Little delivery van with maximum style, 1955 Chevy Sedan Delivery Street Rod

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The '55 Chevy Sedan Delivery is both practical and delectable

While the 1955 Chevy Nomad gets all the love and attention, there were a few other wagons from that model year that also have great collector car vibe.

Take the Pick of the Day, for instance, a 1955 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery that was purely a work van in its day but is now highly desired for its unabashed style, especially as a street rod.

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This Chevy started out life as a delivery van for Sears, according to the Rogers, Minnesota, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.  Once its work days were done, it was restored in the mid-80s, after which it became a promotional vehicle for something called ACME Mascots.

“By 2000, the Chevy Sedan Delivery was in its second restoration with numerous upgrades and add-ons, such as power windows, power door locks and new LED tail lights,” the seller says. “The exterior and interior enhancements make this vehicle a crowd pleaser.”

The ’55 now stands as a credible street rod with a clean finish and a great look. Among the improvements were a new set modern of gauges, front disc brakes, new front suspension and exhaust, and a bunch of mechanical replacements to make it road ready.

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“The interior is nicely done in black vinyl bucket seats with floor shifter and a rear bench seat, all with new carpet,” the ad says.

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Power is provided by a 283cid V8 with an automatic transmission, the seller notes, and the car runs great and gets decent fuel mileage.

This Chevy van would make for a nice cruiser-night ride or cross-country driver.  A small-business owner might apply a vintage-looking logo to its sides, which would be a real eye-catcher.

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With just over 10,000 showing its odometer, presumably since its last restoration, the Sedan Delivery seems like a bargain at just $26,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

 

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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