1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible

Seemingly every salvageable one was dragged out of fields, barns, and garages and restored, which made supply exceed demand

This example is one of the best 1955 Bel Airs extant. This 1955 factory convertible just saw completion of a body-off, no-expense-spared three-year restoration of a 100% numbers-matching car with one mile since. Every part on the car is new or restored, and it retains the numbers-matching drive components, including the original four-barrel carburetor, dual-exhaust Power Pack 265 V8 and optional Powerglide automatic transmission.

This Chevy is virtually flawless in every way. This Bel Air came from the factory with the best of creature comforts. Original factory options included a Wonderbar radio, power steering, power brakes, clock and electric two-speed wipers. Pictures of the restoration document that the body is 100% rust-free and better than new. The original Gypsy Red and Shoreline Beige paint scheme is show quality, and, along with a brand-new beige convertible top, make this a stunning car. The new wide whitewall tires and wire wheel covers finish off this top-notch restoration. This car will make your trophy case a little more crowded.

Colin Comer

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Colin is the founder of Colin’s Classic Automobiles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as SCM’s resident American car expert. His fascination with cars began at an early age, and according to him, he never grew out of it—nor does he wish to. Colin regularly appears on television, and he is the author of the books: “Million-Dollar Muscle Cars” and the “Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles.” A hands-on guy, Comer maintains an impressive collection of his own and is an avid vintage racer. He is a regular contributor to both Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines.

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