Owner: Keith Gunn
Thank you for allowing me to share my truck with you.
This is the only truck I have ever owned, and really the only kind of truck that ever held much interest for me. The first 1955 (second series) I ever saw was purchased by my best friend’s father. Not only did I think it beautiful, it was FAST!
While attending an auto show in South Carolina I saw a pristine restoration of a ’55 and asked the owner if he new of another that I might restore. He knew of one in Broadway, NC and so my story began.
My truck was purchased new in early 1956 from the Pinehurst Motor Co. in Pinehurst, NC and was loaded with just about every available option except automatic transmission. Since that time it has never been titled outside the state of North Carolina.
The truck had been partially disassembled for restoration, and parts were scattered in several farm outbuildings. It was loaded up and carried to Siler City, NC where I was fortunate enough to find interested people to work on the restoration.
The truck was then completely taken apart, sandblasted and re-assembled on the fresh chassis. My goal was to retain the original appearance while at the same time achieving a roadworthy vehicle. I hope you enjoy the results.
Jim Carter Truck Parts was my primary parts supplier. The parts department, was most helpful with service and advise, especially Sheba Queen and Kelly Mitchell. I am also grateful to my friends, without, whose assistance the restoration could not have been done in less than a year, if at all. Special thanks to Larry Holder, Dale Testerman, Bobby Lambert, and Luis Borrayo.
Engine ‘ 305 CI small block Chevy with Edlebrock intake and Quadrajet 4 barrel carb.
Electrical ‘ 12 volt w/alternator
Brakes ‘ Dual master cylinder, power assist.
Transmission ‘ 3 speed syncromesh column shift
Cooling ‘ Stock original heavy duty radiator and high volume fan
Interior Cooling ‘ Vintage Air
Glass ‘ Tinted
Paint ‘ Chrysler Patriot Blue (PB-7) basecoat/clearcoat
Wheels ‘ Deep dish with mid-50’s police hubcaps and trim rings
Tires ‘ Michelin 235/75-15
You may contact Keith Gunn at firstname.lastname@example.org