1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop in Skyline Blue and India Ivory - Hemmings
• Opening doors, and hood
• Accurate interior and chassis
• Steerable front wheels
• Detailed engine
Ever wonder what it’s like to drive a classic 1955 Chevy Bel Air? Most classic car enthusiasts would say it’s not the smoothest ride when cruising on a freeway. Contrary to popular belief, Ernie Wilder, of Lake Luzerne, New York says otherwise. As a proud owner of this 1955 Chevy Bel Air, he says driving his classic dream car is not only comfortable, but he can operate it with one finger. However, it wasn’t always the case. When he purchased the car in 1968, it needed restoration. In the September 2020 issue of Hemmings Classic Car, sit back and enjoy the ride as you read about Ernie’s journey of much-needed improvements that make for a very cozy road trip. After his accomplished goals, he did just that alongside his wife Sue and a 12-year-old grandson to cruise the states in his now, better-than-stock, vintage car.