Here is a beautiful “55” coupe finished in Rich Red Burgundy Metallic with Pearl White 2nd colour. Interior is “top drawer” in complimentary Red and White.
This is a full frame off restoration in 2008. Purchased in 2011 and imported to Ontario, the previous owner has toured extensively and shown this car very successfully at many Ontario car shows.
The drive line on this car, is from a low mileage 1992 Corvette. The LT1 engine is mated to a 4L60 4 speed automatic transmission. The rear differential was swapped out, for a 9 inch Ford. Exhaust manifolds were replaced with a ceramic headers, and the engine has a tasteful chrome dress up kit.
Car has been updated by adding vintage air conditioning and painless wiring upgrades. Interior was custom hand crafted by Gillin Custom Design of Middletown, NY. The trunk has been completely customized with the same material as the interior. This car has “Belair Trim”.
The dash and window mouldings are painted to match the exterior, and a billet steering wheel and steering column has been added.
The front seats are hand made custom bucket seats, in the low style of the 50’s. Buckets seats are divided by a custom console which supports the power window switches. New gauges from “Classic instruments” Danchuck Signature Series replace stock gauges.
Wheel and Tires are custom “Coy” rims (18”) from Utah Nevada with Nixon “low profile” tires. Fronts are 245-40-18 and the rears are 255-45-18 wheel. Wheel tubs were not modified to accommodate those tires.
Suspension consists of Heidt stainless steel upper and lower control arms, with coil over front springs. A 500 series power steering box is used. 2 inch drop spindles allow the car to have a great rake.
Car has 4 wheel disc brakes plus a front roll bar.
Rear suspension is a Heidt 4 link, and all parts were powder coated.
The sound system is a Pioneer unit with remote control and a CD player with upgraded front, rear and centre console speakers.
You couldn’t build this car for $100,000 today.
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Stock # 110817
MS # 204