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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1955 Chevy Bel Air with 383 stroker V8

Restored red and white sedan with 383 stroked V8 up for auction


The AutoHunter Spotlight is on a red and white 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air that received a frame on restoration in 2019. The car is powered by a 383cid stroked V8 rated at 520 horsepower and mated to a Muncie 4-speed manual gearbox. 

The seller acquired this Bel Air from the original owner in 1970. During its restoration, the body was stripped to bare metal and repainted in a red and white by La Best Auto Body and Collision in Tujunga, California.

1955 Bel Air interior

Inside the Bel Air, you’ll find new black vinyl covers with outlined Chevy emblems. The door panels are upholstered in red and black vinyl.

Featured on the dash are “Bel Era” Danchuk gauges that replaced the factory instruments, as well as an AM radio and analog clock. The odometer shows 2,185 miles, those added after the restoration.

The engine has a Holley 4-barrel 650cfm carburetor, Edelbrock performance upgrades including an aluminum radiator, valve covers and a dual-snorkel air intake.

Watch the video below to hear the engine run:

Classic.com reports the average sales price for 1955 Bel Airs in the past year is $59,010, with the lowest sale coming in at $12,100 and the highest at $173,250.

Bel Air, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1955 Chevy Bel Air with 383 stroker V8, ClassicCars.com Journal
This Classic.com graph shows the average sales of 1954 Bel Airs over 5 years, which averages to about $57,564 | Photo and data from Classic.com

The auction for this 1955 Bel Air ends March 8 at 11:30 a.m. MST.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing to find further information and gallery of photos. 

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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