1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE - 195855 Sold* at Northeast 2016 - Lot #415 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/195855/195855_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #415   1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE
Auction Northeast 2016
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Status Sold
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Lot 415
Year 1955
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR
Style 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC55K046502
Exterior Color TURQUOISE/WHITE
Interior Color TURQUOISE/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 265
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #415 - This beautiful Bel Air is equipped with the original two-tone color-coordinated turquoise and white upholstery, matching interior carpet, chrome spears on the front fenders, stainless-steel window moldings and full wheel covers. It is also equipped with a power top mechanism and power brakes. With that racy two-tone paint and trim that didn't quit, this Bel Air convertible was one of the most exciting cars available in 1955. For 1955, Chevrolet gained the legendary 265 small-block V8 engine option, and this one has the reliable 3-speed synchromesh manual transmission with optional overdrive. The 265ci V8 in this car is freshly rebuilt and features a modern, overhead valve, high-compression, short-stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various displacements for many decades. Also new for 1955, was the 12-volt electrical system, improved brakes and the Glide Ride suspension system, which was a big hit. Base sticker price on the convertible was $2,321. This is a clean and correct Bel Air convertible in the iconic turquoise and white combination that is period-correct, with a fine original paint finish and plenty of deep chrome. The new wraparound windshield and all other glass is in fine condition. It has a newer off-white convertible top, and the optional equipment includes an AM radio, deluxe heater and factory fender skirts. It's a great-looking car with the top up or down. It has room for five. The interior is still wearing its clear plastic seat covers; the small-block V8 sits royally the engine bay with plenty of elbow room in the clean and properly detailed engine compartment. The paint has a deep shine, the original chrome is very nice, the stance is correct and it's an absolute blast to drive.
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