Mixing old with new... Modified '55 Chevy should turn heads at Mecum

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2015-06-26 12:22:31

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Mixing old with new... Modified '55 Chevy should turn heads at Mecum

This fully restored 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop automobile is a souped-up all-American classic

The classic automobiles are rolling in thick and fast for Mecum's upcoming Original Spring Classic Auction in Illinois, US, from May 17-22.

Starring alongside a 1970 Corvette LT1 billed as 'the most original in the world'is a much older Chevrolet: a 1955 Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop.

A fine example of what good research and a little bit of dedication can do, this Chevy boasts a complete frame-off body restoration.

Lovingly restored classic: the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop

According to Mecum's lot notes, "the builder of this arresting 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop began with carefully chosen components and [modifications] and finished off with expert execution and attention to detail."

The car is based on an all-steel Oakland California body and a customised Tri-Five Chevy frame with a Progressive front sub-frame.

Under the bonnet isa rebuilt and fully dressed GM 400/400 HP engine for motive power, and polished-and-coated C4 Corvette independent suspension and self-levelling

Under the hood:a rebuilt and fully dressed GM 400/400 HP engine

Alongside its new drive shaft, racks, ball joints, tie rods and universals, the car also has air-Ride springing "for a great ride."

With the above complemented by a new black paint job, new carpeting and a custom interior and trunk, is automotive label of love is sure to turn heads when auctions in two weeks.

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