1955 CHEVROLET 2 DOOR CUSTOM COUPE - 70942Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #1035 1955 CHEVROLET 2 DOOR CUSTOM COUPE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70942/70942_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1955 CHEVROLET 2 DOOR CUSTOM COUPE
2 DOOR CUSTOM COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #1035 - "The Retrolet" - Built by Scott Winfield and his talented crew in Winston Salem, NC, in 2002-2003. This was Scott's vision of a modern 1955 Chevrolet. Fabrication took 1 year and over 3,000 hours of labor. The custom frame was hand-fabricated using 2x4 boxed steel tubing. A Fatman independent front suspension was installed as well as a rebuilt Jaguar rear end along with independent rear suspension with coilovers. It has Wilwood disc brakes and wheels are Boyd Coddington Stingrays 20" rear and 18" front with BFGoodrich tires. The engine is a 502 Chevy crate motor with 502hp and 572 ft/lbs of torque and it is painted to match the body color. The transmission is GM TH 700R4. The exhaust is 3" stainless steel. The A pillar and roof is from a 1999 Chrysler Concorde, selected to fit the overall symmetry of the car. Most of the body is heavily modified new 1955 Chevrolet body panels including the fenders, rear quarters, doors, rockers and trunk. The front fenders were notched in 22 places and metal filled to shape. The leading edge of the hood was left from the 1955 Chevrolet. The hood nose is a 1956 Buick and a 1960 Chevy Impala roof makes up the rest. 1955 door skins were used with 3" cut from the top. Two sets of 1955 Chevy rocker panels were joined due to the length of the car. The glass was left unchanged. The quarter panels are mainly 1955 Chevy with the tops being rounded, rolled and 14" were added to their length. The trunk lid is a combo of a 1955 Chevy and Concorde. The trunk area and engine compartment were all hand fabricated. The dash, rear console and rear door panels were made from fiberglass and covered in leather along with the seats which came from a '95 Mazda MX-6. Classic Gauges were set in a '55 Chevy instrument cluster. The car has all power accessories including Vintage Air and automatic door and trunk openers. A CD sound system with remote was installed behind the trunk panel. The paint is glass smooth PPG Orange Pearl Mist with 5 coats of clear. Since completion, the car is shown only in late 2003 and 2004. A multiple award winner. The car has not been shown since 2004. It has been in 4 magazines and on ESPN 2 twice.
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