The city that never sleeps is known for many things; the famous strip, downtown, gambling, enormous hotels and of course, the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. But this week Las Vegas will also be the place for amazing collector cars as Barrett-Jackson rolls into town.
Among the hundreds of cars that will cross the auction block starting Thursday at Barrett-Jackson is a very special Tri-Five that will not only make a collector super happy, but will also be sold to support the fight against cancer.
If you’re in the market for a rare Chevy with a story like no other, there’s no better time than now to jump at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own such a vehicle, while also supporting an amazing cause.
The unique Chevy Tri-Five hitting the auction block on Saturday is a 1955 210 2-door hardtop, but it doesn’t get it’s rarity from factory production numbers. Rather, it gets it’s oddity from the extremely low documented mileage, with just 8,600 original miles on the odometer. But the uncommonness of this car doesn’t stop there.
This Tri-Five is in completely unrestored condition with the only components ever replaced being the gas tank, exhaust pipe, muffler, and the battery. The rear bumper was also re-plated at some point.
Ordered with a 6-cylinder engine, automatic transmission, heater, and clock delete, this 210 has seen some rather notable owners, including famous NASCAR champion Davy Jones, who’s family bought the car new, and collector Bob Everts, known in the industry as one of the original minds of SoCal Speed Shop.
Come this Saturday, this classic Chevy will have a new owner as the car crosses the auction block around 1 p.m. with no reserve set to raise funds for a great cause. Proceeds of the sale of the Tri-Five will be split between the Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund at the TGEN Foundation and Festival of Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses as they relate to cancer treatment.
This is a fantastic car and an even greater cause, giving collectors and philanthropists the best of both worlds. To see this car cross the auction block on Saturday, be sure to tune into the live auction coverage on SPEED if you’re not attending the event.