PRO-BUILT '55, FRESH RESTO, READY FOR SHOW OR POWER TOUR, CRATE 35O V8, LOADED!!
When you sell as many cars as we do here at Streetside Classics, you learn a few things, and this 1955 Chevrolet 210 2-door is a good lesson in price versus quality. There are a lot of other 1955 Chevys out there, but we don't think you'll find a higher quality car for less money anywhere else, making this spectacular 210 something of a bargain.
If you're only shopping price, well, this isn't your car. But if you want the nicest car that your dollar can buy, well, please keep reading. We've gone over this car pretty carefully and can't find any glaring flaws in that gorgeous cranberry red paint. The show-quality finish simply glows in the sunlight and the incredibly straight bodywork only helps with the dazzling eyeball appeal. Great gaps, razor-sharp details like the speed lines on the front fenders, and a final polish that makes the paint look miles deep all give this car an exceptionally high-quality look. Beautiful chrome trim certainly helps, and the bumpers, grille, and other hardware is all either recently restored or replaced with exacting reproduction parts that fit right and sparkle against the red paint. The 210's simpler trim forces the bodywork to speak for itself, and when you come see this car in person, you'll know what we mean when we say it's truly exceptional.
The interior also received a tasteful makeover that preserves the 1950s vibe while adding all the creature comforts to which we've become accustomed. A newer split bench seat was covered in handsome two-tone tan upholstery and it's got power actuation, too! Matching door panels use original-looking patterns and factory hardware to create an appropriate look and the dashboard is still the twin-cockpit design that was so trend-setting in 1955. The three-spoke steering wheel is wrapped in creamy tan leather and while the factory instruments remain in the dashboard, auxiliary Stewart-Warner dials were neatly tucked into the bright band of trim running through the center. Upgrades like the neatly-installed A/C system, a tilt column, and a great-sounding AM/FM/CD stereo make this a first-rate cruiser and even the trunk was fully upholstered to match, suggesting that no corners were cut in the car's construction.
If you're going to drive, you need reliability and nothing delivers like a 350 cubic inch Chevy crate motor. Dressed in plenty of polished aluminum, the neatly detailed engine bay is easy to service and looks great for those times when you open the hood at a gas station and catch an admirer or two. A big aluminum radiator keeps it cool under almost any conditions and the Holley carburetor and aluminum intake help build horsepower. Power front disc brakes, a beefy TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, a stout Ford 9-inch with 3.50 gears inside, plus a great-sounding custom dual exhaust system are other pieces of the puzzle that make this car a fantastic driver. Most of the suspension pieces were powdercoated for durability and since this car was built to drive, there are big sway bars fore and aft, as well as a new gas tank and modern shocks. A set of Torque Thrust wheels add a period performance look and carry staggered BFG radials for a very cool stance.
This is one of those cars that you just couldn't come close to duplicating for the price. So yes, you can find cheaper Shoeboxes, but if quality matters, then this car is going to blow you away. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- iPod Compatible
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Exterior Color
- Ruby Red Pearl
- Transmission Spec
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