Well, after a long search Melody and I finally found the car we wanted. We came across this 1955 Chevy Bel Air that has a 350 V8 with a 700R automatic transmission. It has power steering, power disc breaks, vintage air, tilt column, auxiliary dash gauges with tach. This car is in the original color combo of ivory and regal turquoise. Researching the VIN it revealed that this was originally a six cylinder and was manufactured out of Kansas.
This Chevy is in great condition and I would consider it a mild custom.
Currently there is a louvered hood on the car, but we have the original hood with hood ornament. Our plan is to reinstall the original hood.
We also plan to add wide whitewall radial tires to enhance its overall appearance.
I do think the louvered hood is cool, so we will store it in case we want to swap it out.
The body is very straight considering it’s age.
The trim is in good shape and shines up nicely. When all windows are down it is almost like being in a soft top convertible.
This Chevy has a few spots with custom pin stripping.
Here is the other area with pin striping. The original hood that is not pictured also has pin striping.
The interior is in great shape. It isn’t original, but we love the color combo.
We have turquoise rubber floor mats on order to replace these black matts.
Something that puzzles me is why the previous owner put a tach on the column when this car is an automatic. My plans are to have it removed. I don’t see a real reason to have it, unless there is something I am missing.
Since we got rid of our 1955 Ford Fairlane and our 1970 Ford F-100 truck, we really wanted a nice Bel Air. I think we accomplished our mission. What we love is that the color is very similar to the Hepcat turquoise color.
I really dig these reverse rims with baby moons.
This louvered hood not only looks cool, but it helps keep things cool under the hood.
Currently, the back and side windows are tinted, but we plan to have it removed. We are not fans of tinted windows on classic cars. We look forward to cruising around town and antiquing in this little gem. I found the following videos showcasing the lineup for 1955 Chevrolet cars. It is in the usual 50’s flare!