The iconic shoebox Chevy shape in a cool white & red color scheme
and a superb interior makes it easy to understand why this 1956
Chevrolet 210 is such an attractive coupe. But when you look
beneath the skin and see the supercharged V8, five-speed, and
fortified components - you soon realize this is the looker that
gets out in front and stays there.
Those large 17-inch torque thrust-style wheels that tuck nicely under the air ride suspension give this coupe a modern look, but the truth is the bodywork is pretty much as GM intended back in '56. And you can tell someone went to great lengths at one time to restore it. The body looks right thanks to good investments and that the two-door is more rigid than the hardtop. So everything fits well and the doors shut with confidence. When you look at this one in the sunshine, the two-tone red and white has so much gloss and shine it reminds you of peppermint candy. But the brightwork is the true key to this coupe's iconic appearance, and that's why we're happy when it looks as good as this. From the bumpers, to the jet-inspired hood ornament, to the delicate piece of trim along the window sills that accents the color separation, it keeps all the jewelry sparkling that makes these cars winners with the public.
And speaking of winners, you'll feel like one when you open the door. Some Tri-Five Chevys utilize cool original patterns for the interior, while others go for a modern leather... but this one give you the best of both worlds. The classic button-top and tuck-n-roll deign is a new addition made in fresh leather. And you'll find more solid investment in the new carpeting, microfiber headliner, and new glass & felts. This never loses its classic-style presentation, even when items were updated like the AM/FM/cassette stereo. And the controller for the full air ride suspension was hidden on the glovebox. Even the performance upgrades are period-correct. After all, the SW tach on the steering column, the SW auxiliary gauge trio, and the Hurst shifter are all the kind of products you'd see on the best street machines back in the day.
But once you lift the hood, all notions of an old-school machine are completely blown away, literally. The bold Procharger is a modern piece that's sure to attract attention. More than just supercharged power, this 327 cubic-inch V8 was built with the right fortified equipment. It includes 750 CFM blow-through carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum heads, roller rockers, Comp Cams hydraulic camshaft, MSD ignition, Be Cool aluminum radiator w/dual electric fans, and Eagle rotating assembly. Long tube headers add even more power as they also contribute to the rumble of the dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete control over this sound and all the fury of the supercharged V8 thanks to the Tremec five-speed manual transmission and dual disc clutch. This sends the power to the new Moser 9-inch Detroit locker rear end with 4.57 gears for power take-offs. The rear end has a fortified coliover setup to keep the wide rubber on the road. Plus, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and modern Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires keep everything well in control.
This is an awesome cruiser that respects its history in all the right places and then adds serious performance upgrades where you want them most. A fully built, ready-to-rumble machine like this doesn't come around too often, so call today!
The Pick of the Day combines Chevrolet big-block power with classic American styling for a visually stunning custom creation built to perform on the street.
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Vintage cars with movie or celebrity history often sell for over-the-top prices, far more than they would without the connection to fame.
When the Chevrolet 201 rolled out in 1953, the car was considered to be the midrange model for Chevrolet and proved to be one of the best-selling Chevrolet models of the ’50’s.
“This 1955 Chevrolet 210 demonstrates why it’s always good to have a plan.
When I first tried driving, my father had a ’55 Chevy.