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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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Chassis/VINC55F137080
Mileage38,332 Miles
Engine265 cu-in V8
TransmissionAutomatic

Description

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

Nineteen-fifty-five marked a major milestone for Chevrolet. The model range featured an improved chassis and stunning styling that would have been enough to make history, but the engineers at Ed Cole's team went further. The model range was available with a standard 150 cu-in inline-six engine or an optional 265 cu-in V8 engine, an even more potent option available for those wanting an even sportier offering. The engineering department, with the aid of Zora Arkus-Duntov, introduced one of the first overhead-valve V8s into their entry-level class of cars, which the marketing department called the "Turbo-Fire V8.” This revolutionary 265 cu-in V8 engine gave the passenger-car line a new breath of sporting life and can be seen as the starting point for decades of V8 engine development at General Motors, continuing through the current generation of LS engines.

Jerry Ferguson, a member of the United States Navy and a co-founder of Biomet Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of musculoskeletal orthopedic implants and products, was known for his entrepreneurial drive and generosity. He was also an enthusiast of all things 1950s, from music to automobiles. Pursuing his love affair with the automobile, in 1984 Ferguson established the Classic Car Centre of Warsaw, Indiana, a company dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of mid-century American Classics. In operation until his return to Biomet in 1993, today Hagerty Marketplace is proud to offer The Ferguson Collection, comprising the long-hidden remaining inventory and personal collection of Jerry Ferguson.

Highlights

  • Offered from The Ferguson Collection

  • Desirably equipped with the top-of-the-line 265 cu-in V8 with a two-barrel carburetor mated to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission

  • Finished in Onyx Black over a Red and Ivory interior with red Daytona weave carpeting

  • Equipped with a Continental Kit

  • Stylishly equipped with 15 inch wheels with wire wheel covers and Firestone Deluxe Champion whitewall tires

  • The recipient of an older body off restoration with a painted undercarriage

  • Reported to be a nicely presented example of the iconic Bel Air Convertible

  • Available for the first time in 34 years

  • Please note that while the five-digit odometer displays just over 38,000 miles, the true mileage is unknown

Features

  • Power steering

  • Power brakes

  • Power seat

  • AM radio

  • Clock

  • Windshield washer squirters

  • Electric windshield wipers 

  • Dual-side view mirrors

  • Fender-mounted antenna

  • Fender skirts

  • Grille guard

  • Chrome exhaust tips

  • Rocker moldings with fender trim

  • Door handle and gas filler fingernail guards

Known Imperfections

  • Please note that all of the lots in The Ferguson Collection are offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years.  As a result, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.

  • Older restoration, which has aged gracefully

Included

  • Top boot cover

  • Partial service records

  • Ownership documents

Ownership History

This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible was acquired by The Ferguson Collection a remarkable 34 years ago in 1989.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle

Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email: donnie.gould@broadarrowgroup.com

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Auction Sold

Sold

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  • Ended
    Tue, Dec 05, 2023
    8:50 pm UTC
  • BidsUser
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  • ViewsEye outline21,291
  • LocationPin outlineLeesburg, Indiana

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