They say good things come in threes. If you’re a fan of those glorious Tri-Five Chevy era cars, then a couple more added into the mix makes things that much sweeter. In this case, a bevy of Chevys (eight to be exact) is coming up for auction at the next Vicari Auction, being held in Biloxi, Mississippi.
This broad offering of Tri-Five Chevy automobiles is just part of the four-day extravaganza slated for October 4-7, 2023. Held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, the auction will be offering a variety of cars and collectibles. There is a long list of classic and late-model Chevrolets up for bid during the four-day event. Trucks, classics, Corvettes, Biscaynes, and this Octuplet of Tri-Five Bel Air Chevys will be going to new owners. The scope of 1955 and 1957 Chevys being offered means there will be something for everyone who loves the Tri-Five era cars.
Blown 1957 Bel Air
If big and bad is the way you want your Chevy, then this blown small-block-powered 1957 Chevy Bel Air is just for you. Featuring a BDS blower with electronic fuel injection, the car has an updated interior with custom gauges, air-conditioning, and a floor-mounted shifter. With that butterfly scoop and big, meaty tires out back, this ’57 is sure to be the king of the cruise-in or boulevard. Check for Lot Number F381 when it goes across the auction block on Friday.
Modest, Modern Resto-Mod ‘57
If you prefer a more modest approach to the perfect Tri-Five but still appreciate modern amenities, then this 1957 Chevy Bel Air may be more to your liking. With 11,697 miles on the clock, this car still carries all the classic lines but has been updated with power disc brakes and drop spindles up front. A set of American Racing wheels gives a classic 5-spoke vibe but keeps it modern with 18-inch fronts and 20-inch rears. A Vintage Air system keeps you cool as you cruise around looking cool in this 327-powered cruiser with a three-speed with overdrive. Also available on Friday, this car is offered under Lot Number 321.
Big-Block & Bright Red
The earliest of the Tri-Five Chevy era, this bright red 1955 150-series cruiser has just the right upgrades to make it a fantastic choice for Saturday night cruising. A freshly rebuilt 402 cubic-inch engine gives this car plenty of street-performance cred, and all the additional chrome in the engine bay is just icing on the big-block cake. Modern niceties, such as the electric cooling fans, overdrive transmission, power steering and brakes, and aftermarket air conditioning keep the smiles per gallon ratio pegged for the entire ride. Listed as Lot Number F364, this ’55 Chevy is sure to become someone’s favorite ride.
Black, Red & Restored
If you feel that Chevy hit the nail on the proverbial head in 1957, and you prefer your Tri-Five Chevy in factory-stock form, then this black and red, continental-kit-wearing 1957 Chevy Bel Air was built just for you! This car wears an 18-year-old, frame-off restoration, but you wouldn’t know it due to the condition of the car’s paint or interior. This well-cared-for beauty features all the bright, shining chrome that made these cars so classic. It has the iconic 283 cubic-inch V8 for power and the column-shifted automatic so you don’t have to worry about which gear to choose. Offered as Lot Number F303, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air brings all the factory-fresh goodness to the auction block on Friday.
A Long-Roof Bel Air Up For Bid
Considered the halo model for the Tri-Five Chevy era, this 1955 Chevrolet Nomad has all the features to make a truly premium trim package. As Chevy’s first entry of the “Sport Wagon,” this Chevy Bel Air Nomad features all the powered goods, such as the seats, windows, brakes, and steering. It also features options including factory air conditioning, an outside sun visor with dash-mounted E-Z eye glass, an Autronic eye for auto-dimming headlights, an auto compass, a fender-mounted antenna, front and rear fender guards, and special two-tone paint, consisting of Cashmere Blue and India Ivory. This highly optioned 1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad is offered as Lot Number F905.
Classy Convertible Chevy Bel Air
Cruising in a classic Chevy can get no better than doing so in a classy 1957 Bel Air convertible. You’ll likely never use the under-dash air-conditioning, thanks to the ability to drop the top and drive in this blue beauty. Simply put the automatic transmission in drive and enjoy the miles of open-air cruising in your new Bel Air Chevrolet! Check out Lot Number S968 on Saturday for your chance to own this beautiful blue cruiser.
Tri-Five Chevy Sedan Delivery With Something Different
Once the workhorse of the Tri-Five Chevy era, this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan delivery still works great, but for a different reason. This particular car, offered as Lot Number S595, is a complete custom. Everything from its interior to the big-block engine that now powers it is different from when it left the factory. While not your standard fare Chevy engine, the dual-carbed 426 cubic-inch wedge engine is sure to give plenty of thrills while driving this sedan delivery. Classic white paint with a hint of red trim keeps the car classic and classy.
EFI-Equipped 1955 Chevy Bel Air
There’s no doubt that the inclusion of fuel injection can do wonders for a car’s drivability and fuel mileage. This Blue and White 1955 Chevy Bel Air now wears Tuned-Port Injection instead of a carb, along with power brakes, steering, windows, seats, and door locks. Other creature comforts include cruise control and an automatic transmission for those over-the-road trips. Offered on Saturday as Lot Number S623, this two-tone Chevy has all the makings for the perfectly drivable Tri-Five Chevy.
Whether you prefer your classic Chevy Tri-Fives factory-stock, drop-top, long-roofed, or drastically overpowered, the upcoming auction by Vicari Auctions is sure to have something for you. If you’re in the market for a new Chevy (or other make of automobile), check out the listing of cars scheduled for the Biloxi auction. Then, be sure to register to bid so you can snag that perfect next ride.