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

Vehicle Description

Chevrolet has long been considered a 'working man's brand'. The interesting thing is, despite those humble origins, Chevy consistently peddles enough content-laden trucks to also be considered one of the best-selling luxury marques in the world. No doubt, a big part of the firm's upscale appeal comes from the Corvette. From 1950s optimism to 21st century moxie, the Chevrolet Corvette has always represented everything aspirational about the automotive experience. Of course, another part of that appeal is the franchise's long history of creating many of the world's most iconic vehicles. And that unique axiom is exactly where you'll find this stellar Bel Air custom: self-assuredly rumbling at the crossroads of timeless style and world-class athleticism. Timeless, of course, because it's a 1956 Bel Air that's been lovingly massaged through a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration. And a world-class stoplight slayer because, during that restoration, it was fitted with 502 cubic inches of fiery Chevy big block! Ready to see why the bowtie brand is affectionately called USA-1?


The product of a detailed, nut-and-bolt restoration that's absolutely exquisite both inside and out, this bold Bel Air pro-tourer does an excellent job of wrapping enduring style around modern technology. An all-American cherry that was ripe for customization, the car was subjected to a systematic, no-expense-spared build that began with all its panels being stripped and straightened. After that thorough massage, those surfaces were carefully sealed in glossy two-stage that reflects rich black base under a custom GM Crocus Yellow cap that was artfully seasoned with striking gold pearl. Every inch of that dynamic pigment was lovingly buffed to near perfection. And this sweet Chevy stormed the scene as a lights-out custom that mixes classic good looks with world-beating performance!

Rolling proof that more doesn't necessarily mean better, this sedan turns virtually every head it passes by simply doing what it does best: being one of the finest Bel Airs on the planet. No heavy add-ons or overwrought fabrication, just classic proportions and tasteful aesthetics. Up front, a smoothed bumper traces a custom, body-width grille, which tucks clear parking lamps behind artful stainless borders. At the top of that grille, a selectively shaved hood reflects fully finished headlight buckets that swap traditional, stainless-trimmed halogens for modern Jeep Liberty lamps. A flowing greenhouse, devoid of wipers, tilts smoked and stainless-trimmed glass above tight doors that are devoid of both handles and mirrors. A slick profile highlights traditional tri-five trim spears. And at the back of the car, trick LED taillights frame a shaved, power-operated decklid above polished tips and a second smoothed bumper.


Built to go just as well as it shows, this Chevy's 502 cubic inch Ramjet big block provides an excellent mix of fun times and fried tires! At the top of the Jet Black mill, a tastefully simple air cleaner funnels oxygen into a chromed GM Performance Parts intake. That intake, wired with spry Street & Performance fuel injection, feeds lightweight aluminum heads, which tilt chromed Chevrolet valve covers under billet breathers. The fires get lit by a traditional, points-style distributor, which sequences fire through loomed Taylor wires. At the front of those wires, a stylish March Ultra Drive system spins a polished Edelbrock water pump between a polished alternator and a polished AC compressor. Cooling is provided by a big aluminum radiator, which aligns two SPAL puller fans behind a polished cap and a polished expansion tank. Spent gases are whisked away by coated long-tube headers. The buff motor rumbles in a smoothed and body-matched engine bay that leads chromed hinges with a custom closeout panel. And naturally, that clean frame highlights a sea of first rate hardware that includes polished lines, a polished stick, a polished oil pan and a polished mini starter.


Not surprisingly, the bottom of this show worthy bowtie continues the theme of pairing proven hardware with enhanced technology. Glossy floors create a picturesque frame for a Metallic Silver rendition of Art Morrison's acclaimed GT Sport chassis. That chassis, itself a work of CAD-based art, looks especially appealing finished with polished spindles, polished control arms, polished sway bars and adjustable Aldan coil-overs. Behind the awesome engine, a dressed Tremec TKO600 5-speed, perched on a polished crossmember, spins a polished aluminum driveshaft. That tube twists torque to a smoothed and painted Ford 9-inch that's built with a posi-traction differential and sporty, 3.70 gears. Turns come courtesy of power rack-and-pinion steering. Speed gets scrubbed by polished Wilwood calipers, which cinch a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. A mirrored stainless fuel tank supplies a steady stream of 'go juice'. Polished stainless exhaust feeds throaty Borla ProXS mufflers. And all that hardware rolls on a sweet set of polished blades, which spin 245/40ZR18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As in front of 275/35ZR20 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As.


Between the doors, a custom, professionally installed cockpit manifests as a supple sea of tasteful Cream leather that's enhanced by crisp LED lighting. Passengers enjoy a quartet of broad buckets, which are dissected by a sculpted, full-length console that's garnished with a polished Hurst shifter and controls for modern air conditioning. A streamlined dash hangs modern telemetry above snazzy metal foot pedals. Those pedals shade premium carpet, which floats piped and color-keyed mats between custom side panels, a custom headliner and modern power windows. The driver spins an ornate steering wheel around a tilting column. And a power-operated trunk hides a traditional CD changer, which, like that decklid, gets motivation from controls hidden in the aforementioned console.

Owning a lights-out classic is cool. Owning a lights-out classic that's been tastefully customized is something few are lucky enough to experience. Owning a tastefully customized, lights-out classic that's propelled by one of the hottest powerplants ever created is the stuff most gearheads dream about. Don't miss your chance to enjoy this incredible Bel Air!


World class Bel Air pro-tourer that's the product of a ground-up, nut-and-bolt restoration

GM Performance Parts Ramjet 502 with Street & Performance electronic fuel injection

Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission

Ford 9-inch rear axle with a posi-traction differential and 3.70 gears

Modern air conditioning

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes

Art Morrison GT Sport chassis with adjustable Aldan coil-overs

Custom Cream leather interior with power-operated windows

Modern audio

Tastefully modified body with power-operated doors and a power-operated trunk

Custom Black and GM Crocus Yellow paint with gold pearl

Polished 18 and 20-inch wheels

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID:CC-1515680
  • Price:$209,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Crocus Yellow
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:137054
  • VIN:VC56K023168

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RK Motors Charlotte
7600 Statesville Road
Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28269
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