1955 CHEVY BECOMES "E-ROD"

GM got the write-up wrong, but it got the car “right.” The automaker’s description of its new ’55-Chevy-based E-Rod says, “The exterior wears factory-style chrome Bel Air trim, which accents the custom PPG colors applied by GM.” Well, the show car they built for SEMA is actually a Two-Ten. The heart of the E-Rod is a 6.2-liter 430-hp emissions-legal crate engine. GM Performance Parts says it was built to illustrate a typical install of the E-Rod engine kit. “It is a simple, clean and straightforward approach to building a ’55 Chevy,” said the car’s designer Dave Ross. “There are not many custom features that required labor-intensive fabrication; our goal was to depict how the E-ROD system could be incorporated in any classic vehicle, whether it’s a ’55 Chevy, street rod or ’69 Camaro.” The E-ROD package will be available through GM dealers, authorized GMPP retailers and the www.gmperformanceparts.com Website. It lists for $9,375.

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  1. Richard Smith

    Actually this 55 210 does have Bel Air chrome moldings installed on the 1/4 panels and doors. The Bel Air spear moldings are dished out and painted in the center. 210 spear moldings are narrower, all chrome with no dished out area. Originally all 55 Bel Airs had off-white paint in the side spear. This custom car has blue paint in the area that normally is white.

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