This was the first year for the newly designed V8 engine including new fresh styling that set sales records for 1955. With the new design, sales jumped to 750,000 cars with 41,300 being convertibles. The new V8 engine had a bore of 3.75 and a 3-inch stroke for 265 cubic-inches.
This automobile has Power Pack (4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust) for 202 horsepower. The restoration was completed in 2003.