The 1955 Bel Air body has been an icon of fast door slammer racing since it first appeared on the scene. A decade ago the body style was refined to an even more radical version of the classic American icon for modern day 240 + mph pro modified use.
Doing a great deal of R&D, the JConcepts team decided to split the design into 3 different parts. First, the main Bel Air shell has been carefully crafted via CAD, hand shaped, and finished to realize the many details found on the 1955. The low-profile build, racy, laid-back front grille, and unmistakable front headlight section create stunning looks.
Along with its flatter, straighter panels, the '55 also has classic cues like wrap-around glass on the windshield, and tail lights that jut outward. The body shell has built-in trim along the main panels which can be painted and detailed by the user to emulate the real steel. In the rear, the roof glides toward the trunk deck where the 2-piece spoiler drops into place.
Race-style bumpers are molded into the body and can be painted as desired. The front hood-scoop is a separate polycarbonate piece which has a special form to "under-cut" and look the size and shape as its 1:1 counterpart. Slight fender flares give the user a hint for trimming to the 13" wheelbase. The trim lines throughout provide a steady guide for a low-profile, clean overall look.
Each body includes a Chevy Bel Air decal sheet, rear wing option including lower support and upper wing spoiler, and the paint mask for all windows. A hood-scoop is also part of each body set.
The Chevy Bel Air measures a 13.00" wheelbase, and the inside dimensions of the body are 11.25" wide front and 12.00" rear. The body is built for a 2wd SCT wheelbase length and narrowed suspension to more closely resemble the original 1:1 car. It's helpful to plan your build, take measurements and modify your platform to fit inside the boundaries of the Chevy body.
Officially licensed by Chevrolet to JConcepts.
Body is sold clear. Shown painted and mounted for display purposes only.
Chevrolet and nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Chevrolet. Manufactured by JConcepts, Inc.