Custom Search
logo
The online car show dedicated to American-made iron: old skool, new school, and no school
Home Join Login Member cars Games Calculators Tips

Mario's Tribute to the 1955 Chevrolet

The Hot One

1 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2 DOOR HARDTOP

2 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2 DOOR HARDTOP

3 1955 Chevy 265cid V8 162hp with 2-barrel carburetor

4 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2 DOOR HARDTOP

5 1955 Chevy 150 2dr post

6 1955 Chevy 150 2dr post

7 1955 Chevy 350ci crate engine with a polished Weiand supercharger

8 1955 Chevy 150 2dr post

9 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR HT

10 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR HT

11 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR HT 265CI V8

12 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR HT

13 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

14 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

15 1955 CHEVROLET 265ci 180hp 8-cyl 4-bbl dual exhaust power pack

16 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

17 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

18 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE with Continental Wheel and skirts

19 1955 CHEVY 265 CI V8 180 HP 4-barrel carb

20 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

21 1955 CHEVROLET 150 4-DOOR SEDAN

22 1955 CHEVROLET 150 4-DOOR SEDAN

23 1955 CHEVY 265 CI V8 180 HP 4-barrel carb

24 1955 CHEVROLET 150 4-DOOR SEDAN

25 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

26 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE. Note no V8 under the taillight because this has a 6 cyl engine.

27 1955 CHEVROLET 235ci Blue Flame 1 bbl auto 136hp Stovebolt Inline 6-cyl engine

28 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE

29 1955 CHEVROLET 210 CUSTOM WAGON

30 1955 CHEVROLET 210 CUSTOM WAGON

31 1955 CHEVROLET 210 400cid Reichert Racing 540hp

32 1955 CHEVROLET 210 CUSTOM WAGON with roll bar cage.

33 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON

34 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON

35 1955 CHEVY NOMAD 265cid V8 Power Pack 180hp Rochester 4-bbl carb

36 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON

37 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4-DOOR WAGON

38 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4-DOOR WAGON

39 1955 CHEVROLET 265ci V8 180hp 4 BBL

40 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4-DOOR WAGON

41 1955 CHEVROLET 210 CUSTOM SEDAN

42 1955 CHEVROLET 210 CUSTOM SEDAN

43 1955 CHEVY 427ci LSX Pro Charger power plant

44 1955 CHEVY Turbo 400 auto trans with a Gear Vendors overdrive unit and fully customized interior

45 1955 CHEVY Max-G Art Morrison chassis. Sold at auction in 2019 for $255,200

46 1955 CHEVY appeared in Hot Rod magazine. They said on their cover, the World's Baldest 55.

47 1955 Chevy Ad

48 1955 Chevy Ad

49 1955 Chevy Ad

50 1955 Chevy Ad

51 1955 Chevy Ad

52 1955 Chevy Ad

53 1955 Chevy Ad

54 1955 Chevy Ad

55 1955 Chevy Ad

56 1955 Chevy Ad

57 1955 Chevy Ad

58 1955 Chevy Ad

59 1955 Chevy Ad

60 1955 Chevy Ad

61 1955 Chevy Ad

62 1955 Chevy Ad

63 1955 Chevy 50 Millionth General Motors Car in Gold Paint

64 1955 Chevy Bel Air On Parade as 50 Millionth GM car

65 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible 1955 Indy 500 Pace Car

66 1955 Chevy Bel Air Indy 500 Pace Car with singer Dinah Shore

67 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

68 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

69 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

70 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

71 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

72 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

73 1955 Chevy Car Dealer

74 1955 Chevy Convertible at Car Show and yours truly

75 1955 Chevy Convertible at Car Show

76 1955 Chevy Convertible at Car Show

77 1955 Chevy 2 dr sedan at Car Show

78 1955 Chevy 2 dr sedan at Car Show

79 1955 Chevy 2 dr HT at Car Show

80 1955 2 dr HT at Chevy Car Show

81 1955 Chevy 4 dr sedan at Car Show

82 1955 Chevy 2 dr HT at Car Show

83 1955 Chevy Convertible at Car Show

84 1955 Chevy 2 dr HT at Car Show

85 1955 Chevy 4 dr sedan at Car Show

86 1955 Chevy Car Show

87 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon at Car Show

88 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon at Car Show

89 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

90 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

91 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

92 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

93 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

94 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

95 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

96 1955 Chevy Drag Racing

97 American Graffiti movie at Mel's Diner 55 Chevy and 32 Ford

98 Movie cars on display at the Gilmore Car Museum, MI

99 1955 Chevy and 1932 Ford Coupe

100 Ready to Race. Who will win?


Video and audio clips

1955 Chevy TV Commercial


1955 Chevy Nomad


1955 Chevy Bel Air Commercial


1955 Chevy TV Commercials


1955 Chevy Assembly Line


1955 Chevy Bel Air at GM Motorama


American Graffiti Drag Race Movie Clip



Related

More Cars of the 1950s
More Chevy Coverage

153 car nuts gave this a thumbs-up. Do you? Thumbs-up


Comments

Mario on Jul 18, 2023 said:

The all-new 1955 Chevrolet! The Bel Air received new, revamped styling in 1955. It was called the "Hot One" in GM's advertising campaign.

For 1955 Chevrolets gained a new V8 engine option. The 265ci V8 featured a modern, overhead valve, high compression ratio, short stroke design. It was so good it remained in production in various displacements for many decades.

The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162hp. The Power Pack option featured a four-barrel carburetor, dual exhausts, yielding 180hp. The 50 Millionth General Motors car built was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air and celebrated with a Gold-Plated addition at the 1955 GM Motorama.

The 1955 Chevy was the Official Pace Car for the Indy 500 race on May 30, 1955, and was the First year of the famous Tri Five Chevy’s (55-57). It was also the Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1955.

1955 Chevrolets produced: 1,704,667 for 1st Place. Ford was second with 1,451,157. Enjoy the Race clip from American Graffiti! Mario

[Reply to this comment]

57timemachine on Jul 18, 2023 said:

Mario, another great topic. As far as I am concerned the 1955 Chevrolet is the ultimate automotive icon, bar none. No other car has made as great an impact to this day. This car brought Chevrolet to even far greater greatness. The 265 V-8 was a ground breaking engine on so many levels and is still with us today. How many other cars and engines can make that claim today, I venture a guess that there is no other. The car was beautiful from any and all angles then and still is today. All hail the 1955 Chevrolet, few cars should be so lucky. I am proud to say I had one, a 1955 210 (Del Ray club coupe). From 1978 to 1980. Cheers.

[Reply to this comment]

Mario on Jul 19, 2023 said:

Yes George if I had to pick One car that made the biggest impact in our Automobile History I would surely pick the 1955 Chevy. It was simple yet classy in form, well optioned with the newest and best small block engine ever made. The First of the Tri-Fives and in my opinion the Best.

I never got to own one but many of my friends have and I would have a hard time picking one of the many two tone color combos that it came in!

Three cheers for the Hot One! Mario

[Reply to this comment]


[Login] or


Direct link: