If you guys didn't already know...
I kind of collect cars.
I have a vast range of stuff that interests me, so it's not like I have a bunch of stuff that everyone likes.
People seem to like my latest acquisition though, so I thought I'd share.
It's a 1955 Chevy 210 sedan.
I actually had people taking pictures of it while I was bringing it home.
It's the oldest (and raggediest) car I've ever bought, but it was kind of a "field find", and I bought it from the 2nd owner.
The original owner (or at least the family) owned it until 2013, then sold it to a rural junk yard who apparently decided to keep it as a decoration for the past 7 years.
They claimed it was still running until about a year ago, and I believe that because of how close to roadworthy it is now.
It's surprisingly intact and has all of the trim, a Motorola Volumatic AM radio, most of the original rubber floor mat (the one with all the tiny Chevy emblems on it), and an inspection sticker from 1977.
Yeah, I know, it's a four-door (I like four-door cars)...
but it's got a V8 (265), and it's an automatic (Power-Glide), so it checks a lot of boxes for me.
The '55s are my favorites of the tri-fives too, so I'm really happy I ran across this and went out of my comfort zone to get it. (I almost passed on it for three different reasons.)
It needs a lot of work, but it's not as rusty as it looks.
It's got a couple of layers of house paint on it and the brown is showing through the beige in most spots. LOL
The factory colors are Glacier Blue on the roof and Shoreline Beige on the rest of the body.
It's got a blue interior.
I've already pulled the dump truck tires off, and bonus points to anyone that can name what vehicle those hubcaps came off of.
It took me a while to figure that one out.
Anyway, let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas for the build, feel free to chime in.
I haven't really decided which way I want to go with this one yet.