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Classic Car- 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Unlike Ford and Plymouth, Chevrolet’s styling was considered crisp and clean. In the 1950s, Chevrolet came up with a revolutionary style that would set a pattern for decades. The Bel Air.

For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option. The new 265 cu in (4,340 cc) V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression, long stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various forms, for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 hp (121 kW), and the “Power Pack” option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 bhp (130 kW). Later in the year, a “Super Power Pack” option added high-compression and a further 15 bhp (11 kW). “Idiot” lights replaced gauges for the generator and oil pressure. Motor Trend magazine gave the Bel Air top marks for handling. “

It’s no question that the Sport Coupes and Convertibles are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. They are roomy, fuel-efficient, tastefully, and bring us back to a period of tail fins and chrome.

 

 

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