GREAT LOOKING SHOEBOX CHEVY, 350 CRATE MOTOR W/ TH350, A/C, FRONT DISC BRAKES
Sometimes all you want is a simple car with a V8 and timeless good looks, and a few creature comforts never hurt. This 1955 Chevy 210 2-door sedan is a no-nonsense shoebox Chevy that runs and drives and great as it looks, and offers all the right upgrades to make it a fantastic cruiser that's still happy to hit the shows.
Thanks to a fairly complete renovation a few years ago, this great-looking Chevy has that classic look that never seems to go out of style. Judging by how quickly cars like this sell, we know you guys love the look and it's the kind of car you'd build yourself, preserving the integrity of the original while adding a dose of horsepower that makes it a blast to drive. The classic India Ivory over Gypsy Red paint scheme looks period-perfect on the simple, clean lines of the '55 Chevy, and they laid off the metallic and pearls so it has a very honest look that's straight out of the '50s. They also resisted the urge to make radical modifications to the body, because, honestly, do you really think you could improve on this? Thankfully, all the original trim is intact, with the 210 offering a less ornate look right out of the box and which works extremely well with the mild makeover this car received. All the trim was restored at the same time, and it includes clean 1-piece bumpers that give it a smooth look that's not at all obvious.
The interior is a matching two-tone red and white setup that's a lot flashier than the original upholstery but keeps a period-correct vibe. Matching side panels are beautifully crafted and all the original hardware is intact, including door handles and garnish moldings. Even the original dash and instrument panel are in place, fully restored, with auxiliary gauges neatly installed under the dash in their own color-matched panel. Upgrades include under-dash air conditioning that uses the original controls, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, and an upgraded shifter for the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission living underneath. The very trunk appears to have been fully restored and finished, complete with a rubber mat and custom-made bulkhead panel that ties in neatly with the interior when viewed from behind.
The great thing about the small block Chevy's longevity is that you can drop a modern crate motor under the hood of a vintage shoebox and it fits perfectly. Thanks to that smooth-running 350 cubic inch V8, this car cruises effortlessly at modern speeds, starts easily, and parts are plentiful just about anywhere in the country, so long trips are worry-free affairs. Chrome valve covers and an open-element air cleaner dress it up, along with a shiny new 12-volt alternator. A stock-looking radiator keeps it cool under the harshest conditions, and with long-tube headers and a recent dual exhaust system, it has an authoritative rumble to it. The chassis is quite original save for new floors, which were thoughtfully painted with factory-style red oxide primer, and front disc brakes were added for safety. The front suspension was recently rebuilt so it tracks straight and proves you don't need a modern suspension to have decent ride and handling. 15-inch Cragar wheels give the car a hot-rod look and wear 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Classic good looks, plenty of power, and enough custom touches to make people look twice, this '55 Chevy is a great way to travel. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
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