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1955 Chevy Bel-Air

New Britain, CT

1955 Chevy Bel-Air
Car Background.

The 1955 Chevy is the first year in the forever popular “Tri-Five” series, which includes the 1955 thru 1957 Chevys of this body style.

 

While the name “Bel Air” is sometimes used to describe all of the models in the Tri-Five range, it actually refers to a specific trim level, of which Chevrolet produced three: The 150, 210, and Bel Air.

Notably, Chevrolet introduced a new overhead valve V8 engine in the 1955, which began the production of possibly the most famous engine ever produced, the Small Block Chevy.

 

This example, a 210 model, is a very nicely done restomod that retains the natural beauty of the original body lines and trim, while incorporating modern touches in the interior.  Plush carpeting, power windows, leather seats, and air conditioning turn this senior citizen into a comfortable daily driver.