Sam Pack Collection

14-15 November 2014

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Lot 185

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  • Chassis no. VC55T159250

Sold for $77,000

180 bhp, 265 cu. in. V-8 engine with a single four-barrel carburetor, Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission, independent front with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.

  • Beautifully finished in India Ivory and Regal Turquoise; Equipped with power brakes and power steering, for touring comfort; A Power Pack equipped with a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts

When Chevrolet introduced a new engine and fresh styling in 1955, it seemed like they were betting the farm on that year’s lineup, and it sure paid off. The public loved the new Chevrolets, especially the Bel Air. Nearly 771,000 examples were produced in 1955, and they contributed to what would be the company’s most successful year yet. Along with the four engine and two transmission options, the top-of-the-line Bel Air was available in a plethora of bright and vibrant colors, ensuring that practically no two Bel Airs on the road would be alike.

This particular Bel Air was restored to an incredible standard in the early 2000s before being acquired by Mr. Pack in 2003. It features the most powerful engine available in 1955, as well as a few modern conveniences to add to the car’s drivability, and it is fitted with the factory Power Pack, an optional oil filter, power brakes, power steering, and a power convertible top, making it perfectly suited for cruising on America’s highways.

These options, combined with the car’s India Ivory and Regal Turquoise exterior and matching interior, which is the correct color combination, according to its trim tag, would make this Chevy a wonderful acquisition for the collector looking for a show-quality driver.

This Bel Air is a fantastic example of its kind, and it truly showcases what made 1955 one of the best years in the history of Chevrolet.

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