There are a lot of nice restomods and muscle cars out there, but
when you see a pro-built beauty like this incredible 1956 Chevy 210
Del Ray Restomod, you'll be astounded by the level of build quality
and fantastic performance. There's something special about a car
that has been so carefully designed and expertly fabricated that
you won't be able to resist showing it off every chance you get.
Featuring a killer paint job, comfortable interior, and great
performance via a Chevy Vortec V8 under the hood, this Tri-5 is the
one you want if you're looking to impress.
Shoebox Chevys will never go out of style, but it's hard to make a
rod that will withstand the passage of time. Fortunately, this one
delivers. The handsome good looks that the factory built into every
'56 Chevy come through loud and clear, with no major alterations to
the sheetmetal, and the sweeping 210 trim intact. The two-stage
Dusk Plumb finish, which has just the right amount of metallic in
it, looks so right on the vintage Chevy bodywork that it will
never, ever become the pastel turquoise of our generation.
Workmanship is great, with panels straight enough to practically
calibrate NASA's instruments and paint that looks as deep as Lake
Superior. It's not a perfect trailer, as it has been enjoyed a
little since it was built 1,295 miles ago, but it's a very high-end
driver that's worthy of your local car show circuit. All the
factory trim was restored to great condition as well, including the
bumpers, grille, and the side trim, and you can imagine how
expensive that kind of work really is. As you can see, the
undercarriage of this car was also restored to a very high
standard, and you'll be truly hard-pressed to find a nicer, more
detailed Tri-5 at this price point.
The new interior borders on art, with supple black-and-white hides
stretched over the stock seat frames. That buttery soft vinyl also
covers the door panels whose simplicity makes the design all the
more remarkable. The original instrument panel has been stuffed
full of new factory-style gauges, while a set of aftermarket units
below the dash further the scope of things for the driver, and even
though the interior is new it still maintains its original spirit,
which is the essence of professional classic car building. Some
creature comforts are included as well, like upgraded R134a A/C, a
retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo, a mini middle console complete with
cup holders, and a big, restored Tri-5 steering wheel that feels
awesome in the hands of any spirited driver. The rear bens is just
as beautifully appointed, and barely looks sat-in, while out back
the spacious trunk is finished to stock specs with a replacement
rubber mat, a full-size spare, and a relocated Optima battery
that's nicely tucked away.
Big power comes from a fuel-injected 6.0L Vortec V8 engine borrowed
from a 2004-model GM 3/4 ton truck with approximately 60k miles on
it. Packing stout horsepower and lots of torque, it's fed by a
modern fuel injection system, an aftermarket cold air intake system
helps it breathe, and the engine bay has definitely been dressed
for show. The firewall was smoothed, and along with the inner
fenders, was painted to match the exterior plum paint, and the
attention to detail even extends to how neatly hidden the wiring
and plumbing is. Other features include a Griffin aluminum radiator
up front that keeps the big V8 cool, Wilwood 4-wheel power disc
brakes, power steering, a frame that's been boxed for better
rigidity, along with A-arms and upgraded shocks/coils up front and
coilovers in the rear. A 4-speed automatic transmission is a
delight and the Currie 9-inch rear is stuffed full of gears for
tire-smoking acceleration and wonderful highway manners alike.
Speaking of tires, the Michelins on this beauty are wrapped around
American Racing alloys that finish off the look perfectly.
This Tri-5 Chevy is off-the-charts nice, and with only 1,295 miles
on the build its ready to dominate for years to come. Call now!