You know how much of an icon the Tri-Five Chevys are, but you can
already tell there's something extra special about this 1956
Chevrolet 210. It has an intoxicating mix of vintage and new worlds
merged in a great-looking coupe with a performance V8 and a kickin'
stereo that has a legendary music connection.
The two-tone red and white color combination is exactly how you want this classic to look. The luster on extra luster is courtesy of a more modern respray, and there's so much detail work that it's the smoothest steel you'll ever feel. It sets the tone perfectly for how you want to be seen in this coupe - a great classic that has been enhanced for a little more "look at me!" attitude that happened back in the day. But more than just nostalgia, make sure you take some time to look at how it gets the fundamentals correct. All the body panels fit well, the doors close with authority, the chrome king bumpers shine like mirrors, and all the hard to find intricate trim specific to the '56 is complete. But this cruiser can do so much more than just let you live your American Graffiti fantasies. Those large Foose alloys that are staggered 20/22-inches front/rear for intimidating presence. And when combined with the adjustable air bag suspension, you can give this classic some true modern aggression.
Open the door to a Tri-Five Chevy like you've never seen before. The red and white theme of the exterior is continued inside with an intoxicating interconnection of these two tones. The way each color utilizes contrasting stitching on the seats and door panels really lets you know there was a lot of thought and investment in this build to give it a uniform presentation. And just like the exterior, there's plenty of gleaming brightwork, too. The dash shares its iconic dual cowl design with the Corvettes of the era, so special attention was paid here to give it the same color and clearcoat shine as the outside sheetmetal. And if you look closely at the steering wheel, there's a little bit of a reminder that you have decades of history in your hands. But this coupe isn't just about its past. The auxiliary gauges let you know there's something special under the hood (more on that in a moment.) And as you've poured through the interior pictures, you must have noticed the custom kick panels with all those speakers. And don't forget to check out the back deck or the trunk. Oh yeah, this huge power stereo is a custom addition to this '56 Chevy, and it's the real deal. This full sound system was designed by the former sound manager for the Allman Brothers Band! So there's so much that has gone into this total sound package that we'll run out of room describing it all (call for the full details.)
Under the hood is something truly special. The Tri-Five Chevys launched the iconic small block motor, and the largest displacement available for this generation was the 283 cubic-inch V8 like one seen here. So, this classic really respects its history. The V8 is dressed for car show duty with all the bright components, including the mirrored firewall. But look beyond all the shine, and you'll see that this is no ordinary 283 motor. It was fully rebuilt about 2,000 miles ago, and during that time they added plenty of performance enhancements, including an Edelbrock 600 CFM four-barrel carburetor, Corvette camshaft, Edelbrock intake, and Allstar performance distributor. So yes, people are going to be pretty impressed with the intimidating sound you make out of the H-pipe dual exhaust. Plus, the three-on-the-tree manual transmission gives you that perfect balance between retro-cool appearance and complete control of the enhanced V8's rumble and the power. And while you're looking over this car, don't forget to take a look at the undercarriage photos. The chassis is a deep black, except for places that are great to highlight, like the Heidts drop spindles and the drilled & slotted front disc brake package. Add in the grippy Toyo Proxes IV tires, and this '56 has some serious modern moves.
Complete with build receipts, maintenance records, owner's manual, and awards already won, this is a true one-of-a-kind build that's meant for a true enthusiast. If you can handle all the attention this Chevy commands, hurry up and call today!
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