Any Tri-Five Chevy is a cool car, but some are shining stars
amongst the standouts. This 1956 Chevrolet 210 Del Ray post coupe
is in that rarefied category with a cool two-tone exterior, the Del
Ray special interior with added comforts like A/C, and a
performance-built triple-deuce 502 V8 backed by a five-speed manual
gearbox. There was a ton of money invested in keeping this looking
like a classic and adding the right upgrades, and all of it was
The shoebox Chevys are icons, and the superior appeal of this one is black and white. That's why this Del Ray Club Coupe has a great two-tone separated by the proper trim lines. Of course, you could never get this kind of luster and shine in '56. So what is grabbing your attention now is a full professional respray that takes advantage of vivid modern clearcoat. But it takes more than just great paint to be a cut-above classic. All the brightwork is present and shines brightly. Plus, the panels line up so that the side trim continues uninterrupted and provides that perfect two-tone separation along the profile. But the longer you look at this one, the more you realize it's much more than just a great-looking vintage coupe. It has aggressive touches like the Boyd Coddington wheels that are staggered 18/30 inches front/rear to give you a positively intimidating stance.
The 1011A on the cowl tag means this is a correct Del Ray model that comes with an upgraded color-coordinated interior package. Thus, this detail-oriented coupe has a unique black and white square pattern on the seats that nicely match the shades on the dashboard, door panels, and artfully original steering wheel. Aside from the color coordination, these Chevys have a great looking interior that includes the dual-cowl style dash that resembles the Corvettes of the era. And this one has extra sports car aggression with the Hurst shifter boldly coming up from the floor. But more than just treats for the driver, this Del Ray has been upgraded so all your passengers will be happy, too. That's why there is an AM/FM stereo with digital tuner, power windows, and ice-cold air conditioning.
Tri-Fives might be known for launching the small blocks, but this one reminds you that there's room for a big block under the hood, too. That's a massive 502 cubic-inch Chevrolet crate V8 you're looking at. And while the displacement alone should make you weak in the knees, this one has been further upgraded with a triple Demon dual carburetor setup, a performance intake, and long tube headers that feed a thunderous H-pipe dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete control over the sound and fury of this monstrous motor thanks to the Tremec five-speed manual transmission. More than just pure power, this custom build is a thoughtful driver. After all, the five-speed also offers a highway-friendly overdrive, and there's an aluminum radiator to always keep everything cool. Plus, the suspension has been upgraded with Heidi's control arms in front and traction bars in the rear. Add to this power steering, modern performance tires, and an upgraded four-wheel disc brake package, and you have a beastly Chevy that's easy to tame.
This '56 Del Ray is the classic you would build if you had the time. But instead you get to skip right to the fun part, and this cool coupe can have you cruising this weekend... but only if you call today!
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