CUSTOM, 383 STROKER V8, T5 5 SPEED, DUAL QUADS, VINTAGE AIR, 4 WHL PWR DISC, ETC
Yes, this 1955 Chevrolet is every bit as nice as it looks in photos. If your attention was grabbed by this turquoise and white wonder, you're not alone, because it is one of the most obsessively detailed rods we've ever seen, and the build quality is flat-out amazing. Which is good, because this one is also a blast to drive.
We don't usually like to speculate how much money was spent on a car, but just a glance tells you that a large investment was involved in this build. The bodywork is about straight enough to calibrate scientific instruments, and they didn't go overboard with the modifications. Like all great customs, it's still hard to tell where the factory ends and the custom begins, but the foundation is simply spectacular. No flames, no wild paint jobs, just classic '50s two-tone turquoise and white done to show-winning standards. All the chrome was refinished as well, probably costing as much as a new Impala, but the results were worth it, because this one sparkles everywhere you look. Sitting on 17'' Coys wheels, this car is a textbook example of how to build a '55 with impeccable build quality.
While the exterior was being refinished and looks fairly stock, the all-new interior is completely unique. Form-fitting bucket seats have been covered in tan leather, whose pattern is repeated on the custom door panels, custom trunk panels, and the leather lining continues to the headliner! Deep, luxurious tan carpets were expertly fitted, along with a set of matching mats. The original dashboard was restored, although the instrument panel now offers a set of Classic Instruments to keep an eye on vitals. A custom AM/FM/MP3 stereo was fitted, as was Vintage Air A/C, so long-distance cruising is comfortable. A center console was added between the seats, and a Hurst shifter and leather trimmed banjo style steering wheel takes input from the driver.
The engine bay is a symphony of turquoise and polished metal, all designed to highlight the 383 cubic inch stroker ZZ3 crate motor, capable of 425 horsepower. Topped by a pair of Edelbrock 4-barrel carbs, it specializes in torque production, and everything you can see was either powdercoated or polished while ancillary components are spun by a reliable serpentine system. Mated to that 383 is a bullet proof T5, Tremec 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to a 9'' Ford rear end. Power steering and power disc brakes at all four corners were added, and the workmanship throughout is tidy without being fussy, so you can drive it without worries. Climb underneath and you'll note that virtually every single component was also powdercoated to match the body, from the steering rack to the gas tank, and even details like the leaf springs and shocks! It's got a perfect stance thanks to a custom front suspension, and the chrome wheels are wrapped in staggered 235/45/17 front and 255/45/17 rear radials.
Pro-built and worth every penny, this is the kind of rod you would expect from a six-figure check. You'd certainly have six figures put into it if you wanted to replicate this build. Fortunately, it's available for quite a bit less than that, so don't miss this opportunity. Call today!
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