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Year
1955
Make
Chevrolet
Model
210 Delray Club Coupe
My grandparents bought this car new in from Moffitt Motors in Napa, CA. It spent its life in Santa Rosa, CA. Grandpa died in 1962, but Grandma continued to drive the car until 1993 when she was 92 years old. She lost her license in 1993 when she pulled out in front of one of Santa Rosa's finest. The policeman indicated she should be given a driving test which she did not pass. The car was built in Fremont, CA (known as the Oakland plant as no one knew where Fremont was in 1955) which is now the NUUMI plant where Toyotas are built. When I inherited the car it had 92,000 original miles on it. I replaced the 235 for Grandma in 1972 along with the Powerglide, and drove the car as is until the Powerglide refused to shift and the engine was using one quart of oil per day. I replaced the 235 with a mildly-pumped 327 and TH350 trans, which I upgraded to a TH2004R overdrive. I also installed front disc brakes, stereo, rally wheels, and Vintage Air. I had the body work and paint done in 2007 and at that time replaced the windshield, both door glass, window channel, all rubber, front seat, "Daytona Weave" carpet, headliner, and firewall pad.

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Very good story on the history on your car. Its only appropriate that you have it now.
 

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hi there can you tell me what you paint code and trim code is? I have a 55 belair paint code 631s and trim code 520 trying to figure out the dash color thanks
 
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