Pack Automotive Museum

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1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE PACE CAR TRIBUTE

This is one of the most interesting 1955 Bel Air convertibles. This car was commissioned by the Indianapolis 500 Festival Race Committee to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the small block Chevrolet V8. The car was restored to exact specification of the track-ready cars built in 1955 with one great exception, the track cars were painted two-tone cream and red whereas this car is painted black and is stunning. It carries the correct original 265cid V8 engine that the original pace cars were all equipped with as well. Other options include an automatic transmission, AM radio, power top, bumper guards, factory heater and defroster, and intermittent wipers. The interior is show quality as are the carpets and seats. All of the instruments are completely restored to concours show condition. The engine was highly detailed to show condition when restored, has only been very lightly used since, and has been re-detailed recently. The underside and trunk are restored to completely original. The overall condition of this car is outstanding and ready for show. The car comes with an ERTL model of the Pace Car, ACD Museum documents showings its time there and known ownership history.

Diana Shore shown with one lucky winner of a "mini" '55 Bel Air as she served as spokesperson for Chevrolet

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show was an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore (Singer, Actress and TV Personality), and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to June 1963. The series was sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show. If you remember the tune here are the lyrics

LYRICS

See the USA in your Chevrolet
America is asking you to call
Drive your Chevrolet through the USA
America's the greatest land of all

On a highway, or a road along the levy
Performance is sweeter, nothing can beat her
Life is completer in a Chevy

So make a date today to see the USA
And see it in your Chevrolet

Traveling East, Travelling West
Wherever you go Chevy service is best
Southward or North, near place or far
There's a Chevrolet dealer for your Chevrolet car

So make a date today to see the USA
And see it in your Chevrolet.

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