For Sale: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon - 350ci V8 From A 1978 Z28 Camaro - Dart Heads, Roller Rockers, Edelbrock Intake and Carburetor - TH350 Automatic Transmission - 12 Bolt Posi Rear End - Turquoise And White Paint - New Custom Tan Interior (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 155 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Why the 1955�€"57 Chevrolet Nomad is bucking the fading '50s trend �€" Hagerty | Media, January 2019 An offshoot of the indomitable Tri-Five Chevy, the Nomad was the perfect combination of utility, style, and performance. Still sporting many of the forward-thinking design elements from the earlier concept envisioned by Harley Earl when it appeared in production form for 1955, the Nomad nonetheless shared its chassis with the '55 Chevy sedan rather than the Corvette that inspired it. You could get a Nomad with a 'stovebolt' six-cylinder, but the big innovation in '55 was the 265-cubic-inch small-block V-8. Top-spec was the small-block with dual exhaust and a four-barrel carb good for 180 hp, and then '56 brought two four-barrel carbs and 225. By '57 there was a wide range of carbureted V-8 engine variants that ranged between 162�€"270 hp, but the critical upgrade was the new Ramjet fuel-injected V-8, available in 250-hp guise or with solid lifters and 283 hp. The full Hagerty article is available online here: Offered here is a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad station wagon in two-tone turquoise-and-white over a handsome custom gray-and-tan interior. The car has been restored and lightly refreshed while maintaining the original look of the legendary Nomad. For reliability, it has also been re-powered with a 350 V8. The odometer currently reads 99,677 miles, meaning the car has traveled fewer than 1,550 miles per-year on average since new. The exterior two-tone paint follows the original design with non-metallic turquoise on the iconic ribbed-roof and the forward part of the car, and white appearing on the chrome-rub-strip-accented tailgate and following trim lines around to the side, extending in spear-like fashion to the front fenders. The look emphasizes the forward-thrust body style while being very pleasing to the eye. The two paints were professionally applied to a very high standard here; the colors themselves are emblematic of the Fifties. Surface smoothness and overall gloss is excellent. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome-the styling wand of the era-is especially satisfying on this '56 Nomad. In addition to the body-side trim separating the two paint colors, and the seven tailgate rub strips, beautiful chrome work on the car's grille, front and rear bumpers, headlight and taillight trim, window surrounds, side mirrors, and jet-plane-inspired hood ornament is all in excellent condition, free of pitting or patina. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are pristine. Correct factory badging-including the gold Nomad script on the tailgate, gold Chevrolet crest (with chrome Bel Air script fender badges), and full-color bowtie Chevrolet crest and V hood emblems marks this as the company's top-of-the-line wagon. Weld Racing® 8-hole, 15-inch, dish-style chrome wheels (a modification like what might well have been added back in the day) are mounted with Cooper® Cobra Radial G/T raised-white-letter 255/60 tires. Inside, the multi-color, soft-fabric custom upholstery makes for a handsomely upgraded, but still period-appropriate look. The design blends tan and medium brown fa

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1569866
  • Price: $74,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:99677
  • Stock Number:22GKM23
  • VIN:C56A012574

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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