What’s it worth? How about $265,500? 1955 Belair




Here’s a car from an Kijiji website I follow in Manitoba. The car is done and it looks it. There is a nice sum of money invested in this car and it begs to question, how far do you go? You never get your money out of it so in most cases, most would say don’t bother. Personally, I love what they’ve done to it though I don’t believe I could put this much work into my cars. Good job!



Started some new projects so it’s time to move the Double Nickel along to a new owner. If you’re looking for a high end 55 Chevy, this one is going on the block Saturday May 24th at the Okotok’s Collector Car Auction in Southern Alberta. If interested, you can per-register to bid by contacting Jeff Hill at 1-403-938-4139 1-403-272-8348 

Double Nickel 1955 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan 
(Original Alberta Car – Owner Built in Calgary) 
Dart Nodular Big M 565ci Big Block – Dyno’d @ 713 hp @ 732 ft lbs with;
Callies Ultra 4.250 Billet Crankshaft
Oliver MAX Pro 6.385 Rods w/ Tooled Pins
JE Forged 4.605 Pistons @ 10.24:1 Compression
Bullet Solid Roller Cam 715” Lift @ 255/258 Duration
Clevite H Main & Rod Bearings
Dart Pro-1 Aluminum Heads 345cc w/ Ferrea Valves
Crower Roller Lifter & Pushrods
Crower Stainless Steel Shaft Mount Rockers
Dart Single Plain Aluminum Intake
Blueprinted Holley 1050 Dominator
MSD Pro Billet Distributor & Hidden 6AL-II Programmable Ignition
Milodan 30970 Pan w/ Melling High Volume Pump 
Tremec T56 Magnum Six Speed O/D Transmission 
Inland Empire 3.5” Aluminum 1350 Series Drive Shaft 
McLeod Scatter Shield w/ McLeod Hydraulic RST Twin Clutch 
Four Linked Currie 9″ Locker w/ 373 Gears & Strange 35 Spline Axles 
Custom 321 Stainless Steel Headers w/ Full 3″ Stainless Exhaust 
Aeromotive Fuel System w/ -10 Feed & -08 Return Lines 
Ricks Stainless Steel 22 Gallon Fuel Tank w/ A-1000 Pump 
PRC Aluminum Radiator with Spal 12″ Cooling Fans 
Hydratech Brake Systems Hydraulic Power Brakes 
Power Rack & Pinion Steering w/ Stainless Shaft 
Heidt’s Tubular Upper Lower Control Arms 
Wilwood 12″ Disk Brakes w/ 4 Piston Callipers 
QA-1 Billet Coil Over Suspension w/ 2″ Drop Spindles 
E-Stop Electronic Emergency Brake System 
Earl Williams Mini-Tub w/ Raised Rear Shock Tower 
Weld Classic RT 15” Race Wheels w/ Hoosier Pro Streets 
Dakota Digital VHX Gauge Pack & Digital Controls 
Raingear Hidden Wiper System Under dash 
Smoked Glass w/ hidden Power Window Controls 
Clayton Machine Custom Pedals & Interior Trim 
Full Leather Interior w/ AME 8 Point Roll Cage 
AAW Wiring Harness w/ hidden wiring throughout 
Alpine 1200 Watt Professionally installed audio system 
Alarm System w/ Real Time GPS Tracking 
Halogen Headlights w/ LED Tail Lamps & Markers 
Shaved Gas Door w/ French’ License Plate Mount 
Remote Rear Tail Light Opener for Gas Fill Access 
Polished Original BelAir Stainless Beltline Trim 
Laser Straight Original Sheet Metal on Rust Free Body 
House of Kolor 3-Stage Paint w/ Full Color & Wet Sand 
Paint is Shimrin Black with Custom Pewter Silver Metallic 
Cut & Polished to a brilliant mile deep finish! 

The car was completed in 2013 with over 2400 man hours put into the restoration with costs over $180K to complete. It has won numerous awards for Best in Class, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Engineered and has made appearances at World of Wheels, Good-Guys, and most recently in Car Craft Magazine. 
Less than 1000 miles have been put on the car including chassis dyno tuning sessions and a round trip last August for Super Chevy Edmonton where it was driven up and once again it won Best in Class for TriFive‘s. Professionally appraised at $265,500 this Iconic Shoebox can be yours if the reserve is met. Full documentation, detailed build pictures, and all awards will accompany the car. This car will cross the block mid afternoon on a prime time spot. For more info on the car, visit the website to see the entire build at www.fiftyfivechev.com and check out www.okotokscarauction.com 

Qualified bidders can pre-register on this outstanding build.


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