1955 Chevrolet

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Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet of Stockholm, Sweden. Arne's Chevrolet was restyled in the 1960s. This is how it appeared at the 1966 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet of Columbia, Connecticut. The car was supposedly restyled in 1958, but the original owner and builder are unknown. Barry bought the old custom from Red McCormick of East Hartford, Connecticut in the early 1980s. He restored and restyled it further before he sold it in 1984.
Bill Sharpe's 1955 Chevrolet of Lynwood, California. Bill was a founding member and the first President of the Tridents of Southern California car club, and his Chevrolet was restyled in the late 1950s. The car was named "Dracula."
Bob Dance's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, of California.
Dave Paul's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The car was built in Denver. Paul bought it in 1978.
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet truck, the Kopper Kart, was built as a promotion vehicle for Barris Kustoms of Lynwood, California. The build was completed in 1957.
George Pillion's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible of Whippany, New Jersey as it appeared in 1960. George's Chevrolet, known as The Sportsman, was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop.
Gerald Zielinski's 1955 Chevrolet of St. Louis, Missouri. Gerald was a member of the Road Angels of St. Louis and his Chevrolet was restyled in the late 1950s or the early 1960s.
Harry Hoskin's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air of Maricopa, California. Restyled by Barris Kustoms, the car went trough several iterations. The first version was completed in 1955.
Henry Contreras' 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air of Norwalk, California. Henry was a member of the Rogues of Long Beach car club, and his Chevrolet was restyled several times in the 1950s and 1960s. Branson's Custom Shop was responsible for many of the modifications on the car.
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air, of Wilmington, California. Jerry was a member of the Cut-Outs of Long Beach car club, and his Chevrolet was known as "Lil Honey Bee." In 1958 Mike Clines gave the car a scallop and pintripe paint job in his father's garage in Long Beach. Mike also added the chrome tape to the top of the car.
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In the late 1950s Jim sent the car on a train from Oklahoma to Barris Kustoms in California to have they finish the build and paint it.
Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Milt was a member of the British Columbia Custom Car Association. He bought the car new in 1955, and spent the next three years restyling it. The build was completed in 1958.
Nick Phillips' 1955 Chevrolet convertible was restyled by Bo Huff at Bo Huff Customs. Completed in 2004, the car is a clone of Sam Barris' 1955 Chevrolet convertible as it appeared while Stan Robles owned it.
Rodney Rice's 1955 Chevrolet of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The car, known as "the Astorian," was restyled by the Alexander Brothers and Fostoria Customs. The build was completed in 1964.
Shelby Cornett's 1955 Chevrolet convertible of Ogden, Utah. Shelby was a member of the Stags of Ogden car club.
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible of Foxboro, Massachusetts was restyled around 1957/1958. The car is known as the Gypsy.
Gary Oliver's 1955 Chevrolet of Pontiac, Michigan. Known as "El Prado II," the car is a recreation of a custom Gary had in 1960. The clone was completed in 1984, featuring a scallop paint job by Paul Hatton, just like the original "El Prado."
Charles Ritter's 1955 Chevrolet of Warren, Ohio. Ritter owned the car in the early to mid 1970s, and it was already customized when he bought it.
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet truck of Rahway, New Jersey. Vic's truck is a clone of George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet truck, the Kopper Kart. Restyled by Customs by Flash and John Maurice, the build was started in 1999, and completed in 2008.

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Short after it was introduced, the 1955 Chevrolet became a popular car to customize. Popular tricks was to modify the grille, hradlights, taillights, and chromework. One of the most popular tricks on the Chevy was to change the side trim, installing a piece that ran parallel to original dip in the body just aft of the door.

1955 Chevrolet Customs

Al Gratz' 1955 Chevrolet Corvette
Al Lazarus' 1955 Chevrolet
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet - The Aztec
Bill Sharpe's 1955 Chevrolet
Bill Stewart's 1955 Chevrolet
Bob Baker's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Bob Dance's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Bob McNulty's 1955 Chevrolet Corvette
Bud McNair's 1955 Chevrolet 210
Charles Ritter's 1955 Chevrolet
Chuck Potter's 1955 Chevrolet
Dave Paul's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Don Brock's 1955 Chevrolet
Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet - The Krimson Kart
Gary Oliver's 1955 Chevrolet - "El Prado"
Gary Oliver's 1955 Chevrolet - "El Prado II"
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart
George Long's 1955 Chevrolet
George Pillion's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Sporsman
Gerald Zielinski's 1955 Chevrolet
Gilbert Cruz' 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Gordon Burnham's 1955 Chevrolet
Harry Hoskin's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Henry Contreras' 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Irvin Kirschner's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Princess and the Pirate
Jerry Aggus' 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Lil Honey Bee
Jim Ashley's 1955 Chevrolet
Jim Seaton's 1955 Chevrolet
Jimmy Walker's 1955 Chevrolet
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet
Marge Bailon's 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet
Nick Phillips' 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Otis Armstrong's 1955 Chevrolet
Paul Savelesky's 1955 Chevrolet
Perry Gardner's 1955 Chevrolet
Robert Falls' 1955 Chevrolet
Rodney Rice's 1955 Chevrolet - The Astorian
Roger Kilborn's 1955 Chevrolet
Ron Dubberstein's 1955 Chevrolet - The Exota
Ronnie Priest's 1955 Chevrolet
Ronnie Reishert's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Sam Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Sam Volpe's 1955 Chevrolet
Sharon Warner's 1955 Chevrolet
Shelby Cornett's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Tom McNamara's 1955 Chevrolet
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart Klone
Wally Ruby's 1955 Chevrolet

1955 Chevrolet Concept Cars

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

Custom Cars Using 1955 Chevrolet Parts

Headlight Rims
Marty Ribits' 1934 Ford Convertible - The Golden Nugget
Gary New's 1949 Chevrolet Coupe - The Batmobile
Lloyd C. Hammond's 1949 Ford - The Majestic Lady
Roger Fleiss' 1950 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Tom Huss' 1950 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Jerry Daman's 1950 Ford
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
Mario Pirondini's 1950 Ford
George Cerny's 1950 Plymouth
Frank Regret's 1951 Chevrolet Sedanette
George Kilgore's 1951 Chevrolet Business Coupe
Bob Bean's 1951 Ford Victoria
Robert Johnson's 1951 Oldsmobile 98
Mary Kolbert's 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air
Pete Angress' 1952 Ford
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Leonard T Menard's 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Steering Wheel:
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Custom

Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Bob Lewis' 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Pat Patterson's 1949 Ford Tudor
Frank Castro's 1949 Pontiac
Howard Buysman's 1950 Chevrolet
Ross Anderson's 1950 Chevrolet
Warren Gonzales' 1950 Ford Convertible
Johnny Macia's 1950 Mercury
Larry Lee's 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air
Ralph Ehorn's 1954 Ford F-100
Vartan Davidian's 1955 Ford F-100

Pickup Grille
Robert Martinez' 1950 Oldsmobile 98
Otto Rhodes' 1953 Ford F-100 - The Mountain Pearl
Mitch Nagao's 1957 Ford Thunderbird - The Xtura

Rear End
Jim Cooper's 1931 Ford Roadster - The Cockroach

Bert Gustavsson's 1951 Dodge

The Orbitron
Bengt Wennergren's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Bob Huddleston & Harry Fake's 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Keith Treece's 1932 Ford Roadster
Kennie Anderson's 1933 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Robert E. Roeder's 1934 Ford - The Roeder Sport Custom
Terry Parkening's 1938 Chevrolet Coupe
Harold Johnson's 1949 Chevrolet
Ron Courtney's 1951 Ford - X-51
Mick Tully's 1954 Chevrolet - The Golden Galleon
John Benson's 1956 Chevrolet

John Foxley's 1952 Chevrolet

Pickup Front Bumper
Robert Martinez' 1950 Oldsmobile 98

Rear Bumper
Mick Tully's 1954 Chevrolet - The Golden Galleon

Side Trim
Pat Patterson's 1949 Ford Tudor
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury
Leo Lyons' Ultra Modern Merc

Parking Lights
Phil Hernandez' 1951 Mercury four-door

Master Cylinder:
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Custom

Pedal Assembly:
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Custom


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