I got a second one because I like this model and its a different color scheme. I have seen three different color schemes out there, including a all metallic blue.
This particular machine does not have right and left of center like the other one. That said they are still some of the smoothest running machines I have ever used. This one may have been later in the product cycle because it doesn't have the enameled logo in the center but it has an improved decorative stitch selector on it.
55 Bel Air... oh-ye
Also: found this interesting little historical tidbit about BIC
This quote from Solomon Adler sums up my personal feelings regarding invention and art perfectly:
"When an idea is conceived by an inventor, it never leaves him in peace,
it possesses him day and night until it is expressed, after which he
enjoys a sense of relief and accomplishment."