For Sale: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

The 1956 Chevrolet Nomad will always be an icon for style. But this one also has beautiful chrome, upgraded power, four-on-the-floor, and a great color combo inside & out. So we know you're going to love one of the coolest and rarest grocery-getters of all time.


The Matador Red and Dune Beige two tone is absolutely striking. You can really tell they took their time to invest in a quality application, and the modern clearcoat finish loves the sunshine. Plus, the two-tone looks particularly nice on a '56. The sweeping side trim is exclusive to this year, and it allows for a full-length streak of cream within the red to make for arguably the most artful look of the Tri-Five era. And speaking of trim, there was also a good investment keeping it clean, complete, and bright. You'll really love all the brightwork, from the 1956-only grille, to the bright slats protecting the rear hatch. And the way the panels line up nicely, the weatherstripping feels fresh, and the quality of the glass all tell you that even the fundamentals were watched during the restoration. In fact, this one looks like a time machine back to the 1950s. The only pieces that hint at the added power within are the large dual exhaust tips and competition-style Torq Thrust wheels.


The interior continues the exterior's theme of two-tone red and cream. The dash, headliner, carpeting, and custom door panels all coordinate for a thoughtful presentation inside and out. We especially like the two-tone seats that have a classic look but a custom presentation, right down to the fabric inserts and matching throw pillows. There's a freshness here that makes the interior great to share with family and friends. Plus, they integrated some great features, like power front windows and the steering wheel is on a tilt column. And your right hand will rest comfortably on the Hurst floor shifter.


The Tri-Fives were the dawn of the small block era. So it's great to see this history under the hood with such a tidy and bright engine bay. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll discover that this is a 327 cubic-inch motor borrowed from a '65 Corvette. Not only is this a larger displacement than anything offered in the Tri-Five era, but also they added the right performance pieces. You have a Holley four-barrel carburetor, aluminum intake, and Hedman headers feeding dual exhaust. And while they were investing in the engine bay, you also see the right supporting components everywhere from fresh belts to the aluminum radiator. You get full control over this classic with the four-speed manual transmission. And it's easy to enjoy this Nomad thanks to nice driving features like power steering, power brakes with front discs, and wide Cooper Cobra tires.


Less than 8,000 Nomads were produced in 1956, making them a rare Chevy by far (only the Corvette had less.) Now almost 65 years later, you are going to be hard-pressed to find one that is as complete and well-finished as this example. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1374186
  • Price:$59,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Matador Red
  • Interior Color:Bright Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:25301
  • Stock Number:2383-TPA
  • VIN:VC560021681