The Gold Plated 1955 Bel Air

There’s no doubt the 1955 Bel Air is a car that changed history and will forever hold it’s place in the automotive industry. For generations this has been a desirable car and will continue to be for the future.

But did you know back in 1955 they built a gold plated ’55 Bel Air? On November 23rd 1954, General Motors celebrated manufacturing their 50 Millionth car. That car just so happened to be a 1955 Bel Air. This car had all it’s trim plated in 24 carat gold and was painted a beautiful gold color.

After being built the car was paraded around the country with the GM Motorama car show show. Sadly, GM didn’t hold onto this car. Researching doesn’t show any record of it anywhere, other than other people asking about it.

In addition to this one special car though, Chevrolet built 5,000 1955 Bel Air Four Door Sedans that were all painted in a special 689 Gold color. This special gold could only be had on these 5,000 cars. There are a few of these around today, including the one seen above. The car was bought by the current owner’s father back in 1955.