1956 Chevrolet 210SOLD

1956 Chevrolet 210

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First things first: this 1956 Chevy 210 hardtop really is as incredibly straight as it looks in photos. Powered by a stout 400-inch small block, filled with a trick custom interior, and looking like a six-figure build, this is a car that will win trophies and hearts at any show it attends. A lot of guys build Shoebox Chevys, but the key to building a great one like this is to let the original designers have their way. The 1956 Chevy was perhaps the cleanest of the three years, and with 210 trim, it seems to have exactly the right amount of sparkle. Of course, eyeball-burning red paint certainly helps, but it's the little stuff that really stands out on this car. For instance, note how the gaps virtually disappear in the ż front view, suggesting not only that they're tight, but that the panels are so precisely aligned that it forms an almost unbroken surface. That doesn't happen by accident, but rather requires hours and hours of tedious work that doesn't come cheap. The paint itself is two-stage urethane, color-sanded and buffed to a nearly impossible shine, and with just red, there are no distractions from the impeccable workmanship. All the original trim was retained, restored, and reinstalled for that perfect back-to-the-50s attitude. That gorgeous gray bucket seat interior is less than a year old and was installed at a cost of over $17,000, and it shows. Custom low-back buckets sport patterned upholstery that's modern, but subtle enough to not steal any of the bodywork's thunder. A hand-fabricated center console stretches into the back seat, creating a pair of separate buckets there, and integrates neatly with the original dash using a lower valence that also houses the vents for the HVAC system. A leather-wrapped banjo-style wheel looks right and frames the original instrument panel that's now filled with retro gauges from Classic Instruments. Lots of chrome and billet aluminum dress things up, and bringing the red inside helps brighten the otherwise monochromatic interior. An AM/FM/CD/satellite stereo has been stashed low in the console, just ahead of the T-handle shifter for the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. And with a price tag like that, you know the trunk is beautifully finished, too, with simple gray carpets so it's a usable storage space. Under all that chrome and polished aluminum, there's a stout 400 cubic inch small block Chevy, and it makes this Shoebox a real mover. With a 4-barrel carburetor underneath that huge open-element air cleaner, it has instantaneous throttle response that moves the car effortlessly. Obviously they spent a lot of time on the cosmetics, but service access is easy and this sucker runs superbly, so it's ready to cruise right now. Cast iron exhaust manifolds ensure a leak-free seal and cooler running and feed into a custom dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and polished tips. Fresh 3.08 gears give it long legs on the highway, and a tubular A-arm front suspension makes it feel decades newer on the road. And to get that perfect stance, staggered 17-inch American Racing wheels wear 245/50/17 front and 255/50/17 rear performance radials. With just over 800 shake-down miles, this Chevy is ready to cruise or collect trophies. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 225241

as of 5/6/2013

Overview
Car 1956 Chevrolet 210
VIN 56S201826 
Mileage 4,090 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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