1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
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Year
1956
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Bel Air
Odometer Reads
4,487
Stock #
8784

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
265 V8
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 2 Barrel
Transmission Type
Powerglide automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
Horsepower
170

Body

Body Color
Matador Red
Doors
2
Body Style
Hardtop
Front Tire Specification
Wide Whitewall
Rear Tire Specification
Wide Whitewall

Interior

Interior Color
Red & Beige
Seating Type
Bench With Column Shift
Seat Material
Vinyl & Cloth
Shifter Type
Column

265 CID V8 - 2BBL - Powerglide Automatic - P.B. - P.S. - Frame Off Restoration

This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is an absolutely gorgeous 2 door hardtop, having benefitted from an extensive frame-off restoration. 1956 marked the second year of the Tri-Five Chevy era and when the '56 Chevys were introduced to dealers back in November 1955, they were clearly a major upgrade from the previous year models. With the Bel Air sitting atop the Chevrolet hierarchy back in 1956, they were richly appointed both inside and out. On the outside, the '56 Bel Airs sported a brand new full-width chrome grille that sat below the new-look hood that was flatter, longer, and had an accentuated "V" treatment. Down the beltline of the '56 Bel Air was a brand new chrome side trim design with a painted insert that ran essentially the full length of the car and swept down at the rear. Of course, besides the iconic '56 side trim, perhaps the most famous exterior update occurred with regards to the placement of the gas filler cap which, in true 50s fashion, was hidden behind the driver's side tail light. The interiors on the Bel Air was the plushest interior offered by Chevrolet back in 1956 and they were very well-optioned. More specifically, every 1956 Bel Air came with a clock and lockable gloveboxes, both of which were considered big of luxuries back in 1956. This particular '56 Chevy Bel Air comes to us out of the collection of a prominent collector who clearly was a fantastic steward of the car while under his ownership. Under the hood on this '56 Bel Air is a 265 Cubic Inch V8 engine paired with a single 2 barrel carburetor. Exhaust exits the 265 V8 via a dual exhaust setup that gives this Tri-Five Chevy a nice throaty sound. The 265 V8 is backed by a Powerglide Automatic Transmission that makes this 1956 Chevrolet a car that can be driven and enjoyed by anybody. In addition to the Powerglide, this 56 Bel Air comes with a number of desirable options. With power brakes, bringing this classic 50s Chevy to a stop is made much easier. This 1956 Chevrolet is also equipped with power steering which is another "creature comfort" that makes driving this car much more enjoyable and makes maneuvering it in and out of tight spaces a total breeze. The dual chrome outside mirrors not only help you squeeze into those aforementioned tight parking spaces, they also add to the appearance of the car giving it a more "stepped up" look. The exterior chrome and brightwork is in wonderful shape and show particularly well. The exterior has been refinished in the correct two-tone paint scheme consisting of Matador Red and Adobe Beige, which further adds to the extraordinary curb appeal of this Tri-Five Chevy. A set of wide whitewall bias-ply tires accented by the painted steel wheels and full chrome wheelcovers, complete the exterior appearance of the car. The interior on this 1956 Bel Air is stunning! The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in Red Vinyl with Beige Cloth inserts accented with period correct silver piping and buttons. The red painted dash, beige and red upholstered door panels, headliner, and steering wheel all appear to be in their stock configuration and have an excellent look. The dash is equipped with a 110 MPH speedometer, temperature gauge, and fuel gauge, along with a clock and Retro-Style AM/FM/Cassette entertainment system. Whether you're adding to your Tri-Five collection or you're purchasing your first classic car, this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today at 763-428-7337!

Engine Size
265 V8
Transmission Type
Powerglide automatic
Body Style
Hardtop
Body Color
Matador Red
Interior Color
Red & Beige
Odometer Reads
4,487
Stock #
8784

Estimated Monthly Payment

$603.45

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