1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Series – In 1955 the all new V-8 powered Chevrolet Bel Air convertible led the starting lap at the Indianapolis 500 and that same year a new generation of buyers went into their Chevy showrooms.
The Chevrolet Bel Air was the top of the line model for 1955. Automotive magazines noted that the Chevy Belair would be the most sought after and predicated that 1955 would be a bench mark year for General Motors and Chevrolet.
The five stunning new models in the Bel Air series included a two door sedan, four door sedan, two door Sport Coupe, Convertible and Beauville Station Wagon.
1955 Chevrolet advertising included statements like notice Chevrolet’s superb new Show Car styling and called attention to the Sweep Sight Windshield and its massive new grille.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan and 4 door Sedan
There were lots of changes in the 1955 Chevy body design. The most unique feature of the new 1955 Chevy body styles was their low profile and upright windshield pillars. The hood and trunk lids were 3 1/2 inches lower than the year before and the shape of the fenders gave ’55 Chevrolet a sense of quickness. The wheelbase was unchanged from 1954 but the new body style gave the appearance of much greater length. Brand new among the 16 1955 Chevrolet body styles are two door station wagons.
1955 Chevrolet Belair Sport Coupe, Convertible and Beauville
New Bel Air fabrics had a rich look of custom quality, Smart straw patterned cloth is trimmed in vinyl and matched to bright new exterior colors. Advertising claimed more shoulder room, more hat room and more hip room.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom
1955 Chevrolet Hood Bird