Jim's Chevrolet Parts

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

78,853 miles - V8 - $67,500.00


This car was last registered in 1997. It was stored on jack stands for most if not all of the next 20 years. The car was built in Oakland CA and sold new in Northern California. It has always been well taken care of and garaged. It still retains it's California Black Plates.

The owner of the car (he bought it in 1985) recently passed away and I am selling some of his collection for the family.
We removed the car from storage, carefully woke it up, serviced and replaced:

  • All 4 wheel cylinders, master cylinder, front brake shoes and all 3 rubber brake hoses
  • Installed a new fuel tank, fuel pump, and rebuilt the carb
  • Oiled the cylinders for a week prior to start-up, primed engine with fresh oil
  • Installed a new water pump prior to start-up and new plugs
  • Replaced the heater core and valve along with all hoses
  • Replaced the convertible top pump, cylinders and hoses
  • Replaced all wiring harnesses with new exact reproductions.
  • Then the car was very carefully and professionally cleaned, detailedand polished.


This car is a never rusted well loved 1955. It was repainted and the interior redone like original prior to the purchase in 1985. The paint is still very nice as is the interior and top. The underside of this car was never undercoated (typical of Oakland CA assembly plant). The underside shows that the car has never needed or had any rust repair or floor pan, rocker box, trunk floor, braces or tail pan replacement.


All of the body fits and lines are very nice, the doors click shut, the trunk and hood fits are very nice. The original trunk mat is still in place (it is a 1955 early production style mat). All gauges work as do all lights. The top goes up and down properly. The car runs and drives as good as it looks.


For more information, questions or to arrange a private inspection call 916.635.8790 or 916.947.3418 or view pictures below.