1955 NAPCO CHEVROLET 4X4
The trend today on trucks and off road vehicles is to lift them up
high for more clearance and better off road performance ...That
trend really started in the late 70's lifting trucks and such and
actually very few of them were really used off road but it did look
cool and so the trend continues .... Well back in the day.... I
love saying that .....Well back in the day, and I do mean back in
the day....1955 to be exact . NAPCO specialized in building
vehicles and conversion systems that provided serious off road
capabilities for Ford, Chevrolet, and Studebaker and had been in
production since 1942.... By 1955 NAPCO Power-Paks could be
purchased through a Chevrolet dealership for use on a new truck but
the conversion had to be installed at the dealership.... As a test
for 1956 GMC offered a 4x4 NAPCO conversion installed at the plant
and covered by the GM warranty by 1957 the option was coded as RPO
690....and was available from the plant on either GMC or Chevrolet.
NAPCO conversions have proven to be super durable and effective off
road machines and the trend was set .....NAPCO maintains a very
high profile these trucks appear to have been lifted however the
ride and clearance heights were designed into them from the very
beginning ... "NO LIFT KIT REQUIRED"
These trucks are at the very pinnacle for collectability and value
. They rate right there with the Cameo's .......
235 cubic inch 6 cylinder Factory four speed with Granny 1st
Rubber mounted transfer case with dual range option............