Slice of Americana: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

The second generation Chevrolet Bel Air (1955-1957) is so recognizable that it deserves its own spot on the Mount Rushmore of the automotive world. It reminds us of a time when Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley were in their prime and most American families could afford a car to take advantage of the newly constructed interstate highway system. When I see this next car, I just want to take off with the family for places unknown…no navigation, no waze, no cellphones…just a car, a map, and time. Find this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air offered for $8,500 in Monterey, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1955 chevy belair
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1955 Chevy Belair *FULLY RESTORED IN 2002 *CA CAR


For sale is a 1955 Chevy Bel Air sedan. This car was bought in 2002 fully restored. Shortly after it was bought the previous owner got sick and the beliar sat for quite a long time. It’s currently in the condition you see, the engine was rebuilt but has not been started in over 10 years. I have not tried starting it so it is currently NOT RUNNING. It has the original straight 6 with three speed column shift. The interior is in great shape! This is a CA black plate car, there is no rust on the car except for on the roof area. The floors, pans,trunk and body are rust free! The car comes with a bunch of extra trim and chrome pieces. It had the same owner for over 20 years. CA title in hand. I have photos of the car when it was restored, it was stunning, and it’s a shame it sat for so long! Please check out the video for details.
I am located at 2240 Del Monte Ave Monterey, 93940.

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