Chevrolet 1500 Custom Sedan Delivery
Chevrolet’s 1955 sedan delivery was new, based largely on the two-door station wagon but with some unique panels and a one-piece liftgate; just 8,811 of these were built. This car has been the beneficiary of a complete restoration about five years ago. The original engine was replaced with a Corvette 350 power plant, bored 0.030 over with four-bolt mains, Keith Black pistons, competition lifters and pushrods, Edelbrock aluminum heads, and a Weiand intake manifold. It is mated to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission feeding a nine-inch Positraction rear end. New blue paint is accented by a cream pinstripe and, correspondingly, all glass and trim have been replaced.
Other features include chrome modular wheels with tri-bar spinners, a custom billet grille with tri-bar headlights, and a Lecarra steering wheel. A Flowmaster exhaust system with long-tube headers gives it the right sound. All sedan deliveries have cachet, but this one has an added dose of flair.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
350 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and power hydraulic disc-front and drum-rear brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.
Source: RM Auctions
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