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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air on 2040-cars

Year:1955 Mileage:999999

Valparaiso, Florida, United States

Valparaiso, Florida, United States

 1955 Chevy Bel Air two door post.  I bought this car about 20 years ago in Alabama with the hopes of fixing it up but I'm in the military and just haven't had the time.  I've spent a lot of time and money on it over the years but as you can see, I've let it sit around too long this time and it needs attention by someone who has the time.

Drivetrain:  383 stroker, 350 turbo and 3.23 10 bolt posi rear-end.  Engine NOT running, will turnover and start but won't stay running 

- Rack and pinion power steering

- Front disc brakes

- Chrome tilt steering column.  (starting to pit from sitting around) 

- Duel exhaust

- 2" drop springs on the front, installed urethane bushings years ago

- Griffin 4 core aluminum radiator


- Has 383 stroker that was professionally built about 15 years ago.  I haven't driven this car in over 2 1/2 years so I'm NOT claiming it runs or drives(but sure it will with some work).  I can say I've only put around 4-5 thousand miles on it.

- Will need complete interior, what you see in pictures is what will be included

- Will need body work, front floor pans(see pictures) .  I stripped this car down to bare metal and used spray can primer to cover bare metal.   I'm almost 100% sure that the quarters, floor, rocker panels and trunk are original.  Left side front fender in in excellent condition, Hood is in good condition, right side front fender is in fair condition, right door is in poor condition(I pulled creases out but would probably re-skin), left rear quarter panel has rot in front of wheel well, right rear quarter panel is in good shape(a little bondo), trunk is in decent shape, a little rot on inside weld seem, trunk is decent, has rot in back half(see pictures), roof will need work right above drivers door(see picture) 


- All stainless is there and in really good shape, I removed it all 20 years ago and stored inside.

- Bought pretty much all chrome and emblems brand new and it's all still in like new condition in boxes to include:  At least $2,000 in chrome parts

10 piece triple chrome bumper

4 piece grill surround(top and bottom pieces got damp somehow so they're not in brand new condition but still very nice)

Hood Bird

Headlight bezels

Parking light bezels

Taillight bezels with solid red lens

Bel Air scripts

Door handles

Wiper bezels

Gold crests

All window felts

trunk seal

I replace all the glass in the car with smoked tinted glass but a vandal busted the passenger side windows.  Front/back windshield and driver side glass is in great shape.

VIN: C 55N041181

Cowl Tag:

Style 55-1011D

Body N 5689

Trim 531

Paint 627

I'm sure I'm missing a lot of stuff so feel free to contact me for more information or pictures.

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