213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs , Georgia
Sometimes all you want is a simple car with a V8 and timeless good looks, and a few creature comforts never hurt. This 1955 Chevy 210 2-door sedan is a no-nonsense shoebox Chevy that runs and drives and great as it looks, and offers all the right upgrades to make it a fantastic cruiser that's still happy to hit the shows.
Thanks to a fairly complete renovation a few years ago, this great-looking Chevy has that classic look that never seems to go out of style. Judging by how quickly cars like this sell, we know you guys love the look and it's the kind of car you'd build yourself, preserving the integrity of the original while adding a dose of horsepower that makes it a blast to drive. Two-tone blue paint scheme isn't on the GM books but it looks period-perfect on the simple, clean lines of the '55 Chevy, and they added a hint of metallic so it has a custom look that really works. They also resisted the urge to make radical modifications to the body, because, honestly, do you really think you could improve on this? Thankfully, all the original trim is intact, with the 210 offering a less ornate look right out of the box and which works extremely well with the mild makeover this car received. All the trim was restored at the same time, and it includes clean 1-piece bumpers that give it a smooth look as well as a set of optional (and rare) bumper guards that really change the look.
The interior is a matching two-tone blue setup that's a lot more subtle than the original upholstery but keeps a period-correct vibe. Matching door panels are beautifully crafted and all the original hardware is intact, including handles and garnish moldings. Even the original dash and instrument panel are in place, fully restored, with auxiliary gauges neatly installed in the dash like they belong there. Upgrades include under-dash air conditioning that uses the original controls, an AM/FM/CD stereo, and an upgraded tilt steering column with a GM comfort grip wheel. The very trunk is finished to match, complete with blue carpets that tie in neatly with the rest of the interior when viewed from behind.
The great thing about the small block Chevy's longevity is that you can drop a modern crate motor under the hood of a vintage shoebox and it fits perfectly. Thanks to that smooth-running 350 cubic inch V8, this car cruises effortlessly at modern speeds, starts easily, and parts are plentiful just about anywhere in the country, so long trips are worry-free affairs. There's a mild cam inside, an Edelbrock carburetor, MSD ignition, and a Summit intake manifold to make it run right. Finned valve covers and an open-element air cleaner dress it up, along with a shiny chrome accessories and Chevy Orange paint. A giant aluminum radiator keeps it cool under the harshest conditions, and with long-tube headers and a recent dual exhaust system, it has an authoritative rumble to it. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission powers the original rear end, so it's fantastic on the highway and front disc brakes were added for safety. The front suspension was recently rebuilt so it tracks straight and proves you don't need a modern suspension to have decent ride and handling. 18-inch wheels give the car a hot-rod look and wear 235/40/18 performance radials that give it the perfect stance.
Classic good looks, plenty of power, and enough custom touches to make people look twice, this '55 Chevy is a great way to travel. Call today!
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