1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups
|Body Type:||Cab & Chassis|
|Number of Cylinders:||8|
|:||“Pickup is operational and passed local licensing requirements. It is being relisted. It comes with a clear Utah title.”|
Up for auction is a wonderful 1955
Chevrolet Pickup with the classic full wrap around back window. It is being relisted. The pickup passed my local licensing
requirements and is operational. It
comes with a clear Utah title and standard
truck cover. Depending on your
preferences, it could be used now for your day to day needs or be the solid foundation
for your own one-of-a-kind classic restoration project.
A Chevrolet 350 V8 small block with Edelbrock intake manifold, Rochester
Quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor (with electric choke) and oversized radiator have
been added. It has a 4 speed (very low
first gear) manual transmission. The
engine starts and runs with plenty of power.
The clutch is strong, and the transmission shifts cleanly through its
gears. The engine oil, filter, radiator
fluid, air filter, and spark plugs have been replaced. It has (4) P225/75/R15 Goodyear Wrangler GS-A
tires on the traditional rims of its era with 50% tread left.
In trying to find the desired type, condition, and pickup year, it took
a locater service two years to find the right pickup that would become a
wonderful father and son project, which was enjoyed for many years. It is time for this classic pickup to find
its new home. As with any project, there
are things that have been completed, things that are in process, and things that
still need to be done. With regard to
all three, the following is an overview of those things I remember.
Frame and suspension: All the body parts were removed. The frame was sand blasted and powder coated. The suspension and steering parts were inspected
and serviced/replaced where needed. New
brake pads and brake lines were added, bearings inspected and serviced/replaced
where needed. The body parts were reattached
with new high quality steel fasteners so the truck could be operational during
The engine starts, idles, and runs
great. The transmission, differential, and
driveline were inspected and serviced where needed. A
parking brake cable still needs to be installed.
Electronics: New wiring was installed during the frame
restoration. All the lights and gauges
on the instruments cluster now work, except the speedometer/odometer, which needs a new
cable (odometer shows 996 miles). Headlights, blinkers, cluster
dimer, high/low beam and wipers are now functional, but the cigarette lighter (lighter
fine, needs power) and the cab overhead light still need to be addressed.
Radio/Sound: It has the original radio and is one of those
needs to be done items. The knobs turn
freely and move the station indicator.
However, there is no power, antenna, or speakers.
Environmental: The heater core has not been removed and
inspected, so the heater hoses have been bypassed for now. I can get the heater motor to blow, and most
of the levels and vent pulls to move.
Engine Bay: The
engine bay is in excellent condition (see photos). The firewall is very clean and rust free (this
was an important requirement for me).
Both inner fender walls and hood latch panel were replaced when the body
was reassembled. The hood springs are
showing their age. They will hold the
hood open, but at a bit lower angle.
Body: Overall, the body is in solid condition. While the body has some surface rust, I have
only found isolated areas where rust will require patch panels. These are in the traditional areas (cab
corners, and door steps). There are also
small holes from rust in the bed walls and others that were drilled in various
locations over the years for racks, lights, and other things that will be easy
to weld. There is a dent on the back driver’s
side and some previous bondo work on the passenger door that will need to be addressed.
The floorboards are in ideal condition with
only minimal surface oxidation. I have
tried to show all of the areas that I am aware of in the photographs. Photographs are of the actual pickup you are
Cab: The dashboard
and glovebox are in great shape, but the top trim piece next to the windshield
is missing. The front window is in good
condition, and the back window has been replaced with new glass. Both the driver and passenger windows are
showing their age and have small imperfections.
They gently operate, but were on the list to be replaced along with the
As mentioned above, we first removed
the body so that the frame, suspension, etc. could be worked on and then
reassembled it. This was done so we
could enjoy driving the pickup as we worked on it. It allowed us to get a feel for its character,
and let us think about which direction we wanted to take its restoration
(modern or traditional). Even in its current condition, it would still turn heads
and get wonderful comments.
NADA Values are as follows:
Low Retail: $11,300
Average Retail: $25,600
High Retail: $63,500The truck’s VIN number: M255K[hidden information] decodes as follows:
M = 3200 ½ ton
2 = Second Series
55 = Last two digits of
K = Assembly plant Kansas City
[hidden information] = Serial number
I have described the vehicle as straight forward as I can. If you have any questions or need an
additional photo, please ask. This 64
year old pickup is in great condition, but remember it is being sold “as is” and “where it is” with no warranty or guarantees.
is the responsibility of the buyer, but I'm willing to help on my end to
make sure all goes well with your transport at pick up time. Payment in full must be received and cleared prior to the
vehicle being released for transport. Deposit is nonrefundable. I
am selling the pickup with no reserve to the highest bidder. Good luck and thank you for looking.
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