1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE - 96311Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #715.2 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96311/96311_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
MATADOR RED/ADOBE BEIGE
Lot #715.2 - Also known as the 5-6-7, it starts as a '55 in front, blending into a '56 and ends with a '57 tail. Built as a convertible, all parts used were original convertible parts, i.e. frame X-member, quarter windows and regulators, all garnish molding and all stainless windshield trim. Complete top assembly was located in Indiana, shelved since 1967. A convertible tub section was purchased in Nebraska and gave up all its brackets for the top to work correctly. With a Matador Red and Adobe Beige finish and red and beige interior, it presents a completely stock appearance except for 17" wheels. It also has a black power top under the boot. Chassis totally rebuilt with dropped spindles, power disc brakes and power steering utilizing a 605 box. The stock appearing engine is a rebuilt 350 with a 350 transmission. In Albuquerque it was the feature car among 300 plus cars and judged on the 1,000 point system, it received 939 total points. In 2005, the 5-6-7 was invited by the Northwest Classic Chevy Club to be a featured car at the world's largest Tri-Five Chevy show in Issaquah WA, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the '55 Chevy. It has been driven less than 500 miles since its inception. Having built and shown many cars, this is by far the most enjoyable car I've shown because of peoples' reactions when first seeing it. Full photo documentation of entire building process is available.
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