0030 - Tri-Five Chevrolet - The History, The Story

Possibly the most collectible and modifyable of all classic cars and certainly one of the most collectible classic cars of all time, the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet models broke major new ground when it was introduced selling over a 1.5 million copies in just three years.

Today it may be the most popular collector car ever and popular with those who want to restore them but also those who want to modify them. From hot rods to pro street to resto mods to restored originals the Tri-Five Chevy remains a classic car icon. People love the sedans, the fuelies, the sedan deliveries, the Nomads, the Bel Airs and all iterations of this iconic classic.

The original car was designed under the auspices of the famous Harley Earle with Ed Cole heading up the engineering. Definitely a standard of GM excellence in the mid century modern era. The ground-breaking small block Chevrolet V8 set the standard for years to come to today's Corvette engine.


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Tony Barthel

Tony Barthel has been writing articles and blogs since 1996 with reviews of new cars, stories about old cars and the people who love them and finding the best car shows around for the Curbside car show calendar. He is also author of a book on event planning and public speaker on business and tourism marketing plus a YouTube creator of travel videos. Tony loves RVing and is the co-publisher of the StressLess Camping blog.