Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.
Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air known as “Pro-Fusion”.
“During the build process, Perfection Auto in Quincy, Massachusetts replaced the quarter panels, rockers, and doors,” the listing states. “Paul Gamache of Gamache Rod & Custom Works custom-built a hood scoop and installed a Corvette grille, new inner fenders, and a radiator filler panel. Perfection Auto finished the bodywork and repainted the exterior in House of Kolor Brandywine Kandy. Features include a chrome front bumper, a chrome grille surround, deleted windshield wipers, Bel Air bodyside trim, a trunk-mounted parachute, and a modified rear end with a wheelie bar.”
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
It rides on 15″ x 4″ Radir Tri-Ribb front wheels and 15″ x 15″ Centerline Competition Series rear wheels.
The interior features a roll cage and Kirkey Racing Fabrication front bucket seats with racing harnesses. Diamond-quilted black vinyl from Carello Auto Upholstery covers the bucket seats, rear trim, and door panels. A Painless Wiring overhead console accommodates the ignition, start, fuel pump, water pump, and lights switches. The floors and interior roll cage are powder-coated silver.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air interior
Pro-Fusion is powered by a built, fuel-injected Camco Racing Engines big-block V8 that was bored and stroked to 540 cubic inches. The engine features a custom-ground COMP Cams camshaft, Callies Ultra I-beam connecting rods, JE Pistons 11.5:1 domed pistons, Brodix heads, and a Crower Magnum half-inch crankshaft.
The engine is paired to a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission featuring a floor-mounted Hurst Pistol-Grip Quarter Stick automatic shifter. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-inch ATI Treemaster torque converter, a custom driveshaft, and a nine-inch Strange Engineering Pro Iron center section with a spool and 4.30:1 gears.
It rides on a custom-built 4130 chrome-moly double-rail Pro Mod chassis certified to 6.50 and compliant with SFI 2.51E specifications. A manual Strange Engineering dual master cylinder, stainless steel lines, and Aerospace Components 11 ¾-inch vented front and 11 3/8-inch drilled rear discs with four-piston calipers help this custom Bel Air slow down.
A clear Massachusetts title from the selling dealer is included with the sale of this Chevrolet. The odometer reads 100 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.
This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air’s auction ends on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 12:40 p.m. (MST)
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