1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE - 96428 Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #975 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96428/96428_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #975

1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 975
Year 1955
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR
Style CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC55S007034
Exterior Color INFERNO RED/WHITE DIAMOND
Interior Color RED/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #975 - Modern technology and classic styling highlight this 5-year frame-off rotisserie restoration and customization. The original two-tone paint scheme with modern tri-color paints of Inferno Red and White Diamonds, and smoothie bumpers make this all-steel body stand out from the rest. The frame was epoxy coated gloss black. Up front McGaughy's dropped spindles, Heidts tubular upper A-arms were used. The rear features an Art Morrison triangulated 4-bar suspension. An airbag system chooses the height. Aluminum PRC radiator with Spal fans cool the GMPP 350 Ram Jet engine which supplies the power through the 4L60 automatic transmission and aluminum driveshaft to the GM 10-bolt 3.42 rear gears. All is riding on some killer custom wheels. 4-wheel power disc brakes stop this beauty. The firewall was smoothed to keep the engine compartment clean. The underside was painted with Rhino bedliner tinted to match the body. 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 of A-1 Auto Upholstery. A Pearl White ultra 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 temp. Vintage Air provides the climate inside. Documentation of this build along with a complete photo journal is included.
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