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Old 12-26-2019, 08:31 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I'm fairly certain that I've seen a '55 4d Belair wagon. But, did they also make a 2d Belair wagon?? I'm not talking about the Nomad wagon. Or was the Nomad also known as a 2d Belair wagon?? Thanks, Carmine.
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Old 12-26-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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Well yes and no.
There is of course a nomad two door wagon with the slanted B piller. They were all BelAirs.
Then there is a two door wagon called a handyman, with a straight B pillar. They could be either a 150 or a 210 model. To my knowledge there were no BelAir Handyman wagons from the factory.
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During the Trifive years, the Nomad WAS the BelAir 2-Dr station wagon! if you see BelAir emblems/trim on a non-Nomad 2-dr wagon, then someone faked it and the trim tags/VIn should reflect either 150 or 210 model!
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One way to verify is the vin number.
If the vin starts with "A" or "VA", it's a 150.
If it starts with "B or "VB", it's a 210.
If it starts with "C" or "VC" it's a BelAir.

The "V" just denotes the vehicle came with a V8 engine.
No "V" means it came with a 6 cylinder.

Looking at all the models for 55, I dont see a belair handyman.
The four door wagons were available in all three trim levels.
The Nomad was only offered as a BelAir model.

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Often times you see a previous owner swap out the door and long quarter moldings from the 210 and use the Bel Air door and quarter moldings with the painted insert. There was no long top paint dividers like what was used on the sedans, hardtops and convertibles. There was only the upper "Sharks tooth".

These changes do not make it a Bel Air.....

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chevrolet did not make a belair handyman but i did. i just wanted something different
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So, the answer to your question Carmine...There were no two door Belair wagons (except the Nomad)...Only four doors.

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So, the answer to your question Carmine...There were no two door Belair wagons (except the Nomad)...Only four doors.

Kind of figured that David. Thanks, Carmine.
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