If a picture is worth 1,000 words, is a video worth 10,000 words? In this case, I think that sounds about right.
The Pick of the Day is a 1956 Chevrolet 210 restomod listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Glendale, Arizona. (Click the link to view the listing)
“1956 Chevy 210 restomod trimmed to Bel Air details,” the listing begins. “Roughly 3,300 miles since complete professional build.”
The real beauty – and sound – of this custom tri-five Chevrolet coupe is found in a comprehensive seven-minute video that accompanies the listing. Spoiler alert: the best part of the video happens at 3:20 when the seller provides a demonstration of the car starting up and idling.
That’s when the car’s beastly big-block 502cid crate motor comes to life and demonstrates just how mean a car like this can sound. Performance upgrades include aluminum heads, dual electric cooling fans, an aluminum radiator, four-wheel disc brakes, a four-speed 700R4 automatic transmission, BFGoodrich tires, and a Ford nine-inch rear end. The seller states that the fluids were recently changed.
The 210 model was marketed from 1953 through 1957 as Chevrolet’s midrange offering. Its name was derived from taking the production series number, 2100, and shortening it by one digit. The 210 (and its assembly line siblings, the 150 and the Bel Air) evolved into their second generation in 1955 when an all-new chassis was introduced and squared off “shoebox” styling was adopted.
Finished in a stunning two-tone red and white paint scheme, the paint and body work on this ’56 210 appear flawless, and the car was built on a new aftermarket chassis. There is not much that remains on the car that is original to its initial assembly, but the enhancements shown in the photos appear high-quality. Inside the cabin, we see Bel Air anodized trim, a JBL sound system, modern instruments, and climate control. This is the kind of vintage classic car that could be driven comfortably around town.
“Too many features to list and too nice not to see and hear in person,” the listing concludes. “Fantastic cruiser and drives great, although this was always indoors in a collection.”
An appraisal was reportedly done last September when the car was valued at $100,000. The seller is asking $98,000 or best offer for this muscular-sounding restomod.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.