Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
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!
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