The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air may be the coolest single car to come out of the 1950s. Its classy styling is suitable for both a gang capo and the Pope. A special opportunity to own a piece of classic American automotive history will be at the Mecum auction in Harrisburg in July 2014.
This particular Bel Air is subtly tasteful in its appearance with polished and chromed highlights. The black exterior is complemented by a red interior—a combination not common for Chevrolet in 1955 but quite popular to contemporary times. The large, chrome dials are detailed like a Pagani Zonda. Whether you’re looking at this car sitting in your garage or behind the wheel, the experience simply enjoying this beauty would be an experience to dreamers like us.
With a 425-horsepower 454, a great deal of fun is always at your toes after you loosen your tie. American Racing rims, new shocks, brakes, radiator, and Vintage air conditioning complement the efforts outside and underhood.
In terms of value, this Bel Air won’t be one of those classic cars that sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it is no less special. It doesn’t have to be babied either, so you can use all 425 horsepower and shift at the limit. Sure, a classic car enthusiast will be able to tell that it isn’t a stock Bel Air, but you can feel free to cruise around in this timeless classic whenever you like. You may spend less time working on it and more time driving it too.