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01-21-2012, 11:13 PM
Weather you own one or more Tri Five's. Which one is your favorite, 55,56,57 body style.:blowtiedb:
01-21-2012, 11:37 PM
I have owned 4 trifives. Probably my favorite was my first one which was a 55 rag top. I loved that car. It had a 265 with a vette cam and solid lifters, a three 2 set up and a three speed with o.d. on the floor with a Hurst shifter. This not so good picture was taken in 1962.
01-21-2012, 11:40 PM
I guess my favorite would be the 1956 but I really like them all... Later, Dave
01-21-2012, 11:42 PM
'55 is my favorite year.
I was born that year and my Dad bought a new '55 210 2dr sedan with a 265. My parents also bought their first house that year.
In the nomad, I like the '57 the best.
Gotta love the 2 tone paint scheme on the '56 Bel Air too.
I like them all but when I set out to look for a TriFive, it had to be a '55.
01-22-2012, 03:00 AM
01-22-2012, 03:20 AM
Well yeah- I love the '57 150 as well. It's the only trifive I've owned and it's become part of the family in a way. -But I can't say it's my favorite trifive. I love the aggressive open grill of the '55 and I think the '56 has a great tail section. Plus it was a friends '56 business coupe that I learned to turn a wrench on.
I give up- I love 'em all!
01-22-2012, 04:44 AM
57 for me but the 55`s are really starting to grow on me :)
01-22-2012, 05:08 AM
55 Chevy 2 door ht because it was my first car and have onwed all of the others except rag tops 55 is the one :anim_25:
01-22-2012, 08:52 AM
Got to be the 55 BelAir H/T. Had one at 17 and have one now....:flag6:
Heck, I'm fickle!!! My 'favorite' anything car is the one I'm building at the present time, so with that in mind I'd have to say my favorite Tri-Five is a '57 2 door C-Dan!!!!!:sign0020:
01-22-2012, 09:06 AM
The 1956 has always been my favorite of the three years. I like the grill and the rear fenders and tailights better than the '55. JMO! And as far as the '57, it is such an 1950's icon and appears in so many '50s ads, it seems as though that was the only 50's car made. I give my buddy who has a red '57 HT a lot of grief (in jest) about how sick I am of looking at red 1957 Chevys in every nostalgic ad printed! He just grins back at me!
01-22-2012, 09:07 AM
1955........It's just the nicest looking of the 3.
01-22-2012, 10:12 AM
the 55 is my fav, just kidding. 56 is really my fav, naw. the 57 is my fav, heck no. ...........no way am i picking a fav, luv them all. :tu
01-22-2012, 08:32 PM
Cool answers so far, I really enjoy why you folks love these cars. When you look at it, we mostly all have fond memories of that first Tri Five Chevy that we remember our Mom and Pop owned, or our own first Tri Five, that has made an impression on us. But many of us love em all including myself. That is just one reason that many of us own more than one... keep the posts coming. :tu:tu:tu :blowtiedb::flag4:
01-22-2012, 08:38 PM
I can't decide, guess thats why i have a 55 and a 56. I have been looking to get a 57, boy i would never be able to pick just one if that happens. If i had to stay with just one i guess a 56 210 2 dr sedan would be my final pick.
01-28-2012, 08:43 AM
'56 convertible or nomad would do it for me.
01-28-2012, 09:09 AM
<---------------Uh ... let me think??
01-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Grew up with a 56 2 Dr 210 in the household and I have big sentimental feelings toward 56's. But I do live them all. I am just a total gearhead and love cars.
02-04-2012, 12:14 AM
Crash, I really enjoyed your response, Nice Nomad :tu :tu :tu :blowtiedb::shakehands:
02-08-2012, 04:12 PM
56 150 all the way.
02-08-2012, 04:41 PM
In the 55 & 56 I like the Bel Air H/T, in the 57 I like the 150.
02-08-2012, 05:41 PM
Got to say 57 4 dr ht as thats what i am working on , but i love the 55 s and 56 s,
in an ideal world i would have a garage with three doors in there would be a 55 HT a 56 HT and a 57 HT
02-08-2012, 10:09 PM
started with 2. 57s now i have the 55 i don,t care what body style it is but i lean to the 4 doors and posts,and coupes and rag tops,now gawd amighty im getting really fond of the 56s
02-08-2012, 10:47 PM
I fell in love with a 57 Nomad when I was 14. My feelings haven't changed in 49 years which is why I still have mine all these years later.
02-08-2012, 11:02 PM
The picture below tells it all ... My Dad gave me my 1st one when I turned 16. And My Dad & I built the one below together.. :)
02-08-2012, 11:10 PM
the 55 is my fav, just kidding. 56 is really my fav, naw. the 57 is my fav, heck no. ...........no way am i picking a fav, luv them all. :tu :driver: My feelings exactly!!!!:anim_60:----milton:shakehands:
02-20-2012, 11:49 PM
Any '57 wagon, but the Nomad hands down is my favorite.
02-21-2012, 12:14 AM
No question, my favorite Tri 5 is Chevrolet all over the USA :tu
02-21-2012, 12:30 AM
Well for me I started with a 57 2dr. hardtop in 1974 and I was driving it one day and it got a fuel leak at the carburator and burn down to the ground so I got a 56 2dr. sedan in 1976 painted flames on the hood and fenders and sold it for a 55 2dr. Belair in 1977 installed a 454 with 2 fours and a 4 speed and change over to a 383 5 speed 12 bolt rearend and still have it, I have strip and repainted it 3 times and needs a new paint job now that will be my next project, well my son wanted a 55 2dr. Delray so I got it in 1989 and it the red one I have on my post 350 vortec with 700r4 4 wheel disc brakes, but out of them all I like all of them but really would like to get a nomad one day. :p3:, Later Bill
04-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Any '57 wagon, but the Nomad hands down is my favorite.
I have to say the wagon style for me especially the Nomads. :tu:tu
04-05-2012, 11:15 AM
57 2dr Belair is my favorite.
But love the 55-56-57 chevy cars. :flag6:
KINGS X 56
04-05-2012, 01:44 PM
The 56 Chevy Delray Club Coupe's.
I own my second one of them, but have also had two 55 Chevy's earlier in my lifetime & enjoyed them also.
KINGS X 56
04-06-2012, 01:40 PM
Own a 56 150 4Dr sedan...
04-06-2012, 02:22 PM
I always felt the 55 was a little under engineered, (being kinda a rush job) and the 57 was a little over engineeered. I thought they got the 56 just about right
04-07-2012, 07:48 PM
My favorite tri five is any one with my name on the title.:sign0020:
04-07-2012, 07:58 PM
04-14-2012, 09:08 PM
These are all great answers. Thanks to all of you who replied to this post. I was wondering why we love these cars so much. The Tri Five has always been in my heart from the time I was a young boy. They do not make quality rides like those any more.... :blowtiedb: :blowtiedb: :blowtiedb: :flag6:
04-14-2012, 10:07 PM
The one in this picture! 55 BelAir post Sedan
like them all but am patrial to 57.
10-22-2012, 02:26 PM
What's not to like, any tri-five is great. This site has the most awesome pics of tri-fives I've ever seen, they are all great
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