Is there a more iconic Chevrolet than the Tri-Five? Some would argue for specimens born out of the muscle car era, but we hold fast in our belief that the ’55-’57 Chevy is truly one of the most influential cars of all time. A point that is easy to substantiate, when after 60 years, custom shops are still cranking them out to line the halls of the SEMA show. We walked the show over the week and picked out our favorite Tri Fives from the show. Enjoy!
This ’55, built by Ironworks Speed & Kustom is a work of art. You could stand in front of the LSX-powered, Vortech-supercharged beauty all day long and still not catch all of the custom sheetmetal touches that make this Tri Five truly one-of-a-kind.
Another beautiful and extremely unique Chevy is this ’56, built by Retro Designs Speed & Custom and Chevrolet Performance’s hot rodding and racing arm, The Block. The interior is a stunning, custom-leather and hand-formed brass masterwork by Steve Kurzman of The Custom Stitching Co.. This patina is no spray-booth con job, either. The car wears the same paint it rolled out of a field in Memphis, Tennessee in a short time ago.
This 1956 Chevy, by Christ Holstrom designs, was a stunner in two-tone black and silver paint. Its crisp good looks and tastefully modernized mechanical bits made it a star and a crowd favorite. Better yet, it earned the builders a SEMA 2015 design award.
Look familiar? This ’55 Chevy, built by Woody’s Hot Rodz, was a former Street Rodder Magazine Road Tour car and is now gracing the Mecum Auctions display outside at SEMA. The car will soon find a new home with one lucky bidder.
We just had to include the Golden Star Auto giveaway 1955 Chevy, built by Woody’s Hot Rodz. For those of you that don’t remember, Super Chevy followed the entire build of this car and watched it be given away to one lucky fella at the 2015 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals presented by Woody’s Hot Rodz. For SEMA, the car was parked in the Golden Star Auto booth where the winner, Larry Burns, officially received the title to his new car.