Roadster Shop Tri-Five Chevy: Classic Beauty with Modern Power

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Roadster Shop Tri-Five Chevy: Classic Beauty with Modern Power

The renowned craftsmanship of Roadster Shop once again takes center stage with their latest project featuring a classic Chevy from the iconic Tri-Five era. This unassuming two-door Post conceals a formidable powerhouse beneath its serene blue-and-white exterior, adorned with classic chrome accents.

For automotive enthusiasts, the term “Tri-Five” invokes nostalgia for the legendary 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolet cars, including the 150, 210, Bel Air, and Nomad models.

These vehicles, celebrated for their revolutionary design and enduring appeal, have garnered a devoted following manifested through enthusiast clubs, extensive collections, and a thriving aftermarket industry.

Roadster Shop Tri-Five Chevy: Classic Beauty with Modern Power

Primarily featuring front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layouts, Tri-Five Chevrolets hold a special place not only among collectors but also within the realm of Hot Rod enthusiasts.

When transforming an aging vehicle into a formidable contender capable of outperforming modern sports cars like the C8 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, entrusting the expertise of professionals becomes paramount.

The newest creation from the talented artisans at Roadster Shop is the tranquil blue 1955 Chevrolet Post on display. This entire design is the epitome of adaptability; it can be used to tackle difficult turns on the Tail of the Dragon, cruise comfortably down the highway, or dominate the local quarter-mile dragstrip.

Although technical details are scarce, the meticulous craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of the build. From the lowered stance to the chromed accents and bespoke interior appointments, no detail has been overlooked.

Powering this marvel is a potent 408ci V8 engine meticulously crafted by Wegner Automotive, paired with a Precision turbocharger seamlessly integrated into a custom Fast Track-based chassis.

The attention to detail extends to the interior, featuring a Lightning Rod shifter and a Tag Heuer Trackmaster classic chronometer, exuding a blend of vintage charm and modern performance.

A massive burnout captured during initial trials serves as a testament to the beastly power concealed within – boasting a staggering 1,000 horsepower capable of leaving onlookers in awe.

Despite the substantial investment typically associated with such bespoke creations, the true measure of their prowess lies in their ability to command attention and admiration, whether on the dragstrip or the open road.

While the prospect of witnessing such marvels in action may be rare, the allure of witnessing a modern-day David challenging automotive Goliaths remains undeniably captivating.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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