AutoHunter Spotlight: 1955 Chevy Bel Air with 383 stroker V8

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

The AutoHunter Spotlight is on a red and white 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air that received a frame on restoration in 2019. The car is powered by a 383cid stroked V8 rated at 520 horsepower and mated to a Muncie 4-speed manual gearbox. 

The seller acquired this Bel Air from the original owner in 1970. During its restoration, the body was stripped to bare metal and repainted in a red and white by La Best Auto Body and Collision in Tujunga, California.

1955 Bel Air interior

Inside the Bel Air, you’ll find new black vinyl covers with outlined Chevy emblems. The door panels are upholstered in red and black vinyl.

Featured on the dash are “Bel Era” Danchuk gauges that replaced the factory instruments, as well as an AM radio and analog clock. The odometer shows 2,185 miles, those added after the restoration.

The engine has a Holley 4-barrel 650cfm carburetor, Edelbrock performance upgrades including an aluminum radiator, valve covers and a dual-snorkel air intake.

Watch the video below to hear the engine run: reports the average sales price for 1955 Bel Airs in the past year is $59,010, with the lowest sale coming in at $12,100 and the highest at $173,250.

This graph shows the average sales of 1954 Bel Airs over 5 years, which averages to about $57,564 | Photo and data from

The auction for this 1955 Bel Air ends March 8 at 11:30 a.m. MST.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing to find further information and gallery of photos. 

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