This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has been restored to be an icon done
right. You have the vintage elements you love, like the correct
two-tone and the ultra-desirable hardtop coupe style. And while you
have period-correct V8 power, it's been given a little extra pep to
keep this classic a solid modern driver.
The trim tag tells us this was born with this timelessly tasteful
India Ivory and Onyx Black two-tone. And since this coupe has been
given a frame-off restoration, this tuxedo-like color combo has
received the right investments to make sure it commands attention.
It's a detail-oriented full look where even the whitewall tires
coordinate with this color combo! And 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.
Speaking of exclusive to '56, the grille is great. It's a wide,
straight, and clean piece that looks good on a coupe that's as
sophisticated as formalwear. Plus, with the trim, bumpers, rockers,
wheel covers, and all the emblems complete and shining, it has the
kind of gleaming brightwork that reminds you why this is an icon.
And details like the hood ornament and taillights are a great
finishing touch to remind us that this Chevy was at the dawn of the
The interior coordinates with the exterior's two-tone. So this one
has a great color combo inside and out. It has a '50s-style look,
but you can see that this was upgraded later in life by the
crispness in its appearance and the intricate pattern. And just
like the exterior, you'll really appreciate the little things that
they paid attention to here. It's in details like the working dome
light, quality door seals, and clean trunk with stand-up spare and
jack instruction still affixed inside. You can tell that the
investments inside were about being stock, clean, and correct. It's
the kind of overall thoughtfulness that will send your nostalgia
into overdrive the moment you feel the classically thin grip of the
Bel Air's artful steering wheel.
When you look under the hood, the black engine bay draws extra
attention to the bright V8 heart in the middle. It really has a
correct look, right down to the Chevrolet script valve covers. You
may start to see added shine with the bright presentation on the
air cleaner assembly and the newer brake booster. But if you really
look close, you'll see some of the best upgrades. And while the 265
cubic-inch V8 is an era-correct block, it now inhales deeper with
an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. It's
these kinds of subtle upgrades that make a big difference in
driving. The motor fires up nicely and exhales a sweet sound out of
the dual exhaust. And because this is a car that's meant to be
driven, you have an automatic transmission, power brakes with
upgraded front discs, and a modern tread behind those classic
A Bel Air hardtop is a cherished classic. That's why we have plenty
of restoration photos, build receipts, and over three decades of
maintenance records. So it's time to put an exceptional Tri-Five in
your garage. Call today!!!