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1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolet Options

The Tri Five Chevy models built by General Motors in 1955, 1956, and 1957 changed substantially with each passing year. Body panels, grilles, lighting, trim, interior colors, and exterior colors all differed from year to year. In addition to these standard features, Chevrolet offered a variety of optional features for '55, '56, and '57 models. These options ranged from common choices, such as two-tone paint and whitewall tires, to much rarer choices. Read on for a list of 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevy option codes, descriptions, and original prices.

Buick Regal T-Type & Turbo T: The Grand National's Turbo Siblings

The Buick GNX was General Motors' ultimate turbocharged variant of the G-Body Buick Regal, and a mere 547 original GNXs were produced in 1987. Due to the difficulty and expense involved in finding an all-original GNX today, many classic car buyers and restorers have sought out its closest sibling, the Grand National. However, this wasn't the only other high-performance, turbocharged Regal variant. In this article, we'll take a look back at two other performance-oriented, forced-induction Buick Regal models, the Regal T-Type and Turbo T.

1966-1974 Dodge Charger History: B-Body Mopar Muscle

The Dodge Charger isn't just one of the most famous Mopar cars of all time, it's one of the most recognizable muscle cars ever built. Its sleek, aggressive styling and high-performance V8 engine choices gave the Charger instant presence on the road or the track. Even those who have little knowledge of classic cars will instantly recognize it from its appearances in movies such as Bullitt, Cannonball, and Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, as well as its prominent role on The Dukes of Hazzard. Today, we'll take a quick look back at Dodge Charger history and how this Mopar B-body muscle car changed from 1966 through 1974.

1958-64 Impala Identification Guide

The Chevy Impala is one of General Motors' most famous and recognizable vehicles, thanks to its widespread appeal. There's an Impala / Full Size Chevy model for almost everyone, from wagons and sedans with room for the whole family to two-door Super Sport models with exhilarating performance and handling. If you're not already an expert on the Impala, you might not know all the design cues that separate one model year from the next, so we've created a simple 1958-64 Impala identification guide that shows the front, rear, and side profile of each year. With this guide, you should have a much easier time spotting Impalas in the wild!

1963-1976 Dodge Dart History - A Versatile A-Body Mopar Car

Although many of the most well-known classic cars are full-size vehicles, American automakers have made some great compact cars as well. The Dodge Dart is one prominent example of this fact. This model, which was built on the Mopar A-Body platform from 1963 through 1976, offered a range of configurations from practical six-cylinder commuters to potent V8 muscle cars. Today, we'll take a look back at each step in the evolution of Dodge Dart history from '63 to '76.

Dodge Interior Restoration: Mopar Connection's 1969 Super Bee Rallye Dash Project

When it comes to classic car restoration, it's no surprise that most owners place a strong focus on exterior paint and body work, as well as mechanical components such as the engine, transmission, suspension, and brakes. These elements define how a car looks on the outside, and how it performs on the road. But think about this: where do you, the owner, spend most of your time? Behind the wheel, of course. For this reason, it's certainly worthwhile to pay attention to the interior, as Mopar Connection magazine did with their recent Dodge interior restoration project.

Full Size Chevy Cars: Impala, Bel Air, Caprice, Biscayne, and More

"Full Size Chevy" is a term that's often mentioned by classic car enthusiasts, and it also appears throughout our Classic Industries web store and catalogs. However, the meaning of this term isn't always fully understood, especially by those who are new to working on classic cars, so we'd like to shed some light on it today. The short explanation is that it's a blanket identifier for Chevrolet's full-size passenger cars, including two-door, four-door, and wagon variants. This includes the Chevy Impala, Bel Air, Caprice, Biscayne, Delray, and several other models. It does not include the Chevy II / Nova, which was considered a compact or mid-size car.

20 Classic Truck Facts: How Well Do You Know Chevy & GMC Trucks?

Over the years, we've had many conversations with fellow classic car and truck enthusiasts about the history of our favorite vehicles. When we're speaking with someone who has decades of experience studying and working on classic cars, the conversation often brings up some interesting and little-known facts. In this article, we'll share 20 classic truck facts about Chevy and GMC pickups. Some of them are relatively well-known, while others are very obscure. See how many you know, and keep them in mind next time you're chatting with another classic truck fan.

Mopar Paint: Dodge & Plymouth High-Impact Paint Colors

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a groundbreaking time for American culture, music, and of course cars. Many consider this to be the pinnacle of the muscle car era, a period when vehicles were getting wilder than ever before, with aggressive styling, raucous V8 engines, and eye-catching color schemes. Mopar cars were at the forefront of this movement, and have become famous for their High-Impact colors that debuted between 1969 and 1971. Today, we'll be looking back at these High-Impact Mopar paint colors, as well as the meanings behind their creative names and the years they were available.

1955-57 Chevy 150, 210, and Bel Air Production Numbers - How Many Were Built?

From 1955 through 1957, Chevrolet produced the series of iconic vehicles that enthusiasts now refer to as Tri Five Chevy models. More than one million of these cars rolled off the assembly line every year to be distributed throughout North America and the rest of the world. However, as with any car, certain body styles and trim levels were common while others were rare. This is relevant to anyone who wishes to buy or restore a classic Chevy 150, 210, or Bel Air today, since it means that some variants will be easier to find than others. Read on as we take a look at the production numbers for each Tri Five Chevy sub-model.