The rounded styling lines and broad body panels of the 1955 Chevrolet Panel Truck give it a signature aesthetic, making it an ideal candidate for either restoration, or customization. This particular example follows the latter route, with bespoke touches added just about everywhere we look. The result, as evidenced by these photos, is one very hot classic Chevy truck.
The first thing to grab us is the paint job, which incorporates a white body with blue flames up front. It’s a nice look for the two-door, and comes complemented with a low, slightly raked stance, giving it an even more aggressive attitude.
This 1955 Chevrolet Panel Truck also sports loads of polished bits, including chrome window frames and running boards, not to mention the front and rear bumpers. Tying it all together are 17-inch multi-spoke Weld wheels, which are wrapped in 235/55R17 tires up front, and 255/55R17 tires in back. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 rubber provides the stick.
Just behind that chromed-our fascia is a Chevy 383 stroker V8 engine, which was outfitted with a long list of upgrades from Clevite, ARP, BRE, Moroso, and many others. Up top is a dual-feed four-barrel Barry Grant carburetor, while a high-rise manifold and ceramic Hooker headers help it breathe. A dual exhaust system spits the good noises.
The 383 mates to a 700 R4 four-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end.
To match the look outside, this custom 1955 Chevrolet Panel Truck also comes with a ton of polished components under the hood, with the alternator, pulleys, brackets, valve covers, and water pump all shined up. The frame was also prepped and painted.
Inside, we find a custom interior with cloth upholstery and white dash. A Colorado Custom steering wheel and polished steering column add the sparkle, while a set of blue digital gauges keep tabs on vitals.
This 1955 Chevrolet Panel Truck is offered with extensive documentation, including receipts, engine dyno sheets, build details, and additional pictures. It’s been with the same owner for the past 22 years, and was always garaged and professionally detailed. Now, it’s listed for sale in Southern California for $49,950.