A 1956 Chevy 210 Post was on display at the Cobo Center in Detroit on Friday morning. Owner Dan Duffy of Marietta, Georgia was attending to last minute detailing but was ready to talk with anyone who stopped by to comment on his car. He explained that he has built this car to drive. So it is no show queen. Yet it would be hard to find a flaw in the car. It is just that nice. Ted Thomas of T&T Customs in Canton, Georgia was with Dan. Ted has been in the Great 8 seven times and the car he built won the Ridler Award in 2010, a 1933 Ford Phaeton called the Gold Digger. He said his job is to keep Dan calm. He said the pressure on these builders who are competing to get into the Great 8 is intense.
The ’56 Chevy 210 Post has an LS3 small block tweeked to 480 hp. The paint was done by Thunder Valley Customs in White, Georgia; interior by M&M Hot Rods, Holly Pond, Alabama.
As it happened Dan’s car was selected to be in the Great 8. Let’s take a close look at it. Click on the thumbnail photos below for a larger image: