The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 147
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
$61,600 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
180 hp, 265 cu. in. V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, independent front suspension with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.
Finished in the correct paint code of 610, this two-tone Skyline Blue over Glacier Blue convertible is a perfect example of the popular Bel Air. It has been restored to high standards with exhibition in mind; the entire exterior has few blemishes, and the passenger area is as neat as a pin, with proper carpets, a factory AM radio, and new or restored trim and components. The blue top and back window are like new. Under the hood, the engine bay appears very correct, with GM hoses, vintage clamps, and proper colors on every part. Similarly, the underbody is very clean, with great attention paid to using correct colors and finishes. This is a seldom seen color combination on a well-restored Bel Air that needs little to win awards.