Chevrolet Bel Air Generation 2 265/180 Convertible 1955

Car producer : 

Chevrolet

Model:

Bel Air Generation 2 265/180 Convertible 1955

Year:

1955-1957

Type:

Cabriolet



For 1955, Chevrolet's full-size model received all new styling and power. It was called the "Hot One" in GM's advertising campaign. Chevrolet's styling was crisp, clean and incorporated a Ferrari-inspired grille. Bel Airs came with features found on cars in the lower models ranges plus interior carpet, chrome headliner bands on hardtops, chrome spears on front fenders, stainless steel window moldings, and full wheel covers. Models were further distinguished by the Bel Air name script in gold lettering later in the year. For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option, and the option of the 2 speed Powerglide automatic, or a standard three speed Synchro-Mesh manual transmission with optional overdrive. The new 265 cu in (4,340 cc) V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression, short stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various displacements for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162HP (121 kW), and the "Power Pack" option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180HP (130 kW). Later in the year, a "Super Power Pack" option added high-compression and a further 15HP (11 kW). "Idiot" lights replaced gauges for the generator and oil pressure. A new option for V8-equipped 1955 models was air conditioning, with outlets on each side of the dashboard; a heavy-duty generator was included on cars equipped with this option.

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