1954 was also the year that Chevy finally put the larger 235 cubic inch inline-six under the hood. Borrowed from the larger Load-Master line, it features full-pressure lubrication, a heady 7.5:1 compression ratio, and aluminum pistons, and makes a very usable 112 horsepower and 200 pounds of torque. This one has been rebuilt and neatly dressed in corporate blue engine enamel and a custom-painted valve cover with the ‘Chevrolet’ script highlighted in matching blue paint. The engine bay is tidy and shows signs of proper maintenance, but it’s quite stock, right down to the factory-style carburetor, oil bath air cleaner, and generator for making electricity. The 3-speed manual transmission shifts neatly and even though it’s geared for driving around town with a load, it’s happy buzzing along on the open road at 55 MPH. Underneath, it is very clean, offering a stock exhaust system and a set of recent 6.00-16 BFGoodrich bias-ply whitewalls on painted steel wheels for a period-perfect look.
Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States