For Sale: 1954 Chevrolet 150 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

$34,900  

Vehicle Description

1954 Chevrolet 150 Handyman Wagon - Fully Restored - Horizon Blue Paint - Modern Driveline - 350 V8 with 200R4 Transmission - AC, Front Disc Brakes, New Tires - Beautiful Example (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1954 Chevrolet 150 Handyman on a site other than GarageKeptMotors.com, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of this vehicle due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, including a short startup-and-walk-around video, please go to our main website: GarageKeptMotors.) Outstanding beauty and utility are yours in Chevrolet's lowest-priced station wagon. The six-passenger, all-steel body has four doors for extra convenience. And the rear seat folds to give you a wide, level floor for extra cargo. -1954 Chevrolet magazine advertisement for the 150 Handyman model The respected auction organization, Sotheby's, gave a good rundown on the Handyman model and its rarity: The One-Fifty Special was mainly conceived as a fleet model, and therefore Chevrolet spent little marketing it to the average car buyer, though sales were not necessarily limited to fleets. It was most popular with police, state governments, small businesses, and economy-minded consumers. Ultimately, Chevrolet sold substantially fewer One-Fifties than Two-Tens or Bel Airs in every year of its life. How did the 150 differ from the 210 or the Bel Air? Sotheby's noted: True to Chevrolet's vision, the One-Fifty was no-frills transportation. It had limited options, stark trim, solid colors, plain heavy duty upholstery, and rubberized flooring. Small things like ashtrays, cigarette lighters, and even mirrors were extra cost options. Compared to the mid-level Two-Ten or premium Bel Air, the One-Fifty was stark and unadorned, perfect for the customizers of the day. That's apparently still true. Offered here is a beautifully and completely restored 1954 Handyman 150 that's also been lightly and tastefully modified for aesthetics and today's drivability, safety, and comfort. The Horizon blue-over-white color scheme is period correct and perfectly applied. The finish is uniformly glossy and the color combination is captivating. Chrome--including the bespoke '54 grille, Dagmar bumpers fore and aft, hubcaps, headlight and taillight trim, door handles, dual-exhaust tips, and cabin-surround trim--is in exceptional condition. Original emblems are present and properly located, including the early Chevrolet coat-of-arms badge in front, and the script Chevrolet on the tailgate. Rear-fender skirts add to the look of the wagon. Cabin glass, mirrors, and lighting lenses are clear and un-cracked. Inside, the color scheme continues beautifully. The steel dash is painted in the blue-and white body colors, with chrome enhancements, notably the speaker grille. Updated instruments including a Sun Pro tachometer, and auxiliary water-temperature, oil pressure, and voltmeter are installed (below the dash), as are controls for the air conditioning system added during the renovation. The round 110-mph speedometer directly faces the driver through the white steering wheel sporting its bow-tie logo. The glove box conceals a modern Pioneer audio head unit. Deep navy blue cabin carpeting is protected by rubber floor mats. Two rows of bench seats and four doors are upholstered in white-and-blue vinyl. A floor mounted B&M t-shifter controls the automatic transmission. A properly installed white fabric headliner covers the cabin and rear cargo areas. Flat wood trim graces the cargo-facing rear seatback and the tailgate. Under the hood, the upgrading continues in the form of a 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet V8 mated to a 200R4 automatic transmission, installed just 5,300 miles back. All associated components are properly installed in the well-ordered and tidy engine bay. Underneath the car, the chassis is similarly tidy with dual exhaust pipes running the length of the car. Modern disc br

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1443339
  • Price:$34,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:150
  • Exterior Color:Horizon Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:5334
  • Stock Number:21GKM8
  • VIN:A54B048200

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548