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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air “Pro-Fusion”

Powered by a built, fuel-injected Camco Racing Engines 540ci V8

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air known as “Pro-Fusion”.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

“During the build process, Perfection Auto in Quincy, Massachusetts replaced the quarter panels, rockers, and doors,” the listing states. “Paul Gamache of Gamache Rod & Custom Works custom-built a hood scoop and installed a Corvette grille, new inner fenders, and a radiator filler panel. Perfection Auto finished the bodywork and repainted the exterior in House of Kolor Brandywine Kandy. Features include a chrome front bumper, a chrome grille surround, deleted windshield wipers, Bel Air bodyside trim, a trunk-mounted parachute, and a modified rear end with a wheelie bar.” 

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

It rides on 15″ x 4″ Radir Tri-Ribb front wheels and 15″ x 15″ Centerline Competition Series rear wheels.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

The interior features a roll cage and Kirkey Racing Fabrication front bucket seats with racing harnesses. Diamond-quilted black vinyl from Carello Auto Upholstery covers the bucket seats, rear trim, and door panels. A Painless Wiring overhead console accommodates the ignition, start, fuel pump, water pump, and lights switches. The floors and interior roll cage are powder-coated silver.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air interior

Pro-Fusion is powered by a built, fuel-injected Camco Racing Engines big-block V8 that was bored and stroked to 540 cubic inches. The engine features a custom-ground COMP Cams camshaft, Callies Ultra I-beam connecting rods, JE Pistons 11.5:1 domed pistons, Brodix heads, and a Crower Magnum half-inch crankshaft.

Fuel-injected 540ci V8 engine
Fuel-injected 540ci V8 engine

The engine is paired to a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission featuring a floor-mounted Hurst Pistol-Grip Quarter Stick automatic shifter. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-inch ATI Treemaster torque converter, a custom driveshaft, and a nine-inch Strange Engineering Pro Iron center section with a spool and 4.30:1 gears.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

It rides on a custom-built 4130 chrome-moly double-rail Pro Mod chassis certified to 6.50 and compliant with SFI 2.51E specifications. A manual Strange Engineering dual master cylinder, stainless steel lines, and Aerospace Components 11 ¾-inch vented front and 11 3/8-inch drilled rear discs with four-piston calipers help this custom Bel Air slow down.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

A clear Massachusetts title from the selling dealer is included with the sale of this Chevrolet. The odometer reads 100 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air’s auction ends on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 12:40 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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