Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Sometimes all you want is a simple classic car with a thumping V8 and timeless good looks, and a few creature comforts never hurt either. This 1955 Chevrolet 150 Restomod 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 and dominate.
Thanks to a comprehensive restoration finished only 1,528 miles ago, this great-looking Chevy has that classic post look that never seems to go out of style. Judging by how quickly cars like this sell, we know you guys and gals love the timeless look and it's the kind of car you'd build yourself, preserving the integrity of the original design while adding a dose of horsepower that makes it a blast to drive. The classic bright red paint job looks period-perfect on the simple, clean lines of the '55 Chevy, and they laid off the metallic and pearls so it has a very honest look that's straight out of the '50s. Although thanks to modern materials and techniques, the luster and depth quality is a hundred times better than anything found back then, with a smooth finish that simply glistens under our lights. Sure, it's not a trailer queen, and an imperfection or two can be found upon closer examination, but at this price point it doesn't get much better than this. 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 150 offering a less ornate look right out of the box that works extremely well with the head-to-toe restoration this car received. All the trim was restored at the same time as the rest of the car, and it includes clean 1-piece bumpers that give it a smooth look that's not at all obvious. This 150 looks fantastic, ready to show or go.
The spectacular custom black interior was built for cruising and is loaded with goodies that make it an absolute pleasure in which to spend some time. Anchored by a pair of bucket seats that were upholstered by the pros, and including a matching rear bench, it's a skillful blend of restomod style inside this classic that really works well. A custom center console houses the Lokar shifter for the 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission, as well as a pair of cup holders and good storage space. A custom-painted tilt column and matching Grant GT red leather steering wheel give it a modern feel inside, while the original dash was beautifully restored to preserve the twin cockpit feel that was so popular at Chevrolet in the 1950s. Classic Instruments gauges in the original panel are a cool upgrade for the driver, and there's a Premier double-din touchscreen head unit in the original radio's slot in the dash that handles all the entertainment. Custom Bowtie floor mats protect the plush black carpets that are illuminated by bright LEDs, a powerful A/C system uses the original controls and blows freezing air through the under-dash unit, and custom aluminum accents in the dash add the perfect amount of polish inside. The door panels are exquisite custom pieces, as is the insane headliner above, and the trunk was finished with custom panels that include a killer enclosure for the speaker system out back.
The great thing about the small block Chevy's longevity is that you can drop a modern motor under the hood of a vintage shoebox and it fits perfectly. Thanks to that smooth-running and powerful ZZ4 350 V8 crate engine, 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. With plenty of giddy-up and the benefits of modern compression, it's happy on pump gas and an electronic ignition system fires it instantly. Finned Edelbrock valve covers and a matching air cleaner further dress up the gorgeous engine bay, along with a shiny new 12-volt alternator, modern A/C compressor, and power brake system that was painted to match the engine bay. A stock-looking radiator keeps it cool under the harshest conditions, and with Patriot long-tube headers that feed into a recent Magnaflow dual exhaust system, it has an authoritative rumble to it. The chassis is neatly detailed and features upgrades throughout, and with power steering and power front disc brakes out back it means it's a fantastic highway cruiser. Shiny staggered Boss chrome wheels were added to give the car a hot-rod look and they wear 225/40/18 front and 255/35/20 rear blackwall performance radials with plenty of grip.
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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