1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Sedan

Owners: Eric Frimodt, Redmond, WA

In October of 2005, I had my first “mid-life crisis” and I decided that I needed to fulfill my longtime desire to own a classic 1955 Chevrolet. I found this car while looking at all of the classic 55-56-57s Chevys listed on Ebay. Since the car was located nearby in Covington, Washington, I told my wife I was simply going to “look” at this car. Little did she know what that would lead to. It was love at first sight and I knew that I had to buy this car. A special thanks to Art for selling his baby to me!

I am the third owner of this all original India Ivory/Harvest Gold 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Sedan. The prior owner had this car for nearly 30 years and he took great care of the car, keeping it garaged and putting only about 5,000 miles on it during that time. The total original mileage is approximately 65,000 miles. This car was originally purchased from University Chevrolet in Seattle. I was informed that this car was a promotional car used by the dealership to advertise many of the new options available on the 1955 Chevrolets. The options include: 265 c.i. V-8 engine, automatic transmission, factory power windows and seats, power steering, power brakes, Wonder Bar signal seeking radio, and fender skirts. The car also came with a Fulton traffic light viewer and a number of other accessory items.

My plan is to keep this car in original condition and to restore it back to nearly new condition over time. In the meantime, I plan to drive it “as is” and to enjoy this beautiful classic. Even in its current condition, it gets plenty of honks and waves when I take it out for a drive. Don’t tell my wife, but my next mid-life crisis might just be a 1957 Chevy convertible. I think I better wait a while though!

-Eric