Chevrolet didn’t make ’56 Chevys like this but with ‘Big Block’ Chevy power this would have out sold them all!


Kenneth Burton has built many award winning Tri Five Chevys.  This ’56 wasn’t suppose to be one of them, but it turned out that way!

Kenneth bought it for parts in 1978 for $75.  He kept it around for over 10 years stealing parts off of it for other projects.  Then in 1990 Kenneth decided maybe he should make something out of it.  This was a slow project, and he decided to build a low buck drag car out of it.  Typical, when he had funds to work on the car, he didn’t have time, so it was always a ‘work in progress’.  Finally the car hit the drag strip thanks to the help of Marvin Johnson and Sandy Johnson. 

It has been one of his most enjoyable Tri Five Chevys, racing it whenever he could mostly in the Texas Muscle Car Club Challenge series. 

Then the desire to make it better led to taking the car apart over the past year or so and bring it back even better.  This is the end result, one beautiful and powerful ’56 Chevy! 

Plans call to drive it more on the street to some of the upcoming club events, but you can be sure this ’56 will be hitting the drag strips too! 

Specs on Kenneth’s ’56

Paint by Jags Custom
502 Chevy Big Block engine
Turbo 400 Transmission
Interior by Ciadella
Ford 9 inch rear end
Roll Bar and Headers by Precision Racecraft