The 1955 Chevy truck is an interesting story. The style started out nearly identical to the 1954 but about halfway through the year Chevy decided it needed to keep up with the new models of other brands and it introduced a completely new looking truck. The new look was from their task force line of trucks and is the body style more associated with the 55 Chevy truck.
The engine in the task force line of trucks got a powerful upgrade in a 154 hp V8 engine. These engines were actually lighter in weight than the old models but were an incredible upgrade in power. The 1954 Chevy pickup still had the step-side design but other than that the body was completely changed.
This 1955 Chevy truck for sale on ebay shows just how different they look from the 54 Chevy. One of the biggest things that stands out is the change in the grill. Very pronounced and heavy grills were used on the older trucks. The grill is still the dominant feature on the front of this truck but it’s much more subtle. From the listing on ebay it appears that this truck has actually been restored quite nicely and it commanded a decent price. After 21 bids it sold for $13,000. I wish I had that kind of money to sink into a classic auto like this one but I’ve got large enough payments as it is and I’ve convinced myself to never carry a car payment again for as long as I live. We’ll see how well I stick to that. I imagine it’s more like a smoker who quit for 1 day and promised to never smoke again. It’s just a matter of time before we break.
Considering the name of this website is Jacked Up Lifted Trucks, I like to slip in a jacked up lifted truck here and there. There aren’t many lifted trucks from the 50s on the Earth. It’s a shame because they look so cool but it makes sense. There aren’t exactly 1955 Chevy truck parts available to lift a truck like this. You must improvise. I’ve seen some rat rod models that were built on S10 frames that would make the job easier. Throw the 55 body on an S10 frame and then use an S10 lift kit to get the job done. Of course, I have no idea what it takes to put a 55 body on an S10 frame. I’m just a fan, not a mechanical genius.