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Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1955 Chevy Bel Air Two-Door Coupe


A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesday, we often share a notable parking lot find—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

1955 Chevy Bel Air Custom with American Flag

(Image/Paul Sakalas – OnAllCylinders)


1955-57 Chevrolet passenger cars have many nicknames. Whether you call them Tri-Fives, Shoeboxes, or simply refer to them by year, no car model captures the spirit of the high-flying 1950s better than these classic Chevys. In addition to being the car that helped introduce gearheads to the now-ubiquitous Small Block Chevy V8, the 1955 Chevy ushered in a new era of automobile styling that influenced nearly every facet of modern design moving forward.

It was easy to spot this slick Shoebox in the Summit Racing parking lot. It’s wearing paint similar to Chevy’s original Regal Turquoise/India Ivory 2-tone scheme, and it features a few understated custom touches. The hood ornament has been removed, the emblems have been shaved, and it’s sporting a nice set of Cragar S/S wheels. Inside we found a vintage-style spoked steering wheel, some aftermarket gauges, and a Hurst T-handle shifter attached to a manual transmission.

It’s a very nicely customized 1955 Chevy Bel Air—and we wanted you to see it.

1955 Chevy Bel Air Front Low

1955 Chevy Bel Air Custom Passenger Side

1955 Chevy Bel Air Interior

1955 Chevy Bel Air Rear

1955 Chevy Bel Air Custom Driver Side

1955 Chevy Bel Air Front High

Photos by OnAllCylinders’ Paul Sakalas.

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