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.
This next car is our feature for Memorial Day…because I’ve got some tri tip in the sous vide pot and nothing to do for the next 4 hours…so time to share something that is red-white-and-blue to the bone. Find this 1955 Plymouth Savoy Coupe offered for $2500 in Belmont, MA via craigslist. Tip from Bill. From […]
In 1955 Ford introduced a new stylish full sized sedan to keep up with Chevrolet’s fast selling Bel Air, but it was mostly similar to the 1952 Ford under the skin. The base engine was the Mileage Maker 6, but you could pay a few more bucks to get a V8 — however, today’s example […]
In the 1950s Ford exported Customline convertible chassis to Australia where they were reworked by the madmen down under and turned into Ford Mainline Utes. The Mainline Ute was sold starting in 1952 and was only canceled in 1959 when the new Falcon Ute became available. However, the old Mainline is a classic by every […]
Someone took a ’55 Ford Station Wagon and what appears to have been a ’55 Crown Victoria and moved the roofline forward to create a Ranchero from a ’55 (First factory Ranchero’s appeared in 1957). The end product gives lots of load space under the rear deck (notice added hinge towards front) and the car […]