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Tri Five Chevy - Junkyard Crawl

Cry-Five Chevys

Photography by Steve Magnante

The Tri-Five Chevy may have moved beyond the reach of low-buck hot-rodders long ago, but we're still amazed when we see any Tri-Five, let alone several, go to the crusher. Here are a few of the many Tri-Fives that were recently crushed unceremoniously when Curboy's Auto Wrecking (in Sturbridge, Massachusetts) closed its doors for the last time after more than 70 years of operation.

Groovy Factoids

  • Contrary to popular belief (except for a small number of Corvettes), there were absolutely no four-speed Chevy passenger cars built in 1957.
  • Tri-Five styling intentionally emulated that of top-level Cadillacs and Motorama show cars. The fresh styling revitalized Chevrolet's position as a top offering in the low- and medium-price field.
  • The letter V appears before the rest of the VIN on original V-8-powered Tri-Fives.

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