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Dirt Road presents this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible! For your convenience we took a complete library of photos in natural sunlight - not a faux studio or edited images. Please feel free to contact us at 949-891-Cars (2277) FOR QUESTIONS, SCHEDULE TEST DRIVES OR INSPECTIONS. Inspections are welcome and encouraged. Keep in mind we ship cars worldwide.

The 1955 Chevrolet also offered many other firsts for Chevrolet, including changing from a 6-volt to a 12-volt electrical system. The '55 offered new options like air conditioning, power windows, power seats, power steering and power brakes. Other options included automatic light dimmers, door handle protectors, bumper protectors and "wonder-bar" radios. So many new options were available that some referred to the car as "Chevy's little Cadillac." Never before had so many options been offered for a car in the low-price field.

The 55's top trim offering was the Bel-Air, which had more chrome than the 150 or 210. The Bel-Air, 210 and 150 model could be bought as a four door, or could be bought as a two door with a post between the front and rear passenger windows, known as the two-door sedan.

The Bel-Air or 210 model could also be had as a two door with no post between the side windows. This was known as the sport coupe, or better known by collectors as "the two door hardtop". Since this model had no post between the two side windows, it had a shorter roof and longer rear deck than the two door sedan had. Chevy also offered a convertible, with the same shorter roof and longer rear deck as the sport coupe, and it was offered in Bel-Air trim only.

1955 also saw the introduction of the Bel Air Nomad, a sporty two-door station wagon which featured frameless door glass and elongated side windows. The unique roof design of the Nomad came directly from the 1954 Corvette Nomad, a "dream car" designed to be shown at auto shows as a concept sport wagon. Although regarded as one of the most beautiful station wagon designs of Fifties, the Nomad sold poorly, partly due to its price tag (one of the most expensive models in the Bel Air lineup) as well as its lack of four doors. Also the Nomad's two-piece tailgate design was prone to let excess rainwater leak through to the interior.

The '55 offered a wide array of colors. One solid color, which was standard for the 150, could be had for the 210 or Bel Air...or nineteen different two-tone color combinations were also available.

Along with a standard column-mounted three speed Synchro-Mesh transmission, the buyer of a '55 Chevy could specify an optional Overdrive unit to go with it, or the fully automatic two-speed Powerglide transmission. Although most everything was new in 1955 for Chevrolet, the reliable Powerglide was mostly unchanged from '54.

The '55, '56 and '57 Chevy's are extremely sought after by collectors, enthusiasts and hot rodders, and the three model years are often referred to by the given nickname of the "tri-fives". Collectors will pay premiums for 2 door models, and even more for the Bel Air version, especially the convertible and two-door hardtop (2 door, no side post). Today, 1955 Chevy two door hard tops command top dollar.

On offer here is a Gypsy Red with tan top and Gypsy Red and white interior; engine is original; numbers matching engine; electric top. 265 V-8 engine, 3 speed on column manual transmission with overdrive, power steering, digital clock, digital radio, bumper guards, like-new interior. The same owner since 1998 has taken excellent care of this great driver. Whilst the paint shows a little wear, the car drives fabulously down the road, all it needs is a new owner to enjoy this American classic.

Trim: 525
Body: 6501
Paint: 596

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline

Body

Body Color
Matador Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1955
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Bel Air

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Center Console
No
Engine Size
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
Vin
VC55B047027
Stock
DR527
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