1955 Bel Air 2DR Hardtop. Frame off Restoration completed in the 1990’s.
Work consisted of repainting the body and installing a 327ci V8 as well as replacement interior components. The car is finished in black and maroon over black vinyl upholstery and features a Borg Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission, power front disc brakes, Ridler wheels, an Edelbrock intake manifold, MSD electronic ignition, Classic Instruments gauges, a Hurst shifter, and a retro-style digital stereo. Black 17″ Ridler wheels feature satin silver barrels and are mounted with Nexen N6000 tires. The car is fitted with rear traction bars, and braking is handled by power-assisted front discs and rear drums. Features include a “hood bird” ornament, chrome side spears and bumpers, Bel Air badging, hooded headlamps, and dual exhaust outlets exiting below the rear bumper. The cabin features front and rear bench seats reupholstered in black vinyl joined by a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Features include an adjustable front bench, a heater, bowtie-branded aluminum dashboard trim, an analog clock, a Hurst shifter, aftermarket speakers, and a retro-style digital stereo. An amplifier and Optima battery are mounted in the trunk. The three-spoke steering wheel features a chrome horn ring and frames a Classic Instruments “Danchuck Signature” instrument cluster, which houses a tachometer, a 140-mph speedometer, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, battery voltage, and oil pressure. The speedometer does not read accurately. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 4k miles, approximately 3k of which have been added under current ownership. Total mileage is unknown. The replacement 327ci V8 is said to have been sourced from a Corvette and was installed under previous ownership. Equipment includes an Edelbrock intake manifold, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, shorty headers, dual electric pusher fans, Chevrolet-script valve covers, and MSD electronic ignition and spark plug wires. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Muncie four-speed manual transmission and a 12-bolt rear axle. A custom dual exhaust system with Cherry Bomb-style mufflers has been installed.70 + photos and owners contact upon request.