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This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible is an absolutely gorgeous Tri-Five Chevy that just screams fifties! 1955 marked the start of a golden era for General Motors' entry-level marque, Chevrolet, both mechanically and stylistically. On the mechanical side, the biggest improvement was Chevrolet's debut of its "Turbo-Fire" 265 cubic inch V8 engine, that would be Chevy's first foray into V8 power since President Woodrow Wilson lived in the White House. The '55 Bel Airs featured the plushest and most luxurious trim of all of the Chevys that year, and arguably every year up until 1955. From the seat patterns to the door panels to the iconic dash and instrument cluster, the '55 Chevy set the stage of what was to come in automotive style. This particular 1955 Bel Air comes to us out of a prominent private collection where it spent nearly the past 25 years. Powering it is a 265 V8 engine fed by a single 2 barrel carburetor, paired to an automatic transmission. This 1955 Chevrolet rides on a set of wide whitewall bias-ply tires on steel wheels with full wheelcovers that give this convertible a truly classic look rolling down the road. In addition, the rear wheels are tucked behind a pair of color-matched fender skirts which are always a welcome addition on any 50s classic car. Dual chrome outside mirrors are a fantastic add-on to this 1955 Bel Air since it makes squeezing into or out of a tight space much easier. The front bumper is also outfitted with a chrome bumper guard the further elevates the exterior appearance of this convertible. The white vinyl power convertible top is in wonderful condition and it goes up and down with the simple flick of a switch. When the convertible top is down, it tucks neatly under an ivory vinyl boot tonneau cover. The exterior of this 1955 Bel Air Convertible has been refinished correctly in a beautiful two-tone paint scheme consisting of Regal Turquoise and India Ivory. The interior of this 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air Convertible is gorgeous! The front and rear bench seats have been correctly reupholstered in beautiful Turquoise and Ivory vinyl that matches the exterior look of the car. The upholstered door panels, carpeting, painted dash, and steering wheel are all in wonderful condition and appear to be in their stock configuration. The instrument cluster retains its stock appearance and is equipped with a 110 MPH speedometer, temperature gauge, and fuel gauge, along with indicator lights for the turn signals, generator charging and oil pressure. The dash is completed with a push-button AM radio, locking glovebox, clock, and integrated speaker. Whether you're buying your very first classic car or you're adding to an existing collection of Tri-Fives, this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible would make an excellent addition. Give Ellingson's a call today at 763-428-7337!


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