As of 2015, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air automobiles are available at Hemmings, OldRide.com and ClassicCars.com. The websites include listings from private owners, dealers and auction houses offering located throughout the United States. Customers can choose from a variety of prices, colors and features. Some owners have restored the vehicles to their original appearance and others have customized them.
Chevrolet used the 1955 Bel Air automobile to debut its first low-priced overhead-valve V-8 small-block engine. The manufacturer's revolutionary 265-cubic-inch V-8 produced 162 horsepower in standard form. A 180-horsepower version included a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts in an optional power pack. The average value of a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is about $8,410 for an eight-cylinder sedan with the 265-cubic-inch, 162-horsepower engine. The average value of a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible eight-cylinder, 265-cubic-inch, 180-horsepower engine is about $65,320.
Chevrolet's 1955 Bel Air hardtops sported chrome headliner bands and fender spears, stainless window openings, and optional air conditioning. The carmaker produced the Bel Air in a 150 base model, a mid-line 210, the top-rated Bel Air and the upscale Nomad station wagon. Chevy equipped all four models with its new V-8 engine. The average price for a Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon with the 180-horsepower, four-barrel carburetor power pack is about $52,125.