The Marty Nelson Collection Heads To Auction


January 22, 2019

By: Jonathan


Is This 1955 The Prince Of Bel Airs?

It began as a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible and by all appearances it still is, but appearances can be deceiving as this Bel Air is far from its ’50s self.

The Bel Air underwent restoration at the aptly named Patrick’s Classy Cars in Phoenix and now rides comfortably on an Art Morrison GT Sport chassis with an independent, chromed, front and rear suspension with coilover shocks. Giving the car its giddy up is a 8-cylinder LT4 Eaton supercharged engine with a Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel disc brakes to bring it to a stop. With performance in mind the ’55 doesn’t begin and end with what’s under it, but features custom polished wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

It’s exterior may appear to be a normal black, but nothing about this car is normal. The Bel Air has a one-of-a-kind gloss black juxtaposed against a striking red Italian leather interior. Built to be driven it also has some of the modern amenities car 21st century car owners have come to know and love, such as: power windows, air conditioning and keyless entry.

This Bel Air not only caught our eye as one of the coolest and cleanest we’ve ever seen, but it caught the eye od bidders at Barrett-Jackson who collectively drove the sale price up to an impressive $363,000.

[Photography courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.]

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