has stood the test of time as this Bel Air still shows superbly from top to bottom. It has been carefully enjoyed and maintained with only the most minimal signs of use or age. Options include power steering, seat, and windows, power brakes, power soft top, electric clock, signal-seeking AM Wonderbar radio, deluxe heater, electric windshield wipers, rubber floor mats, glove compartment light, directional signal, back-up lamp, outside rear view mirror, E-Z Eye glass, door handle shields, front gravel shields, fuel filler door guard, chrome exhaust extension, Continental kit, and the Powerglide transmission. Included with purchase are the original owner's manual, the original power top operation booklet, maintenance receipts back to 2001, the original 2000 Barrett-Jackson information card, old show photographs, a recent photo album, a copy of Harold Louisiana's book, How to Restore Your Golden 1955 Chevy, and known ownership history back to 1983. This Bel Air convertible shows superbly and drives every bit as good as it looks.
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