YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:00 am, November 4, 2011
Seeing that we’re in the midst of a celebration of 100 Years of Chevrolet, I thought we’d spend the next few Fridays highlighting some of my favorites from over the years. Feel free to chime in with your favorite Bow-Tie.
First up is the 1955 Bel Air. A complete restyle from the rather dowdy 1954s, it was one of the handsomest on the road in the mid-1950s. The Ferrari-like grille is a favorite, as are the colors — especially some of the two-tone combinations, like the Shadow Gray-over-Coral Bel Air, and the Glacier Blue-over-Shoreline Beige 210 sedan pictured here from the brochure. You can see all of the colors on the chart below (or view the original brochure here). A full-sized car back in 1955, it’s about the same size as a 2012 Malibu, which these days is considered mid-sized (and which only comes in nine colors — and no two-tones!).
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know