Big engine, big tires, and big colors make this 1955 Chevrolet 210 Pro Street the vehicle of choice if you like making a big entrance. With an awesome custom presentation and a snarling yet street-friendly demeanor, it's the kind of car you can drive to the cruise-in and still rip off a few jaw-dropping passes at the strip.
Even without a big, obtrusive cowl-induction hood, you know there's a lot of engine hiding underneath when you need to cut louvers in to vent the heat from the block and whining supercharger. And you definitely won't be sneaking around with that retina-searing Vermillion Red paint from Sikkens, so you may as well go all-out, right? Unlike so many track rats, this car is actually finished for show with exceptionally good sheetmetal, even gaps, and a ghost-flame accented paint job that looks like it belongs on a show field. Traditional modifications include a shaved and frenched hood, shaved deck-lid, and, of course, the rear tub that enables a narrowed rear end and gigantic tires, which is impossible to miss. Tinted glass gives it a slick, updated profile, but the classic shape is still very evident, from the stock grille all the way back to the pointed taillights, which now offer smoked lenses.
Simple is better when it comes to high performance, and the interior in this Chevy is custom and comfortable without being fussy or over-wrought. Buckets from a mid-60s GM are comfortable and supportive and have been wrapped in very nice two-tone vinyl to match the rest of the interior. A B&M shifter is centered between the buckets for easy access to some quick shifting passes. The dash was fully refurbished to stock to include the original AM radio, with a few upgrades in the form of an AutoMeter gauge centered and mounted underneath, and a Flaming River tilt steering column with a Grant steering wheel rested atop it. The door panels and rear seat continue the comfortable two-tone design, and the cabin provides plenty of space for brave and trusting passengers. The trunk was finished to match the carpet and includes a relocated battery box and fuel cell.
OK, OK, we'll get to the good stuff. The engine is a 350 cubic inch small block Chevy, further powered by a Weiand Street Supercharger and yes, it cackles and snarls like you'd expect, but it's totally streetable and surprisingly capable in traffic, evidence of an expert build. Sitting on top of the aluminum intake manifold is an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb that breathes through a dual-filtered Holley air cleaner, and an MSD ignition system and aluminum radiator were added to further reliability. Chrome Moroso valve covers and headers adorn the block, and careful attention to wiring and plumbing make it as much a show car as performance machine. The transmission is a built 700R4 overdrive with a 2000 stall-convertor and out back there's a narrowed Ford 9"" containing 3.89 gears and Moser Performance axles, tucked-in neatly into the tub. Drilled-and-slotted rotors on the Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes provide much-needed stopping power, and power steering is the clearest sign that this Pro Street Tri-5 is well-equipped for the road too. Billet Specialties wheels wear 215/65/15 front and fat Mickey Thompson 31x18x15 rear tires that fit neatly under the tubbed rear.
A great combination of street and strip, with a dose of show car flash to go with it. How can you lose? Call today!