1956 Chevrolet Custom
When it comes to classic cars it is a pretty safe bet that the Tri Five Chevy’s will never go out of style. For years these cars have been the poster car for the classic car hobby and it has gotten to where even someone not really into classics can identify them. This 56 is an absolutely beautiful example of one of these cars and is in excellent condition. The car was very well built and transformed into something that is 10 times better than it was even right off the factory line. The car was completely disassembled during the process and put back together with only the top of the line components. It rides on an Art Morrison chassis that was powder coated Red. The body is flawless and coated in a Red with White combination. The paint finish is gorgeous and suits the car perfectly. With a lot of undercarriage components painted to match the body the car can easily be parked over mirrors at shows because the underneath is just as beautiful as the top. The chrome and stainless pieces have a great shine and are all cleanly mounted in place. It has the California bumpers in front and rear. The glass is perfect and tinted. You really won’t find any weak areas on this car and is the type of vehicle you can hop in and comfortably drive anywhere. The aftermarket Budnik wheels look great and with mini tubs in the back the wider rear wheel fits perfectly under the back fenders. It has a great stance and looks perfect whether it is sitting still or rolling down the road.
One of the cool things about this car is that it has the stock style exterior but when you look at the drive train, undercarriage and interior the fun really begins. It was a 6 cylinder car originally but that is long gone. It is now powered by a new LS1 fuel injected motor. Taking one look under the hood indicates how well this thing was put together. You find touches of Red throughout to give it a very clean cohesive look. Even the grills on the radiator are Red! The LS1 is a new create motor runs extremely well and has zero issues. It may look like an old Chevy but it runs like a brand new Vette. All of the nice luxuries are there too like the power disc brakes, power steering and air conditioning. The car was built to not only look great but to be driven and enjoyed. It performs very well on the road and truly needs nothing. The new 4L60E automatic transmission shifts smoothly and sends power back to the nicely painted gloss Black Ford 9 inch rear end.
The interior of the car is done in Beige leather and looks like new. The upholstery work shows no signs of age and was very well done. It has a split bench seat up front with high backs behind the driver and passenger. The dash has the original style layout but has been fitted with nice Billet trim and white faced Autometer aftermarket gauges. The gauges sit in the original location but instead of just the speedo incorporate gauges for the oil, temp, volt and fuel as well. It has a Budnik wheel topping off the tilt column that was painted to match. The Vintage AC is an under dash unit but utilizes nicely incorporated middle vents and side vents. The AM/FM/Cassette stereo works perfectly and it has a CD changer in the trunk so you can bring all your favorite tunes along for the drive.
We can’t say enough how beautiful this car is in person. It has less than 550 miles on it since being finished so it is a brand new build. It has had just enough miles to break it in while still keeping it looking fresh. It has a long life ahead of it and this is a great opportunity to take advantage of a just completed build without having to do the work yourself. Anyone who has built a classic in this style will tell you the cost invested greatly exceeds the asking price. $95000 us Dollars