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Bob Wolff's
1955 Bel Air 2 door sedan
While at a cruise in with some other "Good Time Cruisers" one Wednesday evening in Burton, Ohio a few month's ago I saw this 2 door sedan and something about just jumped out at me and screamed "Look at Me!!" A couple of my good friends have 55's and I have always been a little partial to them ever since seeing that Black Beauty that Harrison Ford (aka) Bob Falfa drove in American Graffiti! The body lines have a distinct look that immediately make your mind go back to the good ol days when we use to cruise from Manners to the other Drive Ins'. Well, this one belonged to Bruce Balentine and after some discussion and an exchange of funds, it belonged to me!
It is painted a 2,000 Volks Wagen Bug yellow and white in base coat clear coat. The hood and trunk have been dechromed and two inch dropped spindles have been added with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the back. The rims are Americans with 215/65/15's on the front and 255/70/15's on the back. The bumpers and grill were left stock. Power steering has been added to make those corners a bit easier on the arms.
The engine is a Chevy 350 cubic inch with a Holly carburetor sitting on an Edelbrock intake manifold. The air is filtered through a K&N billet aluminum air cleaner with matching billet aluminum valve covers & master cylinder cover while the spark is created in an Ignitor ignition. The power is transferred through a 350 G M turbomatic 3 speed transmission to a stock "55" rear end with a 3:38 to 1 gear ratio.
The interior has stock seats redone in Chevy S-10 brown velour with a Grant wood steering wheel and an aftermarket stereo that kicks out some good Rock & Roll tunes and is cooled by a Vintage air conditioner and when it was rewired they added a power trunk release, electric radiator fan and electric wipers.