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1955 Chevrolet Corvette

Current Project
Current Project

Highlights

  • Year: 1955
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Open Sports Car
  • Exterior Color: Harvest Gold
  • Interior Color: Woodland Green
  • Complete Restoration

Description

Here's one in for the Farland special, a complete restoration on a one-year-only 'Harvest Gold' Corvette. Like many restorations this came to the shop as a driver; a bit worn but still out on the road. The 1955 is the first year Chevrolet offered the Corvette with a V8, thus the large “V” in the badge. On initial disassembly we found that the front end had been previously repaired, while there weren't many indicators, we did find incorrect rivets had been used previously.

Of course, we replaced those with the Chevrolet standard rivets. From there we handed the car off for paint. Mike worked to get the Harvest Yellow just right. You can see him in the attached video. And now Keith is working on the reassembly process. There's always things we run into throughout the restoration process, most recently Keith has been working to source a remanufactured brake booster for the car.

While it's a time consuming process, it ensures that this classic will be numbers matching and ready for next year's harvest! Did you know in 1955 Chevy nearly ended production of the Corvette name? To learn more, go check out Pat's recent blog post on Corvette history!

The 1955 is just about finished. We are waiting on a few parts and it will soon be cruising again.


Specs

Year
1955
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Engine Size
4.3L V8 Smallblock
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Harvest Gold
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Interior Color
Woodland Green
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor