This amazing 1955 Chevy 210 is exactly why we don't talk in
absolutes around here. For example, if I had claimed the last '55
Chevy to come through was "the nicest we'd ever seen," well, then
I'd have to make up something new for this one, because it's simply
stunning. Not only does it help keep the hyperbole under control,
but it also keeps us honest. Is this the nicest? I sure wouldn't
bet against it.
Shoebox Chevys demand two-tone paint, just like the factory intended. It tends to emphasize the chrome and trim, all of which remain intact on this custom, restored to show condition. The colors used here are from a late-model color palette, Satin Silver over Sunburst Orange, and it really works on the 60-year-old shape. All the body panels are laser straight, and the reflections in our photo studio are proof enough that someone invested the time and effort to make this one look right. All the things that make these cars great also make them a challenge to restore, and if your panels don't align correctly, you're going to see it in mismatched trim. And thanks to nearly $200,000 in build costs and five years of hard labor, this one measures up in every way with nary a mark on the spectacular paint. Better yet, check out the shaved door handles, the cool Corvette grille insert, and all the other little tricks that make this car look awesome without erasing its identity.
The completely custom interior is a big step up from 1955, and offers all the comforts and conveniences of a modern luxury car. Those power bucket seats are as comfortable as they look, featuring two-tone gray leather on the seating surfaces and custom embroidery to tie it together with the exterior. A custom full-length center console houses various controls for the A/C, plus speakers for the stereo system, and makes this '55 a genuine 4-seater with a pair of matching buckets in back. The dashboard has the original design, but it's been wrapped in trick carbon fiber accents and uses Dakota Digital gauges for a very up-to-date look. The A/C system almost vanishes under the dash, yet remains effective with R134a refrigerant inside, and a powerful AM/FM/CD entertainment system fills the car with sound. This car is so nice, even the trunk has been fully upholstered, highlighting some very impressive electrical work, the massive amplifier setup for the stereo, and a remote-mounted battery. Impressive!
You can't make a car look this good and not have it perform, so a 502 cubic inch "Ram Jet" V8 went under the hood. Fed by a towering fuel injection system and dressed up with awesome finned valve covers, the brutally powerful big block makes great torque and is happy trundling through traffic or hammering down the interstate with the A/C cranking. It never overheats, idles properly, and delivers instant power at any speed thanks to careful programming of the fuel injection system. It's backed by a 4L60E 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission from Gearstar and it's built to handle more than 500 horsepower, so no worries about big power. A 9-inch rear with 3.73 gears on a limited slip puts down the power thanks to a four-link suspension with coil-overs. Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes provide massive stopping power and you won't find many chassis that are better detailed. A custom exhaust system with cut-outs sounds fantastic, and it rides on cool Foose wheels that look like a vintage Torque Thrust but handle modern Bridgestone rubber
Customs don't get much nicer than this. Thanks to a pile of receipts that reach deep into six-figure territory, this is a car that you can drive anywhere with confidence, and it will still draw a crowd anywhere it goes. Call today!