1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM - 178530Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #773 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOMhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178530/178530_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #773 - Immaculate frame-off rotisserie restoration and customization featuring modern technology and classic styling. The stunning original two-tone paint scheme with modern tri-color paints of Inferno Red and White Diamond and smooth bumpers make this all-steel body stand out from the rest. A GMPP 350 Ram Jet engine supplies the power through a 4L60 automatic transmission and an aluminum drive shaft. Cooled by an aluminum PRC radiator with twin SPAL fans. Extensive chrome and stainless was utilized throughout. Up front, McGaughys dropped spindles and Heidts tubular upper A-arms were used. The rear features an Art Morrison triangulated 4-bar suspension, PST sway bars and Aldan coilovers. An Air Ride Technologies airbag system with remote and presets chooses the height. All is riding on Foose custom wheels with power steering and 4-wheel 13" CPP big power disc brakes stop this beauty. The firewall was smoothed to keep the engine compartment clean. The frame was epoxy coated gloss black and the underside was painted with Rhino bedliner tinted to match the body. Stainless steel fuel cell by Rock Valley. The headlamp switch was relocated next to the wiper switch to keep the dash trim clean. Classic Instruments provided the gauges. An original-style 15" steering wheel was used on an ididit tilt column. Tunes are provided by a Pioneer AM/FM system, which has MP3 docking and is satellite capable. On the inside, lizard skin was sprayed and then covered with quiet barrier. Next, Prodex insulation covered all. The upholstery was done by the award-winning Jerry Kensinger. Pearl White leather is highlighted with red ultra-suede to showcase the interior, along with heated power seats, power windows, door locks, keyless entry and self-dimming rear view mirror with compass and temperature. Vintage Air provides the climate inside. Documentation of this build, along with a complete photo journal is included. Multiple award-winning car.
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