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For Sale: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in Hilton, New York

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible A Survivor Car that has recently been serviced back on the road and received a Brand New COMPLETE Interior and Convertible Top. This car is Sharp! Powered by GM's near Bullet Proof straight 6-Cyl and Powerglide Automatic Transmission Power Convertible Top Paint is Driver Quality and shows its wear and age. The undercarriage is very solid, There has been a couple patches put in on the floorboards probably many years ago. Again a very common trait of these vintage convertibles, easy fix. The passenger side rear quarter glass has a pop and is cracked, again an easy and cheap fix. We kept it like this because it tells a story and gives the 'Ol Chevy even more Character. A true eye catcher and conversation piece wherever it goes. The 1956 Chevrolet has always been sought after for its styling incorporating the best attributes of the previous and following model years of the Tri-Five Chevys legacy. What better way to cruise a classic car than Top Down in a Bel Air! Nice affordable way into this classic car segment with a Convertible! This Chevy makes a great platform for a V8 swap or a LS Modern Upgrade! A Great Canvas to Start With and Make it whatever you want it to be! Here's a little read about the 1956,,, Enjoy! First offered in 1953, as Chevrolet renamed its model line-up and the Bel Air name was applied to the premium model range along with the two lower series the 150 and 210. In 1955, Chevy restyled its full size line-up with crisp clean lines, the Bel Air was greeted with much enthusiasm and deemed the "Hot One". The '55, '56, and '57 Bel Airs are among the most recognizable American cars of all time and remain an American icon, highly collected to this day. In 1958 Chevrolet redesigned the line-up to be broader, longer and heavier then their 1957 predecessors. Again, the Bel Air remained Chevrolet's top model range, followed by the newly renamed Biscayne (formerly the 210) and the Delray (formerly the 150.) 1956 was basically a carry over model, with minor changes to the grill, trim and other accessories. It meant huge gains in sales for Chevrolet, who sold 104,849 Bel Air models, due in part to the new V8 engine introduced a year before. By this time, their 265cid V8 had gained popularity with hot rodders who found the engine easy to modify for horsepower gains. This wasn't lost on Chevrolet's engineers, who managed to up the horsepower in 1956 from 162 hp to 225 hp with optional add-ons. For 1956 the 265 cid V8 engine was modified to include an integral oil filter, with a range of power choices from 162 HP for the base V8 up to 240 HP for R.P.O. 411 "Super Power Pack" offered mid-year. The average two door Bel Air in 1956 sold for $2100, which was considered a good value at the time. Prices ranging from $1665 for the 150 sedan with six cylinder engine to $2443 for the V8 equipped convertible, with Nomad models running slightly higher. In 1956, Zora Arkus-Duntov broke the time record ascending Pikes Peak in a pre-production 1956 Bel Air equipped with the 265 V8 engine in just 17 minutes and 24.05 seconds, shattering the previous record of 19 minutes 25.70 seconds, set 21 years before. Armrests - Dual Front, Automatic Transmission, Full-Size Spare Tire, Spare Tire

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1216625
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Hilton, New York
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Sherwood Green
  • Interior Color:Light and Dark Green
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:100062
  • Stock Number:E0878
  • VIN:0000000056A027545