1955 Chevy Bel-Air: Coral Over Gray And Rust


This Chevy is listed on craigslist in Buchanan, NY. It’s been hidden away for 35 years. The seller only provided a few pictures, but they certainly make it look incredible. Are those rust spots on the paint though? If they are, I wonder what does the rest of the car looks like? The asking of $18,500 is a lot of money for a 4 door, but perhaps if it’s really this nice it might be worth it. Or, of course it could have a lot of rust hiding underneath. So do you think this one is worth a closer look?


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  1. DENIS

    Seems like a lotta $$ for a 6 cyl, 4 dr, but I guess there’s a seat for every ass. Would be very surprised if it came close to that #…

  2. Ed P

    That is a lot of money for an add with so little pictures. The colors are very period correct. If the seller wants top dollar, he needs a top flight add.

  3. Ed

    Heater not hooked up. Thanks for revealing that. I am assuming that is a 235… not a 123. If I really wanted it I might pay 12,500. 18 is out of the question. .

  4. bonneville 64

    some what surprised it is a radio delete car. With the sun visor, traffic light viewer, the additional chrome “hockey sticks” from the front wheel well to the back, and a few other chrome garnishments seems to me that the original buyer would have sprung $30 or so dollars for the manual tune AM radio. It is a pretty nice car, that can be used by a family that wants to get into the old car hobby. personally I would be offering in the 9-11K range for it. V-8, radio and a 2 door hardtop I would consider the $18K asking price.

  5. charlie Member

    My father bought a ’56 Chevy 4 door new, radio delete, despite my 15 year old’s protest. “Would you rather we kept the ’50 Studebaker for another few years?” he asked. I gave up. The Studie, the cheapest Champion, was a DOG. So whoever bought this new was a kindred spirit of my father’s, radios did not belong in cars.

  6. tom

    nice car would pay $10000.00 to $12000.00 for it

  7. Rocco Member

    2 too many doors

  8. Paul B

    Someone explain to me the door thing. What is it all about? I am hearing it all the time these days. This is a beautiful 4-door, very evocative of its era. I’d love it. Manual transmission too instead of the Powerglide. Cool car, even if I’m not a Chevy guy. We used to see a lot of these around. Someone will have a very nice driver in absolutely awesome colors.

  9. charlie Member

    The 4 door “hardtops” of the mid l950’s, including the station wagons, were very attractive, to me, unlike the 4 door sedans with the posts. There was no ’55 Chevy but there was a ’56 and a ’57, 4 door hardtop, and the 57 Buick hardtop and even the hardtop wagon were the best of the lot. I campaigned for my father to buy a ’56 Bel Aire 4 door hardtop, or a Nomad wagon, (he was going to buy a Chevy,) I feared a ’56 Studebaker 4 door, a really unattractive body style, but he bought the relatively mundane 4 door Chevy 210 sedan, which eventually just wore out after 14 years in New England.

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