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of General Motors
|Also called||Chevrolet Bel Air
|Body style||2-door coupe
2-door Station wagon
4-door Station wagon
The '55 Chevy was a turning point for the manufacturer, as the first successful Chevrolet with an optional V8 engine. Though Chevrolet had produced an earlier car with a V-8, the 1918 Chevrolet Series D using a 55 horse power, 288 cubic inch V-8, it had remained in production for only a year; the 55's looks, power and engineering made it a critical success.
The 1955 Chevrolet continued with minor amendments in 1956 and was replaced by the more substantially updated 1957 Chevrolet.
There were nine different variations of the three models made in 1955, with differences in body, roof type, number of doors, and available equipment, but not all possible combinations were sold.
|Name and Description||150 Series||210 Series||Bel Air Series|
|4 Door Sedan: 6-passenger, 7-window sedan with a rear trunk.||X||X||X|
|2 Door Sedan: 6-passenger, 5-window sedan with a rear trunk.||X||X||X|
|Club Coupe: 6-passenger, 2-door, 5-window coupe with a rear trunk.||X|
|Utility Sedan: 3-passenger, 5-window sedan with a rear trunk.||X|
|Sport Coupe: 6-passenger, 2-door, 5-window coupe with hard top and rear trunk.||X||X|
|Convertible: 5-passenger, 2-door, 5-window coupe with folding top and rear trunk.||X|
|2 Door Station Wagon: 6-passenger, 5-window wagon with drop and lift gates.||X||X||X|
|4 Door Station Wagon: 6-passenger, 7 window wagon with drop and lift gates.||X||X|
|Sedan Delivery: 2-passenger, 3 window, panel delivery wagon.||X|
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