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1955 Chevy Parts

In 1955 Chevrolet was transformed with a ground up redesign that replaced dull dependability with stylish sizzle. The dependable six cylinder engine, the wheelbase and series names, 150, 210 and Belair, were about the only things that carried over from the previous year. Big improvements for 1955 included brakes, handling, steering and interior room, and new were the 265 cubic inch V8 and the Belair Nomad. Chevy had gone from producing a dull family car to a distinctive and sporty young man’s car. The new engines were probably the most important feature for the 1955 model and in fact, it was the most changed Chevy since World War II. Both of these facts as well as the young public appeal helped earn the 1955 Chevrolet the nickname “The Hot One”. Models available ranged from 2 to 4 door, sedan, hardtop, station wagon, coupe and convertible. Solid as well as two tone colors were available for the 1955 Chevrolet with the upper fenders, roof and rear deck painted one shade and a chrome strip molding separating the body side color. Some of the best looking two tone colors were on the 210’s and Belair’s. Chevrolet produced a record number of cars and trucks in 1955 which accounted for a quarter of all car and truck sales in the United States. The 1955 Chevy had a classic simplicity of design that was a great success.