1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
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Classic Car Overview
- VIN: VC55S******
- Year: 1955
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air
- Exterior Color: ’Weathered’ Gray
- Interior Color: Black
- Mileage: 500
- Engine: 454ci V8
- Transmission: 4 Speed Muncie M22 ‘Rock Crusher’
- Rear End: Ford 9” Limited Slip POSI w/ 4:11 gears
- You can view more photos, videoand information on our website: V8vintage.com
- Financing is easilyavailable at jjbest.com, or we offer in-house short term payment options.
This is a very authentictribute of the famous ‘55’ from Two Lane Blacktop (circa 1971, featuring WarrenOates, James Taylor, Dennis Wilson & Laurie Bird). The original car soldfor $159,500 through Barrett Jackson in 2015. This is your chance to have agreat vintage throwback for a fraction of the price. This car has many greatfeatures, including a fiberglass tilt front end like the original, 600hp 454engine, ‘Rock Crusher’ Muncie M22 4 speed transmission and Ford 9” posi 4:11rear end.
This is a real throwbackto vintage hot rods and a great tribute race car for anyone who loved thegassers of the 70’s or the movie Two Lane Blacktop. This car comes from aprivate collection and has never been raced, just used for pleasure drivessince construction. This car is a real 2 door ‘post’ Belair as seen from theVIN decoding posted below.
This car has beenpainstakingly recreated to be as close to the original as was possible, withthe exception of some upgrades for improved driving enjoyment. It of course hasall of the requisite hardware, the 454 engine putting out an estimated 600hp,the M22 ‘Rock Crusher’ 4 speed trans with straight-cut gears for theunmistakable ‘whine’ and the 9” limited slip posi rear with 4:11 gears to getyou off the line, all items having been newly rebuilt as of 2019. To make sureit stops, the car was upgraded with dual power disc brakes (slotted disc infront, drum in rear) with complete stainless line kit. The mechanicals alsoinclude a new reproduction fuel tank and stainless fuel line, Lakewoodscatter-shield bellhousing, tubular transmission mount and a driveshaft loop tocontain the new custom built & balanced driveshaft. One change from thefilm car was the front end keeps the original a-arm suspension instead of adrag racing solid axle in order to keep driving a pleasurable experience. Thesuspension was completely rebuilt with new shocks, bushings, and tubular upperand lower control arms. It also has a factory style HD front sway bar thatkeeps the car tame in the corners. We see the rear leaf springs were relocatedslightly inboard for better clearance of the rear Mickey Thompson tires. Theebrake was also rebuilt and works like new. The car is powered by a yellow topoptima battery relocated into the trunk with a battery cut-off for storage andundercar battery jump posts just in case. I have driven the car on the backroads and the highway up to 70mph and it feels solid.
This car has the slidinglexan side windows just like the movie, but new front and rear glass and seals.The car does have the correct full fiberglass tilt front end and customaluminum hood scoop exact to the original, covering the dual Edelbrock 500cfmcarburetors sitting atop the authentic Weiand dual 4bbl tunnel ram intake. Theexhaust is through authentic fenderwell long tube nickel headers into true dualexhaust that can exit in front of the rear tires through Flowmaster Super 40series mufflers for a deep rumble or exit behind the front tires through theperiod correct EZ-cutouts to really upset your neighbors. The wheels areaccurate American Racing ‘Daisy’ wheels, correct for the period. The steeringwas all rebuilt with new parts, as well as a rebuilt manual steering boxmodified for the aftermarket GM tilt column. The oil pan is a 6-quart Milodonpan. The car was rewired with a new aftermarket wiring harness and switches. Coolingis accomplished with an aftermarket large core aluminum radiator and dual 12”electric fans. The ignition is MSD 6AL with a pro-billet distributor.
Unlike the vintageracecars it represents, this car comes with a very nice full interior, toinclude a new white headliner and new black interior panels, custom carpet,rear seat delete & sport ‘suspension’ racing seats. It has a 4-point cageand 5-point harnesses in keeping with the racing theme, as well as a fullypainted and trimmed dash as shown in the photos. The shifting is done with aperiod correct Hurst shifter assembly and white pool-ball knob. On the dash isa vintage Sun tach for watching your RPMs while leaving the GTOs behind. Thespeakers were replaced, and the radio is a new factory appearance 300-watt modelwith Bluetooth, AM/FM, ipod and USB inputs. The wipers are an aftermarketelectric kit that look completely original from the outside. The speedometer isa rebuilt original and works well, I calculated it to read 5mph slower thanactual speed. All the turn signals and dash indicators for turn and high beamswork, all dash lights & dome light work, the cigar lighter and everythingelse of course work as expected. The fuel filler door was left as stock forappearance, but fuel filling is done in the trunk just like in the moviethrough a stainless flip-top fuel cap. As a departure from the movie, the trunkopens as original for ease of use, rather than having to pin-off to access thecompartment.
The paint in theinterior is gloss black. The undercarriage is black and the exterior isfinished in a primer gray made to look weathered like in the movie. The bodyalignment is very good. The hood, trunk and doors open and close beautifully.There are a few misc nicks and scrapes from use but nothing major. The bodyitself looks very good and solid. The car was obviously built with performancein mind, and it performs its intended job well. There will be no mistaken whoit is when you pull into your local car meet. The gears mesh well, and it is ablast to drive. The gearing gives it a good pull off the line. When I drove it,I was certainly impressed by the acoustics and powerful feel. This car wasbuilt in the neighborhood of $80,000 and would likely cost more for you toduplicate today.
This car just as it is now starts right up and drives great! Everything isworking and in top shape except as has been mentioned. Lots of nice options,restored interior and high-performance mechanicals. A very great looking, greatdriving classic! We are confident that you could drive this car anywhere.
Cruise in style withsomething unique and different, stand out from the Mustangs and Camaros, thisone is available just in time! Don't miss out on a chance to own a uniquepiece of automotive history, ready to enjoy now.
• Authentic Tilt Fiberglass Front End & Hood Scoop
• Rebuilt 600hp 454ci Dual-Quad Tunnel Ram V8
• Rebuilt 4 speed M22 Muncie ‘Rock Crusher’ transmission
• Rebuilt Ford 9” limited slip Posi rear w/ 4:11 gears
• ‘Weathered’ Primer durable exterior
• Rebuilt Full Dual Exhaust w/ racing cutouts
• Rebuilt Suspension
• Rebuilt Steering
• New aftermarket Factory Deluxe AM/FM/Bluetooth radio in the dash
• Rebuilt Dual Power Brakes w/ Performance Front Disc
• Beautifully detailed chrome trimmed dash
• New Aftermarket ‘Suspension’ Racing Seats & Harnesses
• Large core aluminum radiator & dual electric fans for performance cooling
• Aftermarket Retro ‘Daisy’ wheels and performance tires
• Relocated Optima battery with cut-off switch
• New electric wiper kit
• a few minor misc paint nicks from use (see photos)
Chevrolet 1955 -1957
- 1stdigit -Engine. (V) V8, 6 cylinders did not have a letter
- 2nd digit -Model. (A) 150, (B) 210, (C) Bel Air, (D) Sedan Delivery.
- 3rd & 4th digits -Year. (55) 1955, (56) 1956, (57) 1957.
- 5th digit -Assembly Plant. (A) Atlanta, GA, (B) Baltimore, MD, (F) Flint, MI, (J) Janesville, WI, (K) Kansas City, MO, (L) Los Angeles, CA, (N) Norwood, OH, (O) Oakland, CA, (S) St. Louis, MO, (T) Tarrytown, NY.
- 6th to 11th digits -Sequential production number. Each plant used their own.
- 1stdigit -Engine. (V) V8
- 2nd digit -Model. (C) Bel Air
- 3rd & 4th digits -Year. (55) 1955
- 5th digit -Assembly Plant. (S) St. Louis, MO
- 6th to 11th digits -Sequential production number
The car looks amazing,drives well and gets a lot of attention. Very fun car to take to the local meetor cruise around town. We have driven the car on 50 mile round trips and neverhad any problems. Keep in mind it is an overall 67 years old and not a new car,but it is in amazing rebuilt condition. You can hop in right now, drive homeand enjoy.
We are collectorsfirst,...
We are not just here tosell cars. We are just like you, collectors and lovers of vintage automobiles.We believe vintage vehicles to be a great investment, and one of the onlyinvestments you can actually enjoy. We also believe there is a classic car outthere to fit nearly every need and budget. From Ferrari to Gremlin everyvintage car has an interesting history and character and can be thoroughlyenjoyable.
You can feel confidentin buying a car from us, because you are not just buying an 'old, used car'. Wehave been buying and selling vintage cars now for over 20 years, and arelooking for the same qualities you are in the cars we sell. You can be surethat every vehicle we offer has received a 100 point inspection and is fullyroad tested by experienced technicians. We want every light to work, everyswitch to operate properly and every mechanical feature to be functional. Whilethis is not always completely possible, we will make whatever repairs we can tobring any vehicles we buy up to these standards before we offer it for sale.And we will not sell any vehicle until it is considered 'complete' and we havepersonally driven it ourselves. We expect every vehicle to be a greatrepresentation of its Make/Model, completely functional and street drivable forenjoyment without undue fear of mechanical failure or safety. We are collectorsas well, and hope for the same buying experience you do, a good quality, easilydrivable vehicle.
If you are looking toget into a classic car without spending a fortune this would be the opportunityfor you. We do consider trades in the specialty or classic category. We canalso discuss payment terms or options. We are happy to try and make a deal.
Feel free to makeoffers, and if you have any questions please message or call 888-716-5333
- Classic Car ID101711734
- Stock NumberN/A
- CategoryAmerican Classics
- Body StyleN/A
- Mileage500 miles
- Engine8 Cylinder
- ConditionGreat Condition
- DoorsTwo Door
- Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
- Transmission4 Speed Manual
- Exterior ColorGray
- Interior ColorBlack
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