Any Tri-Five Chevy is a cool car, but some are shining stars amongst the standouts. This 1955 Chevrolet 210 Del Ray post coupe is in that rarefied category with a cool factory-correct two-tone exterior, the Del Ray special interior, and the V8 that launched a revolution.
This is the first year for the iconic shoebox Chevys, so it's important to get all the details right. That's why this Del Ray Club Coupe has its factory-correct Harvest Gold and India Ivory two-tone. The level of shine that this Chevy radiates makes us believe there has been a professional respray at least once during its lifetime. But it takes more than just nice paint to be a cut-above classic. All the brightwork looks like it has been expertly maintained to make sure that the bumpers shine like mirrors, and the panels line up so that the side trim continues uninterrupted. This is a truly great factory-correct presentation right down to the details like the two-piece wheels, rear fender skirts, and whitewall tires.
The 1011A on the cowl tag means this is a correct Del Ray model that comes with an upgraded color-coordinated interior package. Thus, part of the evidence of this detail-oriented coupe is the unique beige and green square pattern on the seats. They match the shades on the dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel for a full uniform classic. The presentation is exceptionally nice because there has been an investment in keeping this unique interior looking its best. Aside from the color coordination, these Chevys have a great looking interior that includes the dual-cowl style dash that resembles the Corvettes of the era. It is an exceptionally authentic presentation, which is truly special because the Del Ray is actually rarer than the Bel Air models.
Part of what makes these cars a legend is that 1955 was the first production year for the small block V8. The only optional eight-cylinder in this inaugural year was the 265 cubic-inch motor, and so when you open the hood, it's great to see this now-legendary V8 looking so authentic. Look beyond the excellent presentation of the bold orange paint and oil bath air cleaner, and you will see a motor that's ready to run, too. Newer spark plugs, wires, hoses, and belts kickoff a well-maintained package that remind you why the small-block Chevy is one of the best around. You can see from the undercarriage photos that this '55 Chevy is an all-around solid coupe, and the Powerglide transmission means you can easily show it off anywhere.
Rarity, history, and an overall great presentation, a 210 Del Ray like this is a great buy for those who love icons. Cars like this don't stay with us long, so hurry up and call today!