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Year
1955
Make
Chevrolet
Model
BelAir Sedan
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2dr Sedan

VIN# C55N159001

Brief History:
Between my father and I, same owners since February 1970
Car was originally Light Blue and Ivory White Bel Air, sold new in Elizabethtown, KY
Was silver in 1970 when purchased, then painted Jet Black shortly after
Car previously had a straight-axle and a 396ci Big Block
Car has black roll and pleated front and rear bench seats and with side panels
In 1993/94 was painted Crimson Red Metallic (aka Brandy Wine)
Bumpers re-chromed at that time, new emblems all the way around (1994)
New Factory tinted windshield, new side window glasses, original back glass-no fog or bubbles
Wears Sixties-Series SS Cragar Wheels with 225/70 R15 tires
Brought to SW Florida in 2008

Recent Updates include:
*283ci small block V8 recently rebuilt; including all new seals, gaskets, plugs, wires, etc.
*New Muncie Four speed rebuild kit
*New Summit MO8750VS 750 CFM Carburetor
*Newly installed front suspension (original style)
-Red oxide primer coated Upper and Lower A-Arms
-new steering linkage
-new Upper and Lower Control Arm bushings
-new Idler Arm bushings, long and short
-new Inner Tie Rods
-new Outer Tie Rod Ends
-new Upper and Lower Ball Joints
-new Upper and Lower Control Arm Bumpers
-new Front Shock Absorbers
-new Front Brake Shoes
-new Front Brake Hoses
-new Front Brake Wheel Cylinders
-new Front Brake Adjusting Hardware Assembly
-new Wheel Bearing Inner Seals
-new other stuff I forgot to mention...
*New Front and Rear Motor Mounts
*New Fuel Filter
*New Wiring Harness - Complete Assembly
*New Clutch, Pressure Plate, Bearing Assembly
*New Ignition Switch Assembly
*New Headlight Switch Assembly
*New Flywheel Housing Cover Plate
*New Upper Steering Column Horn Assembly
*New Lower Bell Housing Cover
*New Door Jamb Interior Light Switches

Summary:
The car has nice paint and is visibly attractive, and has nice interior. Mechanically, almost everything has been professionally restored now.
The car drives very great after the new front suspension installation. Very smooth handling, much nicer than the previous straight axle.

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