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For Sale: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in Concord, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

When you imagine period-correct motoring, this is what the '50s will look like. This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop has been given all the right investment to have great two-tone appearance, original details, period-correct V8, and much more. And when it's all completed to such a high level, an icon like this never disappoints.

You can tell there has been a big investment in quality with this coupe, and it starts with the paint. The two-tone Nassau Blue and India Ivory is a great year-correct color theme that's finished with enough gloss to send your nostalgia into overdrive. Plus, the way the Bel Air line has that harpoon of color running the full profile is an exclusive touch for this year that no factory would ever dare try again. And speaking of exclusive to '56, the grille is a great piece. Larger than '55 and sleeker than '57, you can easily recognize this model from a long way away. Plus, with the full trim, bumpers, factory wheel covers, and all the emblems complete, this is a total package that's worth its weight in shining brightwork. While a pillar-less hardtop coupe like this has irresistible and iconic lines, don't forget to appreciate the details. It's in everything from the freshness of the weather-stripping to the way the fender skirts add to the car's impressive flowing lines.

There's a sea of blue inside, and the crisp white headliner gives it the same two-tone feel as the outside. In fact, the interior is just as clean and impressive as the exterior. The idea of this one is a pure vintage cruiser. So you have the seats with a cool tuck and roll kind of flair that people will love, and the door panels are even done to match. And while they kept the classic AM radio there for display, your read driving music comes from an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo hidden in the glovebox. This has all the best pieces with the dual cowl dash, heat/defrost sliders, and a color-matched Bel Air steering wheel. It's such a detailed car that the clean trunk even has a terrific-looking whitewall spare, the correct jack, and the instructions are affixed inside.

Part of what makes these cars a legend is that the Tri-Fives were the ones to introduce the Chevy small block V8. So you'll be happy to lift the hood and see a 265 cubic-inch V8 boldly radiating from within the engine bay. They made sure this was ready to show off with the clean black fender walls, color-matched firewall, Chevrolet-script valve covers, and big air grabber on top. It looks like quite a correct setup and the motor even decodes to a four-barrel carb unit from this Tri-Five era. This coupe was built to drive, and so it starts, idles, and runs with an easy well-respected nature. The driving experience is made to give you the feel of a proper vintage machine, right down to the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. But everything from the 12-volt electrical system to the modern tread on the whitewalls are part of the subtle upgrades to make sure this is a cruiser for modern times, too.

This is an iconic Chevy done to an award-worthy standard. So you just know it belongs in your garage. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID:CC-1443308
  • Price:$44,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Nassau Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:30327
  • Stock Number:6299-CHA
  • VIN:VC56B047377
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