What Are Some Features of a '55 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop?


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The1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtop is a 15- foot long, two-door sedan with rear-wheel drive and a petrol gasoline engine. Several different versions of the Chevy Bel Air hardtop were released in 1955. The horsepower, torque, weight and fuel consumption rate vary depending on the version. For example, the standard 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtop sedan have a 123 horsepower engine, while the power-plus versions of the car sport 180 horsepower engines.

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The 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtop power-plus models have air conditioners with outlets that flanked either side of the car's dashboard. Depending on the version, three different types of transmissions are available in the 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtops: manual three-speed, manual four-speed or automatic two-speed. The top speeds of the different versions of the car range from 90 miles per hour to 160 miles per hour.

The 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtops have automobile warning indicator lights instead of the traditional oil pressure and generator gauges. The car sports a flashy front grille similar to those of Ferrari sports cars as well as sleek chrome hardtop headliner bands and front and side window moldings constructed from durable stainless steel. The 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtop wheels have full covers on them.

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