Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
We sell a whole lot of Tri-Five Chevys like this pretty Viper Red 1955 Chevy 210. Why? Because their classic looks never go out of style, they're easy to modify and typically run and drive like modern cars, and a lot of folks grew up with fond memories of cars just like this. In fact, if I had to name the perfect hobby car, it might be something just like this.
Bright red looked great in 1955 and it still looks fantastic today, a tribute to the quality of the Chevy's design. This car was treated to some high-quality care during its rejuvenation, but it respected the original design. That means no chopping, no cutting, no shaving (although it has been neatly de-badged), but plenty of attention paid to things like gaps and finish quality. It's the details on a car like this that make it stand out (well, that and the sizzling Viper Red paint), and when it catches your eye, there's nothing on it that will disappoint you. The doors fit well, the line around the trunk lid is even, and the brightly polished stainless side trim between the doors and quarter panels fits so exactly that it looks like one single piece. Getting a car to look like this also requires a sizable commitment to the chrome shop, and all the brightwork is in exceptionally good shape, particularly the smoothed California 1-piece bumpers as the final touch; modern accessories that look totally right on a resto-mod like this.
Acres of rockabilly black-and-white upholstery inside make no pretense about being 100% period-correct and the interior cabin is so much the better for it. A comfortable bench seat with that custom-stitched pattern highlights a unique presentation yet looks right at home in the totally revamped '55 interior. More of the same custom upholstery adorns the door panels and rear seats, hugging the driver and passengers with a sense of padded comfort. Original gauges fit neatly in the original dash, framed by an aftermarket tilt column and wrapped billet steering wheel that's a slick upgrade on the original design. Vents for the Vintage A/C system are neatly integrated under the dash and a set of three auxiliary gauges flank to their left. The trunk was restored to stock and features an original-style mate and spare radial tire.
The engine is a 350 V8 with double hump/fuelie heads, topped with an Edelbrock carb and intake plus lots of chrome. Attention to the plumbing and electrical means that everything looks tidy and virtually everything that wasn't painted passed over a buffing wheel or through the plater's shop. Get your sunglasses, because this engine bay sparkles! The 350 is backed by a quick-shifting 4-speed manual transmission, so it cruises quickly and effortlessly and the Currie 9" rear is rugged enough to eliminate breakage fears. An honest undercarriage with nothing to hide features super-solid pans and detailed axles, an H-pipe dual exhaust system, and fresh suspension components including drop spindles up front. The odometer shows only 6,408 miles since the build, and given how clean the undercarriage is, that would be difficult to dispute. Power disc brakes at every corner stop the 210 on a dime, and power steering maneuver it with relative ease. Flashy Cragar SS wheels are aggressively staggered in their width, wearing 165/60/15s skinnies up front and 265/50/15s in the rear.
Just like all the others, this 210 Del Ray won't last long. Someone will quickly realize that this is as good as Tri-5 motoring gets. If that someone is you, call today!
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