The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a classic American car that was produced by Chevrolet in 1955. It was a full-size car that was offered in a range of body styles, including a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, and 2-door convertible. The Bel Air was powered by a 3.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine or a 4.3-liter V8 engine, and it was available with a manual or automatic transmission. It featured a sleek, modern design with signature chrome accents and a distinctive grille.
After 17 years of neglect, it was finally time to give my 1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 door sedan a much-needed wash. This car was my first Tri-Five Chevy that I bought in 1983 when I was still in high school. It had been a show car, a drag car, and even served as a family hot rod. We had even driven it in our wedding!
For over 14 years, the car sat in the garage under a car cover and tarp, waiting for its time to shine again. It remained there while my son built his ’71 Nova and the family raced Jr. Dragsters, built a home, and battled cancer for 7 long years.
It was painful to see the car in such a state of neglect, but life has a way of taking over, and the car was pushed aside. However, as I stood there with the hose in my hand, ready to give it a long-overdue wash, I was filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation.
As the water hit the car’s surface, it was evident that the car had suffered from years of disuse. The once gleaming paint was now faded, dull, and covered in dirt and grime. The chrome was rusted and pitted, and the interior was filled with spider webs and dust.
Despite the car’s current condition, memories of the past flooded back as I washed it. I remembered the good times we had in the car, from the shows we attended to the races we won. I could almost feel the excitement of driving the car down the street, the wind blowing through my hair.
This wash was just the beginning of the journey to bring the car back to its former glory. We have a long road ahead of us, but the excitement of what lies ahead is worth it. We plan to restore the car to its former beauty, and most importantly, enjoy it once again.
The journey ahead won’t be easy, but with hard work and dedication, we know we can bring this beloved car back to life. Stay tuned for more updates as we bring this 1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 door sedan back to its former glory!