This 1956 Chevrolet 150 two-door sedan has the stock look of high
quality in its first impression. But like a proper street machine
sleeper, the dual-quad V8 under the hood also lets you bring
serious power to the pavement. And the level of freshness in the
restoration makes this incognito Chevy an award-worthy total
The '57 Chevy has the legend of the Black Widow, which were the
lightest and strongest bodies (150 two-door sedans) matched with
the meanest powerhouses around. And so this '56 seems to want to
slot in as the prequel. But before we show you the power, take some
time to appreciate the quality of the full build. The paint has
such a high-quality gloss that you'll likely tell your friends it's
Piano Black. And the way it smoothly rolls over the excellent
panels really drives home that premium appearance. The 150 may have
been the base model, but that still means you get some terrific
brightwork on the wraparound chrome bumpers, full-length trim,
jet-inspired hood ornament, and the '56 car's unique grille. So
while this one is a classic sleeper, it has also been restored to
be a present-day stunner.
The interior restoration brought it back to stock status, too, and
the appeal here is as clear as black and white. The timeless
two-tone is intertwined throughout the carpeting, dash, and
headliner. Plus, the upholstery really looks terrific with the
black cloth inserts and white polka dot pattern. The door panels
were even done to match. Being a lightweight car means less
brightwork trim and no radio. But the rumble from what's under the
hood makes it all worth it.
Under the hood is an era-correct block for the 265 cubic-inch V8.
And if you read your option sheet in 1956, a few lucky people got
the dual four-barrel carburetor option. So we're glad to see that
street-eating dual-quad power upgrade here. They spent time getting
the details right. That's why you not only have the large triangle
topper with dual air filters hanging off the sides, but even the
decals on those are bright and correct. The red block with
Chevrolet valve covers, Delco-Remy generator, and GM hoses are all
part of the extra attention paid that will have you showing off
every inch at the car show. We really mean it. The undercarriage is
so clean that you'll probably put a mirror underneath just so
others get a full view. More than just look great, this was the
kind of car that was meant to be driven. The V8 fires up with the
kind of gusto you expect from a quality build, and the X-pipe dual
exhaust gives it a sweet tune. And all those fresh suspension
components mean a solid and confident feeling going down the road.
As a true classic Chevrolet 150, most of your features are manual -
including the column-shifted three-speed transmission. It's a great
way to keep your sense in touch with the road. However, you do have
proper modern tires that mean this speedy Chevy has better traction
and grip than the original.
This is an outstanding vintage package that loves to give you a
true vintage street machine. So if you're looking for a sleek black
legend, call today!
1956 Chevrolet 150
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