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Hit The Beach In This 1955 Chevrolet Delray

By Jeffrey N. Ross Aug 14, 2019
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By Jeffrey N. Ross Aug 14, 2019
A lesser-known footnote in the Tri-Five lineup.

Before the Chevrolet Delray became its own trim level for 1958 (just a single model year), this name was used as a trim level on the Chevy 210. Named after Delray Beach in South Florida, the Chevrolet Delray used on the Tri-Five Chevys (1955 to 1957) helped spice up the interior with a unique pattern on the seats color matched to the exterior.

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This particular 1955 Chevrolet Delray listed for sale by Classic Auto Mall has been completely restored, but it is still has the same India Ivory and Onyx Black two-tone paint scheme that a factory car wore. This paint scheme, along with the chrome trim, hubcaps and white wall tires makes this Delray about as elegant and low-key as a Tri-Five Chevy can get!

Inside is where the real difference between a standard 210 and the Delray is obvious. Looking like the tile floors of a Florida beach house, the interior of the Delray received an exclusive waffle-shaped pleating on the seat bottoms, seat backs and door panels. To match this car's black-and-white exterior, this Delray features black squares with white piping and large, white trapezoidal swathes on the seat backs.

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While most of the car is stock, the sole exception is the floor mounted chrome Hurst shift handle and cue bal shift knob. Although the '55 Chevys offered a V-8, this Delray is still rocking its original 235 CID Blue Flame inline-six engine making this a smooth, easy crusier.

Bel Airs and Nomads might be the most popular of the Tri-Five Chevys, but this 1955 Chevrolet Delray will definitely get attention at car shows. This beautiful Chevy Delray is currently listed for $29,000, but you can also make an offer by clicking HERE.


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