The Tri-Five Chevy legacy began with the development of the
completely redesigned 1955 Chevy, available in 150, 210, and high-end Bel Air
trim levels. The crown jewel of the Tri-Fives was the brand-new 265ci V8 engine
with OHV high- compression, short stroke design, bolted into a rear wheel drive
chassis. 1955 also marked the year that Chevy adopted the “shoebox” styling of their
cars. Gone were the rounded, bulbous hood and side panels of previous years.
Instead, flatter and sleeker lines swept the full length of the car inching
towards the tailfin styling seen in GM’s Cadillac brand.
Auto World has replicated this 1955 Chevy Bel Air
convertible in factory-matched Coral and Shadow Gray two-tone paint. This was
one of 23 available two-tone options in 1955!