A country of drivers have been household bound starting up in 1942 with the commencing of the United States involvement in WWII. Auto creation was halted that calendar year as makers geared up to make airplane, vans and tanks and what at any time else was desired for the war work. It was not until finally the nineteen fifties that the significant 3 vehicle makers, GM, Ford and Chrysler commenced to reinvent the car. The 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953 and 1954 Chevrolets received only modest facelifts and have been called uninteresting but dependable. However, in 1955, 1956 and 1957 visual appearance and engineering was improved radically by Chevrolet. Who was responsible for the new Chevy’s? Chuck Jordon, Harley Earl and specifically Edward Nicholas Cole, Chevrolet’s Main Engineer.
In Could of 1952 Typical Motors, Chevrolet stylist and Ed Cole commenced a 3 calendar year run on what the aged motor vehicle collectors 50 several years afterwards would get in touch with the greatest of the nineteen fifties Classic Vehicles. The initially Chevrolet generated throughout this new era of small cost dream automobiles, was the 1955 Chevrolet. It was launched as the “Scorching A single”. A national enjoy affair was about to commenced.
Chevrolet lose its uninteresting aged picture in 1955, replacing it with all new “Motoramic” styling. “Do not argue with this little one” warned a person Chevrolet ad in 1955. Chevy did have a ton to boast about that calendar year and it knew it. Completely redesigned, with loads of styling, add-ons, and a powerful new V-8 it was generally the most improved Chevy given that WWII.
The 1955 Chevrolet had three unique versions, Bel Air, Two-Ten and A single-Fifty, and sixteen new overall body types! The Bel Air Convertible, Sport Coupe two door difficult leading, four door sedan, two door sedan, Beauville four door station and the Nomad two door station wagon. The mid amount Two-Ten Sport Coupe two door difficult leading, Delray Club Coupe two door, four door sedan, two door sedan, Townsman four door station wagon and the Handyman two door station wagon. The decreased value versions have been the A single-Fifty four door sedan, two door sedan, two door utility sedan and the Handyman two door station wagon. Even much more pleasing overall body colors have been offered in 1955, with 14 good shade alternatives and 21 new two-tone combinations.
The new 1955 Chevrolet presented a V-8 motor for the initially time in 35 several years. It was named the 265 cubic inch “Turbo-Fire” V-8 which sent 162 horsepower with a two barrel carburetor and 180 horsepower with a four barrel carburetor. Also offered was Chevrolet’s aged trustworthy 235 cubic inch 6 cylinder that developed 123 horsepower. Transmissions provided a three-speed common, three-speed with overdrive and the Powerglide.
The new Chevrolet’s have been smoother, decreased and for a longer period searching. A grand overall of 1,704,667 1955 Chevy’s have been generated, setting a creation report in 1955. In response to this large desire only a person problem remained. What would Chevy do for an encore? The solution was the 1956 Chevrolet (Part two).