VERY STRONG RUNNING 55 CHEVY, 4 SPEED MANUAL TRANS, NICELY BUILT 350CI
If you thought you'd never be able to afford the Shoebox Chevy of your dreams, this 1955 Chevrolet 210 2-door might change your mind. Built in 2000, it's remarkably well-preserved, offers small block power, and a 4-speed transmission to make a fantastic cruiser that more than lives up to your expectations.
The look is timeless and you never see a guy driving 1955 Chevy without a smile on his face. This one was restored and modified to be a fantastic combination of show and go, and the emerald green paint has a wonderful glow. With two doors, it has a sleek look that's recognizable from three blocks away and despite being a few years old, the finish is still shiny and bright. It's not quite a 1955 color, but the mild resto-mod look gives it a unique look that's tasteful. The 210 trim is a little less flashy than the Bel Air, but there are plenty of guys who believe less is more and the bright stainless steel details are in great shape. The lack of two-tone paint gives it a more modern look and the excellent panel gaps certainly help.
Black vinyl covers the interior, but it's not that cheap, shiny stuff, but rather a more upscale material that does a pretty good impersonation of leather. Original bench seats, pleated door panels, and the original dashboard make it feel enough like 1955 that you'll get all nostalgic every time you drive it, and the 4-speed shifter will remind you that performance is part of the equation, too. A Kenwood AM/FM/cassette stereo radio replaces the factory's AM radio, but that's really the lone upgrade in this neat old Chevy. Original gauges show bright, crisp markings and are joined by a set of auxiliary dials under the dash and for being nearly 15 years old, the seating surfaces are in remarkable condition. The trunk tells you all you need to know about the workmanship, as every surface is covered in shiny emerald green paint, and there's also a correct rubber mat and full-sized spare tire.
This car, being a Chevy, naturally features a small block V8, in this case a 350 cubic incher. With an .060 overbore, steel crank, a big camshaft, and 327/300 heads, it's a stout small block that doesn't mind stomping around once in a while. A Weiand intake and Edelbrock 4-barrel handle the intake duties while an Accel dual-point distributor lights the fires. Chevy Orange paint, some chrome dress up parts, and minimal clutter make the engine bay easy to service and there's an original master cylinder on the firewall, so it's not too far removed from original. With a Borg-Warner 4-speed manual transmission feeding the original rear end, it's a blast to drive around town and cruises happily at highway speeds. The underside is in good order and with a throaty dual exhaust system it has a great old-school hot rod sound. Rally wheels are always a great choice with a Bowtie and they carry 215/75/15 whitewall radials.
So here's your chance, a very clean, straight, nicely built '55 Chevy at a very affordable price. Enjoy it, upgrade it, whatever you want, but good ones aren't getting any easier to find. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Restoration Photos
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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