1955 Chevrolet 210/Bel Air ProTouring
55 Chevy 210 Highlights:5.7 Tune Port Injected V/8700 R4 Automatic Trans4-Wheel Power Disc brakesCorvette front & rear Independent SuspensionAir Conditioning20" Intro WheelsCustom Leather Interior by Ron MangusPower SteeringPower WindowsPower seats with power lumbar & bolster controls.
We all know that 'tri-five' Chevys are some of the most popular and in-demand collector cars on the planet. If you have watched our web page over the years, you'll notice the tri-fives never last long around here in the Custom Classics showroom, they disappear almost as fast as they arrive. That's all well and good if you want a chrome trimmed show boat which is great for garages and Saturday afternoon parking lots, but what about those of us who demand more? Combining a healthy dose of pro-touring attitude with one of the best Chevrolet designs ever produced, this irresistible Tan and White 1955 Bel Air custom 210 is a 5.7 Liter fuel injected powered monster that puts a new spin on an old favorite. Best of all, you can have all that traditional 'shoebox' Chevy personality AND upgraded mechanicals for about half of what those restored-to-original cars are selling for!
This sweet looking '55 hot rod is a no-compromises build which combines everything great about Bel Air design with modern technology that's more akin to a new Corvette. Starting life as a simple '55 Chevrolet sports coupe, a frame-off restoration ensured that its long and tall body panels were returned to their rock solid factory appearance. Once the body was free of ripples and imperfections, killer glowing tan and faded white basecoat/clearcoat was applied to exactly duplicate the cars timider original two-tone paint. It's very apparent that someone spent a lot of time getting this rounded masterpiece smooth as panel alignment is great from front to back and the entire build exhibits excellent details and first-rate finishing work. Today, this Bel Air car presents exceptionally well and has the visual punch of a well-built muscle car while maintaining a clean and modern look.
The '55 is certainly the cleanest of the 'tri-five' Chevys with its minimal trim and crisp, modern styling devoid of the massive chrome and exaggerated proportions that typically characterize 50s era cars. Up front, a trademark body-width Bel Air bumper sits below a pristine chrome grille, clear parking lights and slick aftermarket headlights. At the top of that chrome grille, a factory fresh Chevrolet crest is centered below a new chrome hood ornament that looks fantastic against the cars cool tan paint. At the back of the hood, clear glass sits inside of restored stainless windshield trim crisp door frames. On the sides of the car, new Chevrolet scripts lead sharp front fender lines and straight stainless trim spears which are highlighted with black paint. At the back of the car, a second body-width chrome bumper hangs over satin black exhaust tips, and clear chrome trimmed tail lights are split by a second pristine Chevrolet crest and highlighted by small chrome Chevrolet emblems.
Pop the cars domed hood and you'll find a 5.7 liter Fuel Injected small block Chevrolet motor that has been completely outfitted for both show and go. At the top of the motor, there's a large satin finished air intake forces air into the small block V/8. A fresh and new aluminum radiator is equipped with a quick spinning electric fan to keep this engine cool on the hot summer months driving season. You'll also see the billet overflow tank and a satin black fan shroud. The engine compartment is dressed nice without getting too overboard, but it still includes small details such as evenly coated satin black inner fenders, crisp clean hood hinges, billet Chevrolet scripted valve covers among some others that finish things off nicely.
At the bottom of this '55 Chevy, the custom theme continues with a smooth shifting 700R4 automatic transmission that sends power to the Corvette rear independent suspension. Braking is supplied by SSBC four-wheel disc system, and a nice custom exhaust system sends spent gasses through the mufflers and out the dual tips. The car's satin black frame and floor pan complement a custom built chassis that was combined with the stock chassis. The front and rear suspension are from a corvette and were very nicely blending into the stock 55 GM chassis to make this shoe box '55 drive and perform like a newer car. A custom aluminum gas tank at the rear of the car brings fuel to the 5.7 fuel injected V/8. All this head-turning style rides on tasteful 20-inch Intro wheels that are wrapped in 225/35RZR20 front and 225/35ZR 20 rear radials.
Climb inside this Bel Air and you'll find a completely custom modernized interior that features two-tone colors and enough great looking trim to please the eye. Featured in two-tone leather, the cars modern seats are all-day comfortable and the leather fits without many wrinkles or annoying creases. Overhead there's a new custom headliner, and below the seats, like-new dark tan carpet lies below the trimmed black pedals. On the doors, custom two-tone tan leather wraps the door panels and look great behind black handles. They also feature trick arm rests that hold the power window switches. In front of the driver, the cars custom dash was retro-fitted from another great GM car of the not so long ago past. The dash has been completely trimmed and stylized in leather to tie the rest of this cool interior together. A center mounted direct fit Chevrolet sound system along with all the GM dash and center trim pieces came from the same donor car, including the factory steering wheel with all the buttons in working order. Someone spent an enormous amount of time and money to bring this all together so it looks like it belongs, as well as operates as expected. And behind those great looking rear bucket seats there is a complete custom upholstered trunk that features the about the same two-tone tan theme as the car's interior, including a full-size spare tire, and a rear mounted battery compartment.
What started out as America's first low-priced hardtop coupe has become a legend; and the 1955 210 Bel Air is one of the most collectible, highly-sought classic cars of all time. Sure, there are a lot of nice 'tri-five' Chevys out there, but how many are built to this level and carry this kind of individual appeal? If you've been looking for an exceptionally nice, custom Bel Air that has twice the street credibility of an original car for a fraction of the price, this '55 Bel Airs combination of performance and style can't be beaten! Drive it anywhere with confidence and enjoy owning a classic car with modern day performance and luxury amenities. Call today!
5.7 Tune Port Injected V/8