1955 Chevrolet 150, 210, and Delray

1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten Club Coupe
The 1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten continued
to prove the popularity of mid-level sedans.

When the 1955 Chevrolet 150, 1955 Chevrolet 210 and 1955 Chevrolet Delray arrived, dealers had plenty to be enthused about. Not only were these Chevys longer, lower, and wider, but their "New Look" body was remarkably free of chrome excess -- a growing affliction of the Fifties.

Chevrolets featured a Sweep Sight wraparound windshield and jaunty beltline dip, both inspired by limited-edition GM cars. Drivers faced new Swing-Type brake and clutch pedals and an "airliner look" twin-cove instrument panel with central glovebox.

Bel Airs garnered the attention, but the half-dozen mid-range Two-Tens sold almost as well, and the bare-bones One-Fifty series had its own following. A Two-Ten sedan was the most popular two-door model, and the four-door wasn't far behind its Bel Air cousin.

In addition to the Two-Ten hardtop coupe, Chevy issued a Delray Club Coupe -- similar to the two-door sedan but more alluring inside. Any model might have a 180-horsepower Super Turbo-Fire V-8, a 162-horsepower Turbo-Fire, or the familiar Blue Flame six, now rated at 123 or 136 horsepower.

Billed as "red-hot hill-flatteners," the V-8 sedans were "setting the drag strips on fire," according to ads. Chevrolet easily beat Ford in sales during a year that saw records set throughout the automobile industry.

1955 Chevrolet One Fifty Police Car
This 1955 Chevrolet One-Fifty police sedan
showcases the versatility of the line.

1955 Chevrolet 150, 210, and Delray Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

150

3,070-3,275

$1,593-$2,030

125,446

210

3,130-3,355

$1,775-$2,127

805,309


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