The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door post car equipped with the optional V8 and automatic transmission. The added chrome of the Bel Air trim represented the top-of-the-line model for that year (compared to the lesser 210 and 150 trim options). Under the hood is a 265-cubic-inch overhead valve motor which was the beginning of Chevrolet’s iconic “small block” V8. By 1955 Chevrolet had fully adopted the “shoe box” body, as evident by the departure from the rounded, bubble look of 1954 to a sleeker, straighter design. A wrap-around glass windshield and triangular tail lights were also added, giving the car a futuristic look that helped drive its market success. Grouped together with 1956 and 1957 models as a “tri-five”, this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a desirable vehicle for collectors, especially in its two door Bel Air guise.