Rebuilt and ready to roll, this 1956 Bel Air convertible displays
clean bodywork that is highlighted by the correct Crocus Yellow and
Onyx Black two-tone paint. The car's ground-up, nut-and-bolt
restoration, completed by renowned restorers Steinmetz Chevy
Restorations, began with a full strip of a solid rust-free body.
The craftsmen at Steinmetz then went to work on the Bel Air sheet
metal, bringing it back to its factory original shape. Next, in
typical '50s fashion, that profile was decked in feet of polished
trim. At the front of this sleek showboat, a broad stainless grille
frame travels end to end between the rechromed bumper, and a
decorative Chevrolet crest and proper T3 headlights finish the
look. At the top of the hood and fenders, rocket-inspired speed
fender toppers lead the eye to a fresh wraparound greenhouse, which
is sealed in straight frames, cleared by bright windshield wipers
and reflected in highly polished trim. Gleaming door handles,
bumperettes and chrome antenna complement the sleek body. And at
the back of the Bel Air, a second rechromed bumper bends around a
Chevrolet-branded trunk and familiar rear quarter-panels. Under the
hood this Bel Air is equipped with a 265ci dual-quad V8 engine
putting out 225hp routed through a Powerglide automatic
transmission. This restored Chevy rolls down the road on Firestone
gum-dipped whitewall tires with elegant wire wheel covers. From the
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