1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible – Stored for 25 years

Here's an interesting car. One of ELEVEN Chevrolet convertibles that turned up in a in a Puerto Rico collection having been stored for 25 years - A 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

With just under 70,000 miles on the odometer this would make a wonderful full restoration candidate.

The power top doesn't currently work but that is hardly a surprise if it's been standing for a long time. Would you fully restore this lovely Bel Air or enjoy it as a fun 'driver' car?

1955 Chevy Convertible rear view

Rear view

While the exterior of the car has received a repaint (just once in its lifetime), the interior is all-original.

Convertibles had all vinyl interiors. This one in blue / ivory is showing some signs of wear but doesn't look bad for its age.

1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible Interior

Two-tone all vinyl interior

Under the hood is the  original 265 cubic inch V8 which is paired with a 3-speed manual transmission (3-on-a-tree). 

1955 Chevrolet 265 V8

265 V8 engine

Chevrolet produced 41,292 of these Bel Air convertibles for the 1955 model year. The base price with the V8 installed here would have been $2,305.

The original owner of this convertible also opted for a Deluxe push-button AM radio costing $65.

So, having now seen the light of day for the first time in two and a half decades this beautiful Bel Air Convertible is ready to be enjoyed and loved by someone new. Could it be you?

This Chevy is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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