Lot F340 – New Orleans, 2018 Auction
This is an ARCHIVE listing, this car ran at our New Orleans, 2018 Auction
Lot F340 – 1955 CHEVROLET COUPE
- Year: 1955
- Make: CHEVROLET
- Status: N/A
- Mileage: 519
- Exterior: BLACK
- Interior: BLACK/WHITE
- Transmission: 6-SPEED MANUAL
- Cylinder: 350
In 1955, Chevrolet decided to fit its new car with an overhead valve V8 engine design, which was similar to the 1949 Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" V8 engine.
The new 265-cubic-inch overhead valve V8 was designed to be smaller, lighter, and more powerful than previous V8s in the auto industry.
Carefully considered details such as the one-piece front and rear bumpers contribute to setting the car apart from the pack, and the chrome 5-spoke mag wheels and blackwall tires give it just the right stance.
The Bowtie brigade will appreciate the much modified Chevy small-block V-8 residing under the smoothed hood.
A showpiece all its own, it incorporates a serpentine belt drive system with billet aluminum pulleys to drive its power steering, alternator and air conditioning accessory drives, with tube headers feeding a dual exhaust with performance mufflers to deliver the kind of throaty rumble guaranteed to attract attention.
The 350 cubic Chevy Performance Crate Motor also has an aluminum intake, performance carb, headers, dual exhaust, dual electric fans, and an oversize radiator to give it more power and reliability.
A 6-speed transmission with 4:56 gears add even more to the 55ís performance capabilities, and its once-minimalist accommodations have been traded for a handsome two-tone black/white bench-seat interior featuring a steering wheel, custom dash with performance gauges and controls.
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