Few vehicles are more quintessentially American than the truck; and in the truck world, few names carry as much weight as Chevy. Some of the most loyal buyers in the market, Chevy Truck enthusiasts use their favorite models as work horses, show queens and everything in between. And despite rising fuel costs, this dedicated group continues to be one of GM’s largest fan bases. That comes as no surprise when you realize, at one point in time, GM sold so many Chevys they considered the Chevy Truck brand a separate entity from Chevrolet cars. And with that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the market for classic Chevys is absolutely exploding! This stunning 1955 Half Ton is a unique combination of time, talent and exceptional attention to detail. And with its killer paint, stalwart small block and stylish leather interior, it’s the kind of top notch custom that’s guaranteed to make you weak in the knees!
Beginning life as a rugged icon, this super cool Task Force recently received a roof to rocker makeover which transformed it from “everyday runabout” to “cruise-worthy show king”. Judging by the reflections in its straight and solid body, this pickup likely endured a rigorous combination of back-breaking work and calculated fine-tuning. As you can tell from our pictures, its vivid House Of Kolor Pearl is so dynamic its presentation varies with light. And when you see this Half Ton in person, you’ll be amazed by the amount of depth and precision displayed throughout its entire build.
As expected, this awesome Chevy’s first rate detailing highlights both its solid form and stunning paint. At the front of the truck, a new ‘wide mouth’ grille rides between modern, tri-bar headlights, bullet-style parking lamps and a new chrome bumper. Above that grille, a Bel Air-inspired hood leads the eye to a desirable ‘small window cab’ that’s framed in fresh weatherstripping, bright stainless trim and professionally deleted wipers. At the sides of that cab, ‘flow through’ body lines combine with shaved emblems, shaved doors and a flush-fit fuel filler to create a clean, uninterrupted profile. At the back of those lines, a spectacular Oak bed is held down by spotless stainless skid strips. And at the back of that bed, an embossed tailgate centers stealth latches between billet rail plugs, ‘blue dot’ tail lights and a second chrome bumper.
Hoist this custom’s rolled hood and you’ll find a mean, 305 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 that’s been completely finished for show and fully built to go! At that top of that stout small block, a polished, shotgun-style air cleaner forces wind into coated Edelbrock carburetors that are juiced by a coated fuel pump, sleeved lines and a tightly braided hose. At the base of those carburetors, a chrome Edelbrock intake hangs a high quality billet distributor between chrome Edelbrock valve covers. At the base of those valve covers, fresh Summit Racing Street & Strip wires snake around coated shorty headers. And in front of those headers, attractive March pulleys spin a modern power steering pump between a polished alternator, a big electric puller fan and what appears to be a correct radiator. Aesthetically, both the Chevy Orange mill and its assortment of polished accessories seem right at home inside their roomy, body-matched frame. And details like a chrome brake booster, a chrome battery box and a polished overflow tank ensure this truck runs every bit as good as it looks.
Shimmy under this Chevy and you’ll find a clean, Satin Black undercarriage that, based on looks alone, appears to have led a quiet, accident-free life. The dressed 305’s power flows from a rebuilt 700R4 4-speed to a fresh driveshaft which twists a sturdy GM 10-bolt. That familiar rear end pushes the truck on a triangulated 4-bar suspension, which is equipped with small, adjustable air bags. Tracking is provided by a Nova subframe, which comes complete with correct A-arms, trick lowering coils and parallel linkage power steering. And quick stops are a cinch thanks to power front disc and rear drum brakes. At the center of the truck’s floors, a 3-inch, true-dual exhaust system breathes through throaty dual-chamber mufflers. At the edges of those floors, 18 and 22-inch Pro Twisted Killer wheels throw torque through 225/40 Federal Super Steel and 295/25 General Exclaim radials. And everything from the truck’s frame-mounted compressor and storage tank to its fresh shocks and beefy sway bar is well-planned, exceptionally executed and ready to work its magic!
But the show doesn’t stop there. Not by a long shot! When you pop this pickup’s doors, you’ll find a beautifully sculpted cockpit that features attractive ostrich inserts. Top dead center, a smoothed and painted dash hangs a classy Dolphin instrument panel above an analog air gauge and switches for the aforementioned bags. In front of that dash, firm, low-back seats wear attractive, two-tone leather that’s mimicked by both the truck’s tight headliner and streamlined door panels. Between those seats, a custom console centers a stylish B&M ratchet shifter between a modern Pioneer CD player, buttons for reliable power windows and big Pioneer speakers. Under that console, fade-free carpet stays clean thanks to color-keyed floor mats. And in front of the driver, a tilting steering column spins a polished wheel around a full set of billet pedals.
Someone spent a lot of time and money creating this head-turning half ton. And for our asking price, you’d be lucky to replicate just its paint and body work. If you’re an opportunistic truck fan, this fully sorted Chevy is the perfect way to turn your goals into reality. Don’t miss this chance to own a super cool custom that can be driven comfortably and shown with pride!