1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Car for sale by PJ's Auto World in Clearwater, Florida 33755
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible for Sale. True VC Code V8 Bel Air Convertible. HC suffix code 327 V8 engine factory rated at 275 horse power, Quadrajet 4 bbl carburetor, dual exhaust, detailed engine bay, polished copper radiator, 2 speed Power Glide transmission, 15 color keyed steel wheels with Coker wide white wall tires, Patina Gypsy Red and Shoreline Beige exterior, refinished in 1981, highly polished stainless trim, front and rear bumper guards, tan power convertible top with top boot, correct style two tone interior, rubber vintage style floor mats, under dash tissue dispenser, auxiliary gauges, upgraded AM/FM/auxiliary input radio, dual chrome sport mirrors, painted trunk. This Classic Chevy is ready to cruise and sounds amazing! The previous owner of this vehicle had it in his possession for 38 years and knew the car since the mid 70s. If you are in the market for a Tri-Five Convertible, you should stop by and take this one for a spin!
For 1955, Chevrolets full-size model received all new styling and power. The 1955 Bel Air was 3,456 lb (1,568 kg) and 15 ft (4.6 m) long. It was called the "Hot One" in GMs advertising campaign. Chevrolets styling was crisp, clean and incorporated a Ferrari-inspired grille. Bel Airs came with features found on cars in the lower models ranges plus interior carpet, chrome headliner bands on hardtops, chrome spears on front fenders, stainless steel window moldings, and full wheel covers. Models were further distinguished by the Bel Air name script in gold lettering later in the year. For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option and the option of the 2 speed Powerglide automatic, or a standard three speed Synchro-Mesh manual transmission with optional overdrive. The new 265 cu in (4.3 L) V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression ratio, short stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various displacements for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 hp (121 kW) and the "Power Pack" option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 bhp (134 kW). Later in the year, a "Super Power Pack" option added high-compression and a further 15 bhp (11 kW).
Classic Car ID101124931
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