Long Shots: How About a Classic 1955 Chevy Bel-Air Hardtop?

I decided to go to the 38th annual Antique Auto Meet that was held in Glastonbury Connecticut this past weekend, and as you can tell from my other postings, I decided to highlight some of the iron that was for sale during the show.

This time there was this particularly sharp, slightly updated 1955 Chevy Bel-Air 2-door hardtop. Remember, this is one of those Tri-Five Chevys that seem to generate peak interest when it comes to collectible Chevys, but is this car worth the asking price?

This is the top spec Chevrolet for 1955, a Bel-Air 2-Door Hardtop Coupe finished in what Chevy called Tuxedo Black and a red interior. A monotone Bel-Air is unusual, since most of the advertising images of the day showed of a myriad of flashy two-tone combinations. I’m not sure if the car is equipped with a V-8 or a Six, but it does come with a Powerglide.

The seller states that this is mostly original, and I believe him. There are some trim pieces sitting on the front seat that is currently covered by a blanket. The asking price for this diamond in the rough is $17,500, which is really much more than I would pay, but what do you think?

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