Astonishingly Clean and Well Put Together 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
The 1955 Chevrolet (sometimes referred to as '55 Chevy) is an automobile that was made by Chevrolet in 1955. It is considered a huge turning point for the manufacturer and was a major success. It was available in three models: the 150, 210, and Bel Air. The '55 Chevy was the first successful Chevrolet with an optional V8 engine. In 1955, Chevrolet decided to fit its new car with an overhead valve V8 engine design, which was similar to the 1949 Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" V8 engine. The new 265-cubic-inch overhead valve V8 was designed to be smaller, lighter, and more powerful than previous V8s in the auto industry.
Fast forward to now and you will see this 1955 Chevrolet 150 Resto-Mod we have at Skyway Classics has a semi-truck load of performance and comfort items added to its gleaming orange and tan exterior.
1955 Chevrolet 150 Sedan Resto Mod is a particularly fine example of the group's work. The 150 was Chevrolet's economy and fleet model, a spartan affair designed to serve as a workhorse, but this Resto Modded 150 is at the opposite end of the spectrum.
The first thing you will notice is the paint scheme. Tastefully sprayed in Hugger Orange and Tan.
Carefully considered details such as full side windows in place of the original vented pieces and one-piece front and rear bumpers contribute to setting the car apart from the pack, and new staggered-diameter Ridler alloy wheels and performance rubber give it just
the right stance.
The Bowtie brigade will appreciate the 355 CI Chevy small-block V-8 residing under the smoothed hood. A showpiece all on its own, it incorporates a serpentine belt drive system with billet aluminum pulleys to drive its power steering, alternator and Vintage Air accessory drives, and tube headers feeding 3-inch dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers to deliver the kind of throaty rumble
guaranteed to attract attention.
A 700 R4 automatic transmission with overdrive and four-wheel disc brakes add even more to the 150's performance capabilities, and its once-minimalist accommodations have been traded for a handsome bench-seat interior featuring a leather-wrapped steering wheel, custom center console and billet aluminum dash with VDO gauges and in-dash CD player.
Restored at Custom Classics with these mods: 355 CI small block engine, Headers, serpentine belt drive, Billet pulleys, 3 inch exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, Automatic transmission with overdrive, Power steering, 4-wheel disc brakes, One piece bumpers,Vent windows removed, Two tone Hugger Orange and Light Tan finish, Bench seat and custom console, Custom billet aluminum dash, In-dash CD player, VDO gauges, Vintage Air with electronic climate control, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Finished trunk, New staggered 17 and 18 inch Ridler wheels.
This 55 Chevy we have at Skyway Classics was built by Custom Classics that is a nationally renowned restoration facility for customizing show-winning cars of almost any make and model, from American iron to foreign exotics and vintage rarities.
You cannot find a nicer 55 Chevy so come look at this one we have at Skyway Classics today.
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- Engine Size
- 355 V8
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or below
- Body Color
- Orange / Cream
- Body Style
- Bel Air
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Shifter Type
- Center Console