- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chevrolet was all new in 1955. It featured a beltline dip and wrap-around windshield inspired by the Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Fiesta, and Buick Skylark limited editions of 1953; the eggcrate grille had been inspired by Ferrari and was one of Harley Earl, the famous GM designer's favorite touches. The grille however was not popular with the public, so the '56 version was broader, brighter, and more conventional. Also new for Chevrolet was a 265ci V8 engine, the first V8 ever for Chevrolet. It performed beautifully, putting out 162 hp at 4400 rpm, or 180 hp at 4600 rpm with Power-Pac (a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust). This engine became the basis of all the great Chevy engines of the immediate future. In the '56 Corvette it was bored to 283ci and remained the best-known, best-loved engine of the period.
Everyone loves Tri-Five Chevrolet's. This Black hard top is as straight as they come, and to top that off it has a beautiful red and white interior (done in convertible style).
This car has no rust and has never had any body mounts or floor pans replaced and the trunk and inner wheel wells have no rust either. The power for this beauty comes from a completely rebuilt 1968 350 CI engine with approximately 300hp. It has a Crowler cam, camel back heads and an Edelbrock intake and carburetor. The 700R4 automatic transmission moves the power to a 10- bolt rear from a 1968 Camaro. The brake system has an upgrade to power disc's up front bolted to 2" dropped spindle's. Wide whites on stock wheels with full 1955 wheel covers round out the package. According to the owner, the whole drive train has only 3000 miles since rebuild.