GREAT LOOKING BEL AIR, NEW FRONT DISC BRAKES, NEW TRANS, A/C, ORIGINAL COLORS
Great resto-mods don't just happen, they're meticulously planned and executed, and if you get it right, the results are something like this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan. Yes, I know it has four doors, but look closely and you'll find an extremely well-built cruiser with room for the whole family and a vintage look that will turn heads everywhere it goes.
Any 1956 Chevy is a great-looking car, and this Bel Air 4-door sedan wears the same sparkling trim as its 2-door siblings and wears it well. With twice as many doors, there are twice as many gaps to fit, twice as many doors to align, and two extra panels to sand and straighten, but the guys tasked with this job delivered in a big way. This car just looks awesome in the flesh, with glittering black and white paint that shows off the vintage sheetmetal to great advantage. And the 4-door carries its own cool details, including the way the rear doors invisibly blend with the quarter panel, giving it the look of a sporty 2-door, as well as the decorative stainless trim at the base of the rear windows. This car also offers a lot of chrome (which was surely expensive to restore), plenty of stainless trim, and correct taillights that always look like some kind of trick custom aftermarket piece. No matter how many doors it has, this is one great-looking car.
A four-door like this really shines when it's time to hit the road with some friends, with plenty of room for everyone. Stylish period-style upholstery helps to uphold the classic good looks, and wide benches fore and aft are all-day comfortable. And you'll undoubtedly hit the road frequently thanks to the many creature comforts this Bel Air offers, including a powerful A/C unit under the dash and an AM/FM stereo radio in the original slot. Crisply rendered gauges look fantastic through the spokes of a color-matched factory steering wheel, and they kept it pretty OEM without even so much as an aftermarket temperature gauge under the dash. Reproduction rubber floor mats protect the recent carpet, and there's a similar rubber mat in the trunk, along with a vintage bias-ply spare tire and jack assembly.
The great thing about the small block Chevy is that it's eternal, and what worked in 1956 still works well today. This is a 283 cubic incher, which is probably how this car came new from the factory. It's got a correct air cleaner, a modest 2-barrel carburetor, and Chevrolet-script valve covers, all bathed in Chevy Orange, so it looks fairly correct. However, upgrades like the alternator, A/C system, and a new power master cylinder for the front disc brakes mean that it's a lot more user-friendly than it was originally. It's backed by a 3-speed manual transmission that makes it fun to drive and a dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers maintain the period vibe. The chassis is tidy and clean, although not detailed for show, although there are a lot of new components throughout, including the 215/75/15 whitewall radials outside a set of shiny factory wheel covers.
Quite honestly, it's remarkable that someone built a 4-door that's this nice, but that also means you get a screaming bargain on a fully-sorted Bel Air that's ready to cruise today. Call now!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Harbor Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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