Cool cars don't just happen, they take a great combination of
colors, style, and performance, all of which this 1956 Chevrolet
210 Sport Coupe has in spades. Look closely and you'll find a
really cool cruiser with room for the whole family and a vintage
look that will turn heads everywhere it goes.
Any 1956 Chevy is a great-looking car, and this 210 hardtop wears the same sparkling trim as its siblings and wears it well. The sport coupe was what Chevy was calling the hardtop and you don't see many that haven't been modified or converted to Bel Air trim. Still, this car just looks great in the flesh, with nice black and white paint that shows off the vintage sheetmetal to great advantage, although the white areas could use a buff. Ignore the trim at the B-pillar, which is just the rear window, this is a pillarless hardtop, and the soft white paint works quite well with the black roof and lower section. This car also offers a lot of chrome (which was surely expensive to restore), plenty of stainless trim, and correct taillights that always look like some kind of trick custom aftermarket piece. No matter how many pillars it has, this is one great-looking car.
A car like this really shines when it's time to hit the road with some friends, with plenty of room for everyone. Stylish period-style upholstery helps to uphold the classic good looks, and wide benches fore and aft are all-day comfortable. And you'll undoubtedly hit the road frequently thanks to great road manners and lots of space for everyone. It's still quite stock, right down to the AM radio in the dash (which could use an upgrade), and we kind of like the honesty of a Tri-Five Chevy that hasn't been modified. Crisply rendered gauges look great through the spokes of a black factory steering wheel, and they kept it pretty OEM without even so much as an aftermarket temperature gauge under the dash (although there appears to be an auxiliary input for the radio and a selector switch on the dash). Recent carpets give it a plush feel and there's a rubber mat in the trunk, along with a vintage bias-ply spare tire and jack assembly.
The great thing about the small block Chevy is that it's eternal, and what worked in 1956 still works well today. This is a 265 cubic incher, which is probably how this car came new from the factory. It's got a correct air cleaner, a modest 2-barrel carburetor, and Chevrolet-script valve covers, all bathed in Chevy Orange, so it looks fairly correct. It's a little scruffy, but you could remedy that with some detailing or just leave it alone, because it runs and drives great and you won't want to mess that up. It's backed by a 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission that makes it easy to drive and a dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers maintain the period vibe. The chassis is tidy and not damaged and it rides great thanks to modern shocks and a set of 205/75/15 blackwall radials outside a set of shiny factory wheel covers.
We don't see many clean, honest Tri-Five Chevys like this. If you like them how they really were rather than with all their character erased, this is a fantastic choice at a reasonable price. Call now!