VERY SHARP & STYLISH '56 CHEVY IN ORIG CONFIGURATION! 265 V8, POWERGLIDE, NICE!
We all know that special feeling you get from behind the wheel of a classic car. You're transported to an entirely different, simpler time and the experience makes you feel lighter . . happier. This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Hardtop is overflowing with mid-'50s Chevy magic and offers rear door convenience that'll have your inner circle clamoring to join you on the road.
The Bel Air is one of the most sought-after nameplates among all classic cars and it takes just one look at this '56 to see why. It's just a flat out awesome looking car, with a style that still resonates strongly today and so ably represents the optimism of its time that it could rightfully take its place in a time capsule. A red and white color scheme sits in place of this sedan's original dark green/light green combo - and while you'll notice a couple spots in the paint just above and below the rear license plate that could be addressed, it's still a quantum leap forward in the style department. The extensive array of chrome this classic has in tow, including the dominant front grille and bumper, and the trim separating the colors, is in fine condition and shows no dings or pitting. A pair of factory-installed chrome fender birds take their place on top of the front fenders, joining the signature hood ornament sitting front and center to create a really cool look from the front. Despite its more than 60 years of life, this Chevy still sports an impressively straight look, as well as a hood, doors and deck lid that open and shut smoothly.
The red and white vinyl interior sitting inside the doors is in great shape. The bench seats in front and back still carry vibrant colors, with no scratches or tears to be found on their surfaces. Climb inside, look directly above you and you'll see a headliner that still clings tightly and shows no stains. Look to the sides and you'll see door panels sitting firmly in place and bearing handles that all work just as intended. With their dual fan shapes set against a backdrop of cabin-width trim, the dash areas featured in Chevys of this era were conversation pieces unto themselves, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better representative than this one, with its clean chrome and set of clear gauges sitting in the instrument cluster. The trunk area in back has been restored and looks great, with a full size spare and jack sitting securely in place within its spacious confines.
Where mechanical components are concerned, this Bel Air features an impressively high level of authenticity that would be hard to match in any vintage car not merely gathering dust inside a garage. A period-correct 265 cubic inch Super Turbo Fire sits under the hood, still in full possession of its faculties and starting right up and running smooth. Sitting just behind it is an also factory-correct Powerglide automatic transmission to bring its power to the asphalt. The original drum brakes have been rebuilt and are capable of providing the stopping power you'd want in modern day driving conditions. A couple of thoughtful upgrades to more modern components have been made for the sake of dependability. An electric fuel pump has been added to feed the V8 with more consistency - though its original gravity-feed counterpart sits in its rightful place to maintain an authentic, period appropriate look - and a modern battery joins the mix to remove the need for finger-crossing while turning the ignition. This stylish and generously proportioned automotive ode to the '50s sits on a set of meticulously restored original Chevy wheels wrapped in Coker Classic white walls that look unusually fresh.
With its unusually authentic configuration still in place and 4-door convenience at the ready, this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Hardtop is a cool rare find. Call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Shock with Coil in front
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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