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Real Barn Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

Although the Chevrolet Bel Air was introduced back in 1950, it’s the ’55 through ’57 models that enthusiasts typically have recurring dreams about, the years lovingly known as the tri-fives.  Sadly, the fifties decade was a long time ago,… more»

Original Paint: 350-Powered 1957 Chevrolet 210

Lately, we’re seeing a flurry of “Tri-Five” Chevies popping up here on Barn Finds. Perhaps it’s the time of year, you know “Spring is in the Air” and all that! This ’57 210 2-door sedan could be considered a… more»

924 Horsepower Gasser: 1955 Chevrolet 150

When it comes to road movies I could watch over and over in my youth, Two-Lane Blacktop may not have been an all-time favorite but it certainly gets an honorable mention.  However, its impact wasn’t so much for the… more»

Just Needs Finishing: 1957 Chevrolet 210 Wagon

Of the Tri-Five Chevies (1955-57), most people would say that the ’57 is more desirable because of the styling updates it received. The 210 was still the middle trim level, and the VIN decodes the one here as such…. more»

Cheap Project? 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The seller of this 1957 Chevrolet feels his reduced price of $5,500 is a very reasonable exchange for all of the potential he’s seeing here, and with this price reflecting a reduction of five hundred dollars already plus the… more»

Rebuilt Drivetrain: 1956 Chevrolet Delray Club Coupe

During the “Tri-Five” era of the Chevrolets (1955-57), one of the less-often mentioned models today was the Delray Club Coupe. It was a part of the mid-range 210 series and was only available as a 2-door sedan. It came… more»

One Prior Owner: 1956 Chevrolet 210

Given that nearly five million of the “Tri-Five” Chevrolets were built in 1955-57, quite a few are still out there today. In the middle year, 1956, the 210 2-door sedan was the third most popular model/body style at more… more»

Original Paint! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

When you’re actively in the market for a tri-five project, it’s not uncommon for various obstacles to pop up during the search, as many of these cars seem to be plagued with rust issues or have already gotten modifications… more»

Sport Coupe Hardtop: 1957 Chevrolet 210

1957 was the final year for the Chevrolet 210 series, which was first marketed in ’53 as a mid-level offering placed between the bare-bones 150 and the more upscale Bel Air.  During the 1955 mid-season, Chevy reintroduced the Sport… more»

Texas Barn Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

When it comes to the Tri-Fives, it’s hard to go wrong choosing a ’55 for a project, and when it’s a droptop plus the more upscale Bel Air model that sweetens the idea all that much more.  This one’s… more»

Desert Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

Even though this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air only started out with two shades of paint colors originally, Regal Turquoise and India Ivory, throughout the decades it’s gained others so if you dig patina this one might make a fun… more»

Former Drag Car! 1957 Chevrolet 210 4-Door

Some number of the original 1955-57 “Tri-Five” Chevrolets found themselves turned into drag cars. They were fairly light vehicles that were easy to modify. Such was the case with this ’57 210 which was a racer almost from the… more»

Unrestored Original 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan

With only two owners and a storage period that spans nearly half its life, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has a well-documented history and may be of particular interest to those who enjoy an extra set of doors on… more»

Tri-Five Delight! 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

It’s always a plus when you run across a ’55 Chevrolet with a history that can also be traced back the same number of years, but additional good news when the car happens to be the top-of-the-line Bel Air… more»

Original Paint! 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

We’ve featured quite a few tri-fives here on Barn Finds over the years, everything from complete project cars to trailer-queen restorations, but one condition that seems to be at least somewhat elusive is the well-preserved near survivor-status cars on… more»

48k Mile Survivor: 1980 Datsun 210

Known as the Nissan Sunny on its home turf, this variant of Japanese import was marketed in the U.S. as the Datsun 210 from 1979-82. It was the entry-level econobox sold by Nissan in those days and was similar… more»

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