Far more agile in appearance than it’s 1954 Chevrolet predecessor the 1955 Chevrolet range presented radical design and option changes including the intro of the first small block V8 and a 12 volt electrical system.
There is so much to support the popularity of the 5-6-7 Chevrolets: The ’55 was the first V8 available in a Chevrolet since 1918 and it had so many luxury options it was nick-named ‘Chevy’s Cadillac’ at the time.
Options included: air conditioning, heating, power steering, power windows, power seating, and power brakes. In body styles, you could choose a four door, two door with a center pillar, or a two door with no center pillar, also known as the hardtop. A convertible was available and a rare and futuristic two door station wagon, the Chevrolet Nomad, was available as an upmarket station sedan.
The 1955 Chevrolet introduced flat sides with much lower profiles giving weight savings.
This 1955 Chevrolet convertible Bel Air has been tastefully retrofitted with modern appointments but still retains the original appearance of the original ’55 Chevy Bel Air.
Gotta love the 5-6-7 Chevys! Which is your favorite 5-6-7?