This 1956 210 was restored with a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and NOS parts.
Owned by Ronald Van Voorhis #10061825, Hillsdale, MI
Photography by Colin Date
In 1985, I bought my ’56 Chevy from the father of the young man who brought the car to Payne, Ohio from California. At the time, it was painted (by Earl Scheib, I think) black and silver, but it was a very solid car. The interior was shot, but complete. And the 265 V8 barely ran, but at least the major components were solid. I had met Don Trivett (Tri-5 Chevy parts guru) before and had bought some NOS (new old stock) parts from him, so I called him to see what he had for this 210 hardtop. Fortunately, he had almost all of the exterior trim– NOS! I was a carpenter/contractor for many years and worked all the time, but I started saving Sundays to work on the car.
My great friend Andy Armstrong helped me do most of the work. We totally disassembled the car, sandblasted the frame and all the parts and repainted those. Then we did the bodywork and painted the car. We rebuilt the engine and transmission and went through the rear end. Continue reading