1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible



1955 Chevy Convertible For Sale

In 1955, automotive magazines pegged the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible as the model most likely to be sought after. They also predicted that 1955 would be a bench mark year for Chevrolet. One of the biggest reason for this predictions was new V-8 engine. It was the first V-8 since 1920. The new V-8 challenged the industry leading Ford V-8 for the first time ever. Chevrolet’s revolutionary new engine would become the springboard for a new generation of automotive enthusiasts.

Chevrolet’s overnights success could be attributed to a shift in image especially due to the new 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. The change in styling from 1954 to 1955 was huge. With the new 1955 Chevrolet convertible the company went from without style in appearance in 1954 to building an American automobile that was sportier and had a more distinctive styling.


1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

In the above advertisement claims made included – If you go for convertibles, this you’re going to love! Two-tone interiors are beautifully tailored in smart, durable vinyls. And they’re completely color-keyed to harmonize with exteriors – even down to the thick carpets on the floor! The power-operated top also complements the exterior color of your choice.


1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

The 1955 Chevrolet’s were the first automobiles in the low priced field to reflect the “Dream Car” influence of the General Motors Motoramas. This was especially true for the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.


1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

This $2200.00 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible shown above is decked out with all the new accessories. A similar car shown below paced the 1955 running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 30, 1955.



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1955 Chevrolet Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
1955 Chevrolet Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car