St. Louis Showroom
By 1955 Chevrolet was about to produce its 50 MILLIONTH vehicle! This is an astonishing number by any standard and from our research there was no other manufacturer at the time that was remotely close to that number. Allegedly roughly 5,000 Bel Air sedans were painted in this color. Unfortunately there is no registry or anything we have available to confirm.
There was a lot of fanfare and celebration surrounding the 50 millionth car including the production of a special paint code 689 Anniversary Harvest Gold! The body tag denotes this number and is present under the hood. The vehicle is equipped with a 265 V8 and appears to be an early model based on the remote oil filter. The engine is believed, but not proved to be original. The transmission is believed to be from a 1956 model. The seller have painstakingly loved this vehicle for their 6 year tenure and are unable to enjoy it quite the same as they used to!
The condition of the vehicle is quite impressive. The undercarriage and suspension components look to be painted/undercoated to prevent corrosion, and the drivability of the car is superb! It is very rare to see this level of detail and effort put into a family vehicle! The AC blew cold upon consignment along with working heat. Our seller took it upon himself to COUNT the number of bow ties on the vehicle for those who like exact numbers! The wheel covers have 8 bowties a piece, the body has 6, and the interior/dash has 1,100+! One might say this is a BOWtie event.
This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is offered by the St. Louis sales staff and can be seen in full detail on our website. Our listing all include 100+ HD photos and a detailed video! GatewayClassicCars.com
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