Smoky Mountain Traders
2520 S Carver Rd
Maryville , Tennessee
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865 988 8088
Up for sale we have a 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. This car was frame off restored and is easily one of the nicest convertibles on the market, and it has the hardware to prove it. In 2006, it was a Senior AACA National winner and in 2008 it was an AACA Grand National First Prize Winner. In the paragraphs to follow we will give a brief description of the exterior, interior, and heartbeat of the Chevy, but first we would like to tell you a little about us.
Smoky Mountain Traders is a classic car dealer in east Tennessee. We are family owned, operated, and own our entire inventory, no consignments, and only deal in muscle cars and vintage auto. You can count on us to have 70 to 80 cars at all times. We don't have a big show room that our customers would otherwise pay for. So, that's how we can sell for less than other dealers. To contact us for more information, pictures, or any questions call our office at (865)988-8088 or visit our SmokyMountainTraders website.
We will start off with the exterior of this Bel Air. Down the sides are laser straight with both doors, hood, and trunk all having a phenomenal fit, and all the gaps are excellent. This '55 is done in the Shoreline Beige and Gypsy Red two tone paint scheme which is the factory combination. The paint has a gorgeous finish that's been buffed and polished to a deep rich shine that's slick as a ribbon. The convertible top is done in tan and was replaced at the time of the restoration. Also, it's a Power Top that had the pump and cylinders redone. All the chrome is in like new condition, and it even sports the continental kit. The stainless is also all in excellent condition. Looking at the glass it appears to have bene replaced and is like new along with the seals, gaskets, and weather stripping. To finish off the look it's sitting on a set of factory style 15" Steel wheels with Wide White Tires and Full-Size Caps.
Next, we will move to the interior of this Convertible. On the inside, it's done in the Red and Beige two-tone scheme which is also the factory color combination. The seat covers were replaced and all the padding seems to have been replaced as well. Matching door panels also appear replaced and are still like new. The carpet was also installed new and remains in excellent condition. Looking at the dash it's painted in body color and looks phenomenal. All the gauges are working along with the in-dash lights and signals. This Bel Air retains the factory style radio that is working along with the horn. In the trunk, all the jams look great along with the weather stripping, and it also has the trunk mat and bumper jack.
Finally, we will get to the heartbeat of this Chevrolet. Under the hood it's powered by '55 model 265 that's set up with the '55 model Four Barrel Intake that has the factory style Rochester Carb. You'll also notice the rare early model four-barrel Round Air Cleaner as well as the Intake Mounted Oil Canister. The 265 is mated to the Power Glide Transmission and Stock Style Rear End with 3.55 gears. For exhaust, it has manifolds with what looks like original style dual exhaust. This Bel Air comes with Power Steering, Power Brakes, and electric wipers. The brakes lines were replaced along with the fuel lines and gas tank. The front end was also rebuilt from the ball joints to the bushings. When it was taken off the frame for restoration the frame was detailed in black, and the floors were done in red oxide and then the body color was sprayed under the sides to give it that factory look. When set back on the frame new bushings were installed.
If we can help you in any way with questions or a specific picture, you can call our office at (865)988-8088. Or feel free to call Daniel at (423) 807 0600, Devvin at (865) 256 2366, or you can e-mail us at [email protected]