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55 chevy for sale craigslist - 1955 Chevy in Turkey 2007, with its owner The 1955 Chevrolet (sometimes referred to as '55 chevy belair) is an automobile which was introduced by Chevrolet in Fall 1954 for the 1955 model year. It is considered a big pivotal moment for the manufacturer and a major success. It was offered in three models: the 150, 210, and Bel Air.
Chevrolet had produced an earlier cars and truck with a V8 in 1918 (Chevrolet Series D), which utilized a 36-horsepower overhead valve 288-cubic-inch V8, but it stayed in production for only a year. In 1955, Chevrolet chose to fit its brand-new car with an overhead valve V8 engine style, which resembled the 1949 Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" V8 engine which was an earlier GM success.
However, the new small block engine in the '55 Chevy had some early teething issues.