Cool classic styling combines with flaming hot modern performance.
Modern cars are many things, but they don’t even come close to the cool styling of this 1957 Chevrolet Handyman. The styling flourishes of this street rod are something which will break necks as you cruise down main street, guaranteeing to draw a crowd at any gathering. Even better, you get the wonders of modern performance, bringing the best of both into one attractive package from Crown Concepts.
There are average restoration projects which are pretty impressive, and then there’s this thoroughly-planned ground-up restoration plan. Go over this Chevy street rod carefully and you’ll be even more impressed at the attention paid to every detail, demonstrating the kind of passion used for this project.
For example, the wood rear deck is completely custom and immaculate, which always impresses knowledgeable onlookers. The interior wears a custom upholstery job that’s just perfect. Then there’s the two-tone paint applied with a level of expertise you don’t see just anywhere.
As for performance chops, this Handyman really brings it with an LT1 350 mated to an 4L80E automatic transmission. To keep all that power in check, this classic wears disc brakes at all four wheels, so you can bring everything to a halt in a hurry. A modern suspension setup helps tremendously with handling. That makes this ride perfect for cruising on main street, blasting through winding country roads, or generating buzz at the local car show.
Speaking of modern touches, the interior has some surprising conveniences. Cold air conditioning means you won’t roast to death in the throes of the summer, so you can arrive at shows without soaked clothing. While the gauges and controls are original, preserving the look and feel of this Chevy, modern electronics ensure everything runs smoothly for hassle-free trips.
The unique styling of the Chevrolet Handyman and the fact not too many are left on the road today makes this street rod a rare find.