Ever want to drive that perfect piece of classic Americana that's
instantly recognizable for being an icon and never leaves you
wanting for anything? This 1956 Chevrolet 210 custom build has the
legendary Tri-Five profile in a stunning two-tone on the outside,
A/C on the inside, and a performance V8 to keep it all cruising
During the work on this car, it is evident that a lot of care went into to keeping the panels straight and the gaps uniform. This is quite important because that bright side trim sweeps from front to tail, and the way you can tell when a shoebox Chevy has been done right is when the full body lines run uninterrupted like on this one. It proudly wears the correct 210 two-tone color scheme, which is a good thing since these were far more rare than Bel Air coupes. The metallic element of the deep green instantly lets everyone know this is one special coupe. While the white looks-period correct for this two-tone Chevy, its modern clearcoat has enough shine to keep up with the shimmer of the green. This one easily goes for the custom car set with features like the American Racing Torq Thrust wheels, racy taillights, and chrome with the kind of extra shine that even the factory couldn't make.
Inside is one of the coolest ways to get modern conveniences without sacrificing any of the vintage feeling. You can always tell an investment in an interior by the main components, but we suggest you dig a little deeper and start with the details. For example, Chevrolet would give you a green interior in '56, but unless you had a time machine, there's no way the carpets would ever feel this plush today without serious money spent in a quality restoration. The same goes for the period-correct cloth and vinyl seating and matching door panels. But you really start to feel it the added value when you slip behind the wheel. In front of you is a performance three-spoke steering wheel borrowed from later Chevy icons like the Camaro. Beyond that is a new Classic Instruments full gauge package. This allows you to keep the cool dual cowl dash that's so desirable on these iconic coupes, but you now get a lot more information on all the car's vitals. The radio fits right in with the bright dash, but it's been upgraded to an AM/FM/XM with digital tuner and aux input for your iPod - so now you can listen to the most modern tunes in your iconic classic ride. There's even an air conditioner running modern R-134a for easy servicing. Starting to get the picture on this one? It has a great vintage appearance, but it's subtly upgraded everywhere for everyday comfort.
The Tri-Five Chevys were the dawn of the small block, but they were never given anything as powerful as this. It starts with a larger 350 cubic-inch V8, and it has had performance components added such as an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, finned valve covers, and Edelbrock intake. It makes an impressive howl out of the dual exhaust. But more than just performance, this one was built to handle everyday driving with features like a new aluminum radiator and electric fan. This is purposely done because this impressive-looking Chevy was built to easily be a highway cruiser with features like the 700R4 four-speed overdrive automatic transmission, power steering, front disc brakes, and modern Michelin tires at all four corners.
As restored and updated as this Chevrolet 210 feels, you also get some amazing credentials with it, including original bill of sale, warranty card, and title documentation. This is one of those rare cars that celebrates its history while squarely keeping its eye on the future. The trophies you pick up along the way are just the bonus. Call today!!!