1955 Chevrolet Bel Air This was the year it all began for the now-famous Tri-Five Chevy. In 1955, Chevrolet released the first model year of this iconic line. The 150 and 210 models were certainly well-received, especially when outfitted with the optional V8 engine. However, the flagship Bel Air was truly a sight to behold. Its carpeted interior, chrome trim, stainless window moldings, and script emblems set this \'55 Chevy apart from the rest of the line and made it memorable to this day. For consignment, the first year of the Tri-Five craze coming to life in our North Hall of the Classic Auto Mall. Undergoing an extensive frame off restoration and still retaining its spit shine and beauty in rust free steel panels, beautiful two-tone paint broken up by a belt line dip with some ghost flames added in for extra flair, and plenty of other chrome. This Best In Show and People Choice Best Use Of Color at the 2022 Syracuse Nationals, large power plant, beautiful interior, and nicely done all over are just a few of this star\'s shining features. A 1,2,3 O\'clock 4 O\'clock rock! Exterior Starting up front with its simple egg crate grille with shiny mirror like bumper on bottom, and single chrome bezel headlight on either side with an oval turn signal below, the beginnings remain simple on the embellishment front. Screaming dark red metallic paint covers the front around this chrome, the hood, front quarters, doors and lower half of the rear quarter. This paint is very deep, and one can become mesmerized with its quality, especially with the added in ghost flames licking back from the leading edges and louvered hood. Speaking of the front end, it has been welded and molded for a one piece look. A chrome trim spear mid-section of the front quarter runs rearward through the door, where it comes to an abrupt halt. With its starting point on the total surround of the passenger compartment, a chrome trim piece works its way past the door sills, then heads downward towards the mid rear quarter, where it is met with another mid spear which takes us to the back of the car. This spear combo is the delineation between the red, and charcoal gray, which covers the roof, and trunk deck as well as the back of this car. A side view will give you a hint of the design that created the craze with these car\'s introductions, showing curved front and rear glass, all surrounded by chrome trimmings. On back, are simple lamplighter style tail lights, V8 and bowtie chrome Vee embellishments, and another beautiful bumper with dual pipes hedging a look out of the bottom of this beautiful creation. On all corners are 5 spoke 15 Jegs Sport Star rims wrapped in blackwall rubber, just stunning. Interior Moving inside starting with the door panels, and let\'s just say the hits just keep on coming!! Using tweed in charcoal gray to cover the door panels we note glorious heavily padded red tweed inserts fighting for space along with bright and shiny chrome for the vent window cranks and actuators. Slipping inside we are met with overstuffed Glide bucket seats finished in more charcoal gray and red, all tweed as well as Juliano seat belts. A rear bench presenting in the same fashion is in back and there which offers up plenty of romper room. Racing between the seats is a custom console that follows suit of the seats and holds within the chrome power window toggles, B&M shifter and armrest along with cup holders as well as side mounted speakers. Fronting this is a full metal jacket charcoal gray dual fan dash with the gauge cluster on the driver\'s side, and badged speaker on the passenger\'s side. The gauge cluster is upgraded with a solid insert in the gauge cluster fan housing Dakota Digital gauges with black faced blue LCD callouts. Reflecting in this dash is a phat chromed tilt column with a custom hand engraved billet 3 spoke wheel and surrounded on the edge by black vinyl. An original style panel with slide controls for the airflow
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Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000 collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia.