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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

Model Year History Overview:

Chevrolet was all new in 1955.  It featured a beltline dip and wrap-around windshield inspired by the Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Fiesta, and Buick Skylark limited editions of 1953; the eggcrate grille had been inspired by Ferrari and was one of Harley Earl, the famous GM designer’s favorite touches.  The grille however was not popular with the public, so the ’56 version was broader, brighter, and more conventional.  Also new for Chevrolet was a 265 cid V-8 engine, the first V-8 ever for Chevrolet.  It performed beautifully, putting out 162 hp at 4400 rpm, or 180 hp at 4600 rpm with Power-Pac (a four barrel carburetor and dual exhaust).  This engine became the basis of all the great Chevy engines of the immediate future.  In the ’56 Corvette it was bored to 283 cid and remained the best-known, best-loved engine of the period.

Total 1955 Chevrolet Car Production:  2,802,461
Total Hardtop Production:  185,562
Originally Sold To:  N/A
MSRP:  $2,206.00

Stock Number C 175

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

VIN Number:    VC55K070382
Assembly Plant: N/A
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Gypsy Red & Shoreline Beige
Convertible Top:    N/A
Interior Trim:  Red Cloth & Vinyl
Engine:  265 CID - Chevrolet OHV V-8
Power-Pack (4-Barrel Carburetor & Dual Exhaust)
180 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 3.75”X 3.00”

Transmission:  Powerglide


  • AM Pushbutton Radio w/Rear Speakers
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Power Steering
  • Electric Windshield Wipers
  • Chrome Tissue Dispenser
  • Bumper Guards
  • Dual Outside Mirrors
  • Spotlight with Mirror
  • Stainless Rocker Panel Moldings
  • Continental Spare Tire Kit
  • Fender Skirts
  • Full Wheel Covers
  • Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  115.0-inches
Overall Length:  N/A
Height:  N/A
Weight:  3,300 LBS

Stock Number: C 175

Car Show Awards
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop
Vin:  VC55K070382

History Overview:

1995        CCI MINI, Platinum & Gold Awards

1995        Vintage Car Club of America, Junior Award

1995        AACA Hershey, 1st Place

1996        AACA Hershey, Senior Award

1997        Vintage Car Club of America, President’s Award

1997        AACA Hershey, Presidents Award

1998        AACA Hershey, Grand national, 1st Place

1999        AACA Hershey, Grand National, Senior, Excellence Award 

Stock Number C175

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