This 1957 Chevy looks like a mild custom, but it rides on a full chassis, with an awesome ZZ430 power plant and cold AC.
This hot Chevy rides on a totally new chassis; a Jim Meyer frame constructed of 2×4 inch steel complete with tubular control arms, coilover shocks, a 4 link rear end, and rack and pinion steering. The ride is fantastic, and handling is on point, and this Tri-Five has a much more refined feel than the factory ride. Bringing the Chevy to a halt is a set of power Wilwood disc brakes and the 210 rides on a set of Billet Specialties wheels with modern radials. The motor exhales through a set of coated headers that flow into a 2.5 inch aluminized exhaust system.
Powered by the GM Performance ZZ430, this 210 is no slouch! This 4 bolt main 350 crate engine is a killer pump gas engine with a very practical 9.6:1 compression ratio. The heart and soul of the motor is the time tested ZZ4 short block topped off with a set of the GM Performance Fast Burn cylinder heads and the GM Hot Cam. It pump out a stout 430 HP and 430 ft lbs making it the perfect candidate for spirited cruising. Higher speed driving is a cinch with the 700 R4 overdrive transmission and out back is a set of 3.50 gears making for a nice combination of acceleration smooth highway driving.
The interior is done in Ultra Leather and features a modern set of gauges, a tilt column, and a modern digital radio. Keeping things cool is modern AC system that integrates with a factory style climate control levers.
For the Tri Five nut that wants a ‘57 that they can drive anywhere. This car is dialed it, sorted out and ready to rock.