1955 Chevrolet 150 Sedan Delivery
The Sedan Delivery, (also sometimes referred to as a Panel
Delivery), for the uninitiated, is a relatively obscure body style
of a van built on a car chassis. Typically, these take the form of
a station wagon body, but with steel panels where the rear windows
would be. Historically, sedan deliveries had two doors, but modern
versions typically have four. In the beginning, back when it was
enough just to have four wheels and an engine, all light duty
trucks were essentially sedan deliveries. A Model T with a car body
was a car; one with a truck body was a truck. Even up until the
1940's, light duty trucks were basically beefed-up versions of
their donor car chassis (Model TT, AA, and BB, continuing the Ford
You never know what's going to come through the door next has
become our mantra here at the Classic Auto Mall. So, when this 1955
150 Sedan delivery with some hot rod touches added came through the
door we were all smiles. Some snappy 15 inch polished 5 spoke
wheels on all 4 corners, and a lack of a lot of chrome bling
trimmings. It's a bit scary to think this car will deliver, but it
does in many ways!
Painted in a blinding shade of screaming yellow with some 1990's
period correct painted side striping and "Quick Delivery" nobody
will think it's still working for a living. A ton of money has been
spent on this project, and while it's a few years old now, the
yellow paint still shines up well. Stripped of any side trim but
still retaining its Jet-Age hood ornament and cloisonne badges the
look of this particular panel delivery is a big part of its appeal.
Clean dent free body colored bumpers, a nice-looking Ferrari
inspired grille, and the hand painted pinstriping on the hood and
tailgate. 15" polished American Racing Torque Thrust wheels adorn
all 4 corners and the whole package screams Delivery!!! Delivery
for Classic Auto Mall!!!
When you climb inside, you'll find yourself swept back to 1991. A
gray tweed split bench seat sprawls from door to door and floats in
a sea of darker gray carpet. This tweed carries over to the more
ergonomic than original door panels along with an aluminum handle
and cranks. A slick horizontal yellow inlay brightens up all the
gray. The dash is a mixture of old and new, with original 1955
gauges augmented by a column mounted tachometer and auxiliary
gauges. Cold added A/C helps make this a cruiser you can truly take
anywhere. A semi polished aluminum dash insert with a CHEVROLET
logo added between the twin fan style of the yellow steel dash
gives the right custom touch. A tilt steering column and the 3
spoke leather wrapped steering wheel add a racy look. The cargo
area is upholstered on the sides with more gray tweed and yellow
horizontal inserts while the cargo floor is done in a nice oak with
polished dividers between the boards.
The 350 cubic inch V8 power plant already has plenty of chutzpah,
it's augmented with a Holley carb, chrome valve covers, chrome air
cleaner assembly and plenty of polished aluminum components. It's
backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 3.73 geared
rear axle so it was clearly designed to be driven.
All 1955 Chevrolet here, including front coil sprung and rear leaf
spring suspension, power disc front brakes and handles better than
you'd expect. Some patina but all looking very solid and rust free
under here. Dual exhaust is noted snaking its way rearward and
passing through a pair of Hushmaster mufflers. A black frame and
suspension components are highlighted by rust free floors and
rockers all sprayed in body matching yellow.
A quick starter, and a surprising amount of power which seems to go
on and on with this engine. It was definitely not expected, and
handling and bias free braking was second to none. A smooth
cruiser, head turner, and all functioning interior accouterments,
return to sender!
All buttoned up and modified both inside and out. A perfect
throwback to the early 1990's with the timeless look of the first
year Tri-Five cars. No phone booth necessary to turn this everyday
delivery into a Superman...Look up in the sky!!!..actually on the
test track at Classic Auto Mall...
D-150 Series Delivery Sedan
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
144929-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.