Body Off Built Bel Air EFI LS3 V8 480 HP Tremec 5 Speed Morrison Chassis PS A/C
- 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LS376 V8 / 495 horsepower
- Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
- Moser 9-inch rear axle
- Art Morrison chassis / Art Morrison suspension
- Power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
- 18-inch Billet Specialties Vintec wheels / Fully polished
- Lightly modified body
- Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Clarion audio
- The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration
- Sale includes restoration photos
* The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration
* 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LS376 V8 / 495 horsepower
* Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
* Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Clarion audio
* Art Morrison chassis / Art Morrison suspension
* 18-inch Billet Specialties Vintec wheels / Fully polished
* Power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
* Moser 9-inch rear axle
* Lightly modified body
* Sale includes restoration photos
All you have to do is look at our sold inventory page to confirm that tri-five Chevys are some of the most popular and in-demand collector cars on the planet. Factory-correct Bel Airs, especially '57 convertibles, tend to leave our RK Motors Charlotte showroom almost as fast as they arrive. And if you want a chrome-laden show boat that's great for garage parties and Saturday afternoon parking lots, a car like that is all well and good. But what about enthusiasts who demand more? Combining a healthy dose of resto-mod attitude with one of the best automotive designs ever produced, this irresistible 210 is a high-power monster that puts a new spin on an old favorite. Best of all, you can have all this old school MoTown swagger AND upgraded mechanicals for significantly less than the cost of any restored-to-original concours queen!
Showcasing timeless Chevrolet lines that are draped in resolute green and silver paint, this fantastic 210 is the beneficiary of a high quality, frame-off restoration that created one chic classic. After spending many years rolling down the road as a bone-stock bowtie, the car's solid body was shipped to a professional shop for a high dollar overhaul. Once completely stripped and thoroughly worked, that body's panels layered smooth base under tough clear. And today, this slick resto-mod is right at home turning heads on the road OR logging points at the show!
Not surprisingly, this Chevy's dynamic pigment creates a fabulous foundation for a select array of mirrored bolt-ons. At the front of the car, a smoothed bumper frames a polished grille, LED parking lamps and modern headlights that sport stylish halos. At the top of that grille, a smoothed hood flows to smoked glass, which seats polished wipers beneath polished frames. At the base of that glass, a silky profile centers shaved doors behind '56 210 trim spears. And at the back of that profile, a smoothed and tucked bumper splits the difference between a requisite trunk crest, Magnaflow exhaust tips and LED taillights that hide a relocated fuel filler.
Gaze upon this sedan's body-matched engine bay and you'll find 6.2 liters of small block fury! Officially known as the Chevrolet Performance LS376/480, that $8,438 crate engine twists respectable 10.7 to 1 compression into 495 horsepower and 473 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of the block, a monochromatic air tube funnels wind in to a proven GM throttle body, which feeds a lightweight GM intake. That air meets spark in rectangular-port L92-style heads, which ride under body-matched coil covers. A nodular crank, powdered connecting rods and hypereutectic pistons compress that volatile union. A racing-inspired LS Hot Cam maximizes intake efficiency through better breathing. Speaking of breathing, the smooth mill funnels spent gases through coated, long-tube headers. There's a polished PRC radiator that's slid between a polished support, polished fluid reservoirs, a polished condenser and spry SPAL puller fans. Polished serpentine components spin a polished alternator opposite a polished AC compressor. Quality Infinity Box wiring combines with stainless fluid lines, a Powermaster XS starter and fresh AC Delco plug wires to detail otherwise purpose-built performance. And, as you likely deduced from our high-resolution photos, the all-aluminum mill rolls in a detailed frame that's finished with billet braces, Eddie Motorsports supports and a smoothed firewall.
Not surprisingly, the bottom of this road ready tri-five continues the theme of pairing proven hardware with enhanced technology. Behind the awesome small block, a smooth shifting Tremec TKO600 5-speed, built for 600 horsepower, sends thrust to an aluminum Moser 9-inch that's equipped with tough Strange axles. That driveline hangs in a full Art Morrison chassis that's fitted with beefy sway bars, modern coil-overs and polished tubular control arms. Turns come courtesy of power rack-and-pinion steering. Speed is scrubbed by 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors, which slice Wilwood 4 and 6-piston calipers. Polished, stainless exhaust pipes funnel spent gases through polished, dual-chamber mufflers. All that reliable hardware rolls on fully polished Billet Specialties Vintecs, which spin 245/40R18 Yokohama S.drives in front of 275/40R18 Yokohama S.drives. And fully sorted details like stainless fluid lines and a polished stainless fuel tank ensure this classic bowtie is ready for years of carefree cruising.
Inside this Chevy, pillowy leather surfacing is the central theme of a custom cockpit that was installed by Paul Atkins Interiors. Power bucket seats join a restored bench to frame a custom, silver-trimmed console. That console floats a traditional Hurst shifter behind Vintage Air conditioning and controls for modern Clarion audio. Linear door panels seat polished handles and hand-formed trim in front of modern power windows. At the floor, fresh Daytona carpet looks as crisp as the day it came out of the box thanks to piped mats. At the front of the cockpit, a silver-trimmed dash frames Dakota Digital telemetry. The driver stays connected through a stylish Billet Specialties steering wheel, which spins a half-wrapped rim around a tilting column. And the passengers carry their essentials in a custom-upholstered trunk that's finished with polished billet supports.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* Restoration photos
* Component literature
What started out as America's first low-priced hardtop has now become a legend. And today, the 1955 Chevy is one of the most exclusive and highly-sought collector cars of all time. If you've been searching for a top-notch tri-five custom that's as much fun to drive as it is to show, this cool sedan's attractive combination of great performance and classic style simply can't be beat!
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First I would like to say that the staff at RK Motors were very professional and courteous. I was very impressed with the write-up and the details that were presented on this car. The photo shoot was amazing and the video was outstanding. Tony Klein, the consignment manager was amazing to work with. Tony always answered all of my questions within a timely manner. I was impressed with the time frame in which my vehicle was sold. I would and have recommended RK Motors to all of my car enthusiasts. Thank You RK Motors for a great job!