1956 Chevrolet Delray ProTouring
Sorry, this vehicle has been SOLD. If you were interested in this car and would like us to help find or build you a similar one, please contact us at 847-487-2272.• Professionally built 383 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Apx 510 HP / 480 ft LB Torque• Ford 9-inch rear axle• Currie rear end• Chrome ladder bar trailing arms, with pan hard bar• CPP Power disc brakes• ABS Electric Brake / Rev Limiter• Vintage Air conditioning system• House of Kolor Paint• Custom Electric water pump• Ceramic coated exhaust system with electric cut-outs• modified tubular chrome front suspension• 18 & 19-inch Budnik wheels• GM Turbo 400 automatic transmission / with Gear Vendors 6 speed under/overdrive• B&M shifter• Custom aluminum fuel tank• Matson's Radiator with Dual cooling fans• Custom Armando's leather interior• Power windows, Power Seats• Power Steering• Ididit polished tilt steering column• Custom Alpine Sound systemSUMMARY• Restored in 2007 / Stored in a climate-controlled California garage since restoration• Professionally built 383 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Roughly 510 horsepower• GM Turbo 400 automatic transmission / 6-spd Gear Vendors over drive• Custom leather interior / Air conditioning• Power steering / Power disc brakes• Our sale includes huge stack of restoration receipts and any component manuals• Custom exhaust system• Modified suspension• Ford 9-inch rear axle 3:70 gears, with 4 link rear suspension.• 18 & 19-inch Budnick Billet wheels• Hankook Sport Tires 235/40 ZR 18 fronts, 255/40ZR 19 rearsThis beautiful '56 Delray spent its entire life in sunny California. The original owner bought it new, and drove this car into his 80's until he was no longer able to drive. The car was then willed to a relative, who then sold it to the gentleman that built it up as you see it here in these pictures, with a project that started in 2006 and didn't end for another two and a half years, and tens of thousands of dollars.We build cars like this all the time for our customers here at Custom Classics and If you were to commission us to build one for you, it could easily cost well over $240,000 to build something of this quality with these kinds of parts … if not more. Here is a great opportunity for you to own something that someone already poured their own time and money into for a significantly lower cost (and less stress) than building it yourself. Over the past several years, many of the world's finest tri-fives have graced Custom Classics' showroom. According to sales, '55-'57 resto-mods are often considered our best offerings. And, it's certainly easy to see why when cars like this slick '56 Delray sedan, which combines a professionally assembled 383 stroker motor with a carefully planned restoration. It's pretty evident that the goal of this Chevy's build was to create one of the coolest cruisers the hobby has ever seen. And, judging by initial knee jerking reaction, that mission was certainly accomplished! If you're looking for an over-the-top, full custom that mixes fully sorted mechanicals with great aesthetics, you've found your next ride!BODYWORK & TRIMWe could ramble on and on about what your seeing here in these jaw dropping pictures, but no use making this write up any longer than it needs to be…The pictures and the car speak for themselves! This car is silky smooth coated in House of Kolor's Orange and black two-tone and all the trim and chrome is in fantastic condition.ENGINEPop the hood, and a breath-taking, nearly all-chrome engine appears. Hold onto your hat, because this isn't just all show and no go… this little beauty is packing a punch, with all the paperwork and receipts to back her up. Let's just take a few minutes here to run through it all for you:Eagle crank 3.750-6Eagle rods 5.700XL19 rodsRoller cam R-80 106l/c.960ARP Head studsMilodon Oil PanDUAL Quad Edelbrock high shine Aluminum IntakeEdelbrock 500 carbsMeziere electric water pumpZoops polished posi-track belt drive systemVintage Air Polished A/C PumpEngine was built by Heads Up Performance out of Fullerton CA, with receipts totaling over $13,800.00. All receipts for the complete build come with the car.DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSIONCombining tubular chrome control arms with small lowering blocks and drop spindles and QA1 coil-over shocks, this Delray provides a comfortable, durable ride that's spiced by improved handling. At the center of that satin black skeleton, a proven GM Turbo 400-Trans, with a Gear Vendors 6 speed under/overdrive sends torque from a 2,800RPM stall converter to a stout Ford 9-inch. with 3:70 gears by Currie. At the front of that awesome drivetrain, a power-assisted Unisteer Rack & Pinon steering makes quick work of tight spots and sharp turns. At the corners of the car, modern, power-assisted calipers squeeze a combination of vented and drilled and slotted rotors. At the center of the floor, the spent gases flow from custom made jet hot coated headers in to flow master 40 series mufflers and aluminized pipes. Lets not forget the electric exhaust cut-outs, every guy with a pulse likes those. And all this mechanical greatness rolls on polished Budnik wheels, which spin the aggressive looking Hankook tires 235/40ZR18 fronts, and 255/40ZR 19 rears designed to display, this Chevy's clean floors were expertly restored to perfectly match its super slick body. And everything, from the car's stainless fuel tank and polished transmission pan to its CVR starter and Milodon oil pan, unites to create one sharp and dependable cruiser.INTERIORPeer through the car's smoked windows and you'll find a full custom leather interior that was installed and built by Armando's Custom Interiors of California. Luxurious power front buckets and a fixed rear custom seat has soft hides that display no significant wear. Between those seats, a contoured console hides controls for the aforementioned power windows, and Electric cut outs behind the convenient center arm rest and storage compartment. Above that console, a leather wrapped dash hangs attractive, rearview mirror over the Classic Instruments telemetry, custom Alpine audio system and controls for the car's heat and Vintage Air air conditioning. At the sides of that dash, custom door panels anchor sculpted armrests between polished trim and an array of polished handles. At the floor, quality Dynamat insulation balances the leather flooring under billet foot pedals. In front of the driver, a classy Budnik steering wheel spins around a polished, tilting column. And behind the passengers, an Armando's upholstered trunk hides the battery. There is so many fine touches of class inside this interior, with twin dome lights and custom headliner, to the fine touches on the door panels, this interior was one over-the-top job.SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION• Restoration receipts• Restoration notes• Mechanical & engine receipts• Dyno info and paper work• Component literature With a detailed, frame-off restoration that would probably cost a small fortune to duplicate, this fine 1956 Delray surely makes the top of anyone's search list. It's a highly desirable tri-five that's been carefully fitted with all of the right stuff to be one seriously cool cruiser. If you're dreaming of the perfect blend of lavish '50s style and modern, reliable performance, you've found the ultimate classic!Call today for more information on this stunning car!
383ci/510hp Chevy V8