CLASS ACT – 1955 Chevrolet

Tri-Five Chevys are the epitome of style some might say, and Tino Salvia would well and truly agree with that sentiment.

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“I have owned a few hot Commodores in my time, but as I matured, so did my taste. I found myself really digging older cars, stuff from the 50s and 60s. It was around seven years ago that I found this ’55 for sale and I just had to have it,” explained Tino.

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“I loved the colour combo, that got my attention to be honest. The clean white over the Tropical Turquoise Blue was just perfect. I wasn’t keen on the wheels, so I swapped those over to a set of Billet Specialties Vintec rims with the knock off caps, for a vintage-type look. I then fitted the QA1 coilovers and control arms to get the ride height to a more respectable level.”

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The car runs a 350 Chev, Turbo 700 and 9-inch combination. “I fitted a full stainless exhaust for a slight visual and aural improvement but at some point, I would like a performance improvement too, so I reckon I will slot in a hotter motor shortly.”

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Prior to the images being shot, Johnny Ielati from Benzenes Detailing ( gave the car the once over and let me use his premises for the evening.

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If you want to get your pride and joy detailed to perfection contact Johnny and ask to book a shoot with me too – his facilities are A1!

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