Eric’s Muscle Cars is proud to offer this beautiful 1955 Chevy Panel Truck! This is a First Series“Panel Truck”, the term was first used in the 1910’s. A panel truck was used as a small delivery truck with a fully enclosed body, typically without windows in the rear cargo area. Panel trucks were marketed for deliveries and other business uses. Often described as a small van (based on chassis of a pickup truck) were used mostly for delivery rounds, equivalent to a “delivery van”. Exterior Although mostly keeping with the exterior in the original GM styling, this is painted with a bright yellow exterior with black accents of running boards with Chevrolet step and new sun visor with chrome edge. The originally painted grill was swapped out with a chrome grill, chrome mirrors, chrome window trim, and chrome front bumper. The rear bumper has been shaved and aftermarket tail lights installed and four chrome exhaust pipes. Weld 15-inch wheels are on all 4 corners and front wrapped by 205/65R15’s and in back 275/60R15’s. Back dual doors swing apart to allow full access to rear cargo area. Interior The swing of the back doors opens to the wide-open panel van cargo area. The floor consists of oak planks that have been finished with a light oak color with darker wood strips between the planks. Gray tweed fabric covers the interior ceiling and walls, and under the fabric, the entire interior body is wrapped with Dynamat soundproof insulation. The seats are late model gray vinyl covered buckets “faux captain’s chairs” with electric driver’s seat. The center console is covered in oak and tweed with cup holders and flip up radio which boasts sound through two 6x9 exterior speakers and two in door 6X6 front speakers. The dashboard is painted black with new chrome grilling to complete the look. Two large Dolphin white faced gauges are in front of the rally steering wheel, with extra knobs and pulls. Drivetrain and Undercarriage Under the hood is a 350ci V8, topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake. It has TH350 3-speed automatic which pushes power rearward to 10-bolt rear axle. Frame and floor pans painted black with no rust. Front suspension independent coil springs, rear leaf springs with yellow shocks, and glass pack style exhaust.
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