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- Description: PLEASE NOTE THE TIME I AM ASKING YOU CALL IF NEED BE IS BETWEEN 10AM EASTERN TIME, AND 9 PM EASTERN TIME. PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME IT SAYS. I TRIED TO CHANGE IT TO WHAT I WANT, BUT IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO PACIFIC TIME. THANK YOU!
I acquired it in May of 1982. I have had the body off of the frame 2 times as per my desire to change the color. I was recently toying with the idea of making this either a Gasser, or Rat Rod. The car is nice enough to be put back to its original factory condition, as I haven't done any chopping modifications on the body, or frame.
The car comes with:
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door station wagon –in primer Disassembled. Very straight, and near painting stage. Frame off restoration in progress. Frame back on, under-chassis finished including 4 New Ball Joints,A frame Bushings, front springs, front shock absorbers, and also have put in new spindle (tapered)bearings from a 1965 full sized Chevy, as they bolt right in, and replace the "old style" Ball Bearing style bearings, that are very "old school technology" and could freeze up at any time on the open road. New Rear Springs and nylon mounting bushings, spring anti-seperating holders(so springs don't seperate if racing, or "romping" on it), 538 Posi rearend strengthened for twisting or bending and completely refurbished internally)Bolted back to chassis with new Mounting bushing set, and laser centered for accuracy so the car will not be "dog tracking" down the road. Dash and interior floors painted (GM torch red). I have original ownership papers, and they are from Ohio where it was last registered. (but this was originally from California and the owner moved to Ohio) There are 2 hoods. The original hood, and the hood that was used for racing with a hood scoop on it(has a crack on the tip of the scoop, but can be cut shorter) both need points fixed.
It comes with 1 of 2 motors, the first is a small block 1965 283 cu.in. motor, it has 305 heads on it, and really should be rebuilt(gone through) before installation. OR a 1970 396 cu.in. disassembled engine, that also would need to be rebuilt. (I was going to bore it .30 Over and make it a 402)You may choose 1 or the other "but not both"
(I need to let you know that if you decide to choose the big block 396 engine, you will need to alter the center section of the firewall, so that the motor would fit properly, where the small block 283 will bolt right in.) This car also has on the vin plate the V8 code as this was an original V-8 engine car
I also have as far as transmissions go, a 1970 turbo 400, that should be rebuilt, and a 700r overdrive tranny that is completely rebuilt, and can be bolted in.(probably would be good for this car as it does have the 538 posi gears, and would not have to change pumpkins) You may choose only 1 transmission, you do not get both.
This is the first time I am mentioning that I have an M22 Muncie 4 speed tranny(ROCK CRUSHER) in this auction. If that is your desire, (instead of the turbo 400, and the 700r overdrive tranny) then you must add $1,500.00 to the $7,000.00 price(and there is no negotiation about it) That will make this car price $8,500.00.
I mentioned the 538 posi rear end, that has been strengthened profesionally, as well as gone through for anything that it needed(bearings, seals, etc.) It also comes with an extra (additional)stock non-posi pumpkin(that is not painted). New Bias–ply Mach 70 Belted 15 inch tires mounted on New Cragar chrome reverse style wheels, with wire baskets/with Cragar locks-n-lugs, for the wheel to the hub, and the basket to the wheel. Rear bench seat tuck-n-roll design with original front bench (not restored). 2 Plymouth Fury “high back” bucket seats that have been restored, but do not match the tuck n roll design of the back seat, also come with the car if you like. Brand new Hurst floor shifter in box(for automatic transmission). New complete front to rear wiring harness, which has the front under hood harness for using an alternator, instead of a generator, light bezels, door handles, weather stripping, window whiskers, window mounting rubber, tranny cross member, drive shaft loop for racing, or just safety of not getting hurt because of a broken u-joint), & extra parts from DanChuk classic chevy parts. Brake shoes, fully rebuilt wheel cylinders, even new in box emergency brake cables also come with this. Interior panels are new hardboard covered with diamond design black velvet. Nylene Head liner was purchased new from C+P Chevy parts in Pennsylvania, but re-sewn in plain black velvet. Other many new parts, and extras,including roll of red shag carpet for interior floor. I have posted all the restoration process photos here, E-mail me for information. I have owned this since May of 1982, and am to the best of my knowledge, the 3rd owner. Originally used as drag racing car(From California) and was classed as a Stock O automatic. I was told that this was also a national event winner once, but I do not have proof of what year, and event it held that title.
Selling as I am having too many problems completing restoration because of limited physical abilities. "Asking $7,000.00 FIRM"($8,500.00 FIRM with the Rock Crusher tranny)
Buyer must provide Own pick up for rolling chassis, doors, and all parts etc. If you are seriously interested, Please call me at (716)491-0427. If I do not answer, please leave your name and a number I may reach you back at, thank you!
- By: chevytom55
- Number of photos: 70
- Updated: Mon Mar 1, 2010 9:32 am