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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

The “all new” ’55 Chevy was offered with “Motoramic” styling, improved handling and a new V8 that sizzled. New from the ground up, the ’55 Chevy was much inspired by Clare Mackichan, Harry Barr and Edward Cole. Touting a “Turbo Fire” V8 block with new state of the art features that included a new innovative block casting technique, tougher forged steel crankshaft, lightweight aluminum pistons, lightweight independent rocker arms and short-stroke cylinder dimensions, all available with dual exhausts and four barrel carburetors to boost the hp even more. Chevrolet matched smooth handling with it’s new performance by modifying the chassis to be longer, and added wider rear springs riding outside the frame rails, diagonally mounted shock absorbers to match, and an improved “Glide Ride” suspension with coil springs, unequal-length a-arms, and new “spherical joint” (ball joint) geometry. Boasting all this, new beauty and much more, America went wild for the new 1955 Chevrolet 150, 210 and Bel Air.

 

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Bel Air Series - 6-cyl
2403 55-1019D 4 dr Sedan - 6P $1,932 3,200 lbs 345,372*
2402 55-1011D 2 dr Sedan - 6P $1,668 3,155 lbs 168,313*
2454 55-1037D 2 dr Hardtop - 6P $2,067 3,195 lbs 185,562*
2434 55-1067D 2 dr Convertible - 5P $2,206 3,315 lbs 41,292*
2429 55-1064DF 2 dr Nomad Station Wagon $2,472 3,300 lbs 6,103*
2409 55-1062DF 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,262 3,385 lbs 2,313*
Bel Air Series - V8
2403 55-1019D 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,031 3,170 lbs 345,372*
2402 55-1011D 2 dr Sedan - 6P $1,987 3,125 lbs 168,313*
2454 55-1037D 2 dr Hardtop - 6P $2,166 3,165 lbs 185,562*
2434 55-1067D 2 dr Convertible - 5P $2,305 3,285 lbs 41,292*
2429 55-1064DF 2 dr Nomad Station Wagon $2,571 3,270 lbs 6,103*
2409 55-1062DF 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,361 3,355 lbs 2,313*

* Total production includes both 6-cylinder and V8 combined

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair and on the driver-side door post on Corvette). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.

First Symbol - Engine Type
V - V-8 Six Cylinder Vehicles Did Not Have A Letter
Second Symbol - Model
A - 150 D - Sedan Delivery
B - 210 E - Corvette
C - Bel Air  
Third & Fourth Symbol - Model Year
53 - 1953 54 - 1954 55 - 1955 56 - 1956
Fifth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (T) Tarrytown, New York
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

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