Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210 “Sinister” to Star at Mecum Summer Special 2024

Patrick Laughlin's Masterpiece Featured on "My Dream Car" Hits Auction Block on July 13th

Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210. (Mecum).

One of the standout vehicles at the upcoming Mecum Florida Summer Special 2024 auction is a meticulously crafted 1957 Chevrolet 210, known as “Sinister.” This unique car, featured on Fox’s “My Dream Car,” is a testament to the craftsmanship of Patrick Laughlin, owner of Conquer Custom, who built the car as a special gift for his father.

A Look Under the Hood –

Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210. (Mecum).

At the heart of “Sinister” is a custom-built supercharged Gen IV LSA V8 engine paired with a T56 6-speed manual transmission. This powerful combination ensures that the car looks stunning and delivers impressive performance. The vehicle features a custom core support and cooling system, ensuring optimal engine temperature and performance.

Engineering Excellence –

Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210. (Mecum).

The 1957 Chevrolet 210 rides on a California chassis with a 4-link NASCAR 9-inch rear end, providing a solid and reliable foundation. The suspension setup includes tubular A-arms and 4-corner coilovers, offering a smooth and controlled ride. Disc brakes ensure that this powerful machine can stop as efficiently as it accelerates.

Custom Interior and Exterior –

Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210. (Mecum).

The interior of “Sinister” is a modern reimagination of the classic Tri-Five design. Notably, the dash hump has been relocated to the center, housing all touchscreen gauges and entertainment systems. The custom black leather with red stitching in the trunk and interior adds a touch of luxury and sophistication.

The car’s exterior is equally impressive. It features shaved trim on the doors, decklid, and hood, giving it a sleek and clean look. All trim has been powder-coated black, adding to the “sinister” aesthetic. The car also boasts a custom stainless exhaust and an aluminum driveshaft, ensuring durability and high performance.

Performance Tires and Unique Features –

Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210. (Mecum).

The car has been mini-tubbed to accommodate Mickey Thompson’s rear tires, which provide excellent grip and traction. The Gen V Vintage Air system ensures that the cabin remains comfortable, regardless of weather conditions.

Auction Details –

Custom 1957 Chevrolet 210. (Mecum).

“Sinister” will be one of the highlights at the Mecum Florida Summer Special 2024 auction, which will take place on Saturday, July 13th. This event is a unique opportunity for car enthusiasts and collectors to bid on this one-of-a-kind custom 1957 Chevrolet 210.