1955 Chevrolet Bel Air



The 1955 Bel Air was all new and offered "Motoramic" styling, improved handling, and a new V8.

The 1955 Bel Air was all new and offered "Motoramic" styling, improved handling, and a new V8.

To deliver smooth V8 power much was changed for the chassis and suspension like a longer chassis, wider rear springs, diagonally mounted shock absorbers, and improved "Glide Ride" suspension with coil springs, unequal length a-arms, and new "spherical join" geometry.

America went wild over the new beauty and sophistication of the Bel Air and production numbers reflected that.

Production Numbers

2-DR Sedan 168,313
4-DR Sedan 345,372
Convertible Coupe 41,292
Hardtop Coupe 185,562
4-DR Beauville Wagon 24,313
2-DR Nomad Wagon 8,386
Total Production 773,238

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60
I6 235.5ci 1x1bbl 123 -
V8 265ci 1x2bbl 162 -
V8 265ci 1x4bbl 180 12.9 sec


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Auto

Paint & Colors


Seamist Green
Neptune Green
Skyline Blue
Glacier Blue
Copper Maroon
Shoreline Biege
Autumn Bronze
Indian Ivory
Shadow Grey
Gypsy Red
Regal Turquoise
Harvest Gold

OEM Brochures

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