The whole package of this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air looks vintage but
with a modern twist. You see it in the factory-correct two-tone
that has an updated glow, and the stylish interior now features
cold-blowing A/C. Plus, you have proper small block power you love
in a Tri-Five, but it's now a 400 hp unit.
The two-tone Dusk Plum and India Ivory represent the 1950s
perfectly, and the trim tag tells us it's the factory-correct color
combo. But you can also tell there's a superior luster on this one
that's courtesy of a more modern respray. A two-tone arguably looks
the best on the '56 Bel Air because it was the only time that
harpoon there was of color running the full profile. And speaking
of exclusive to '56, the grille is a great piece. Larger than '55,
and sleeker than '57, you can easily recognize this model from a
long way away. And with the full trim, bumpers, and all the emblems
complete, this is a total package that's worth its weight in
exclusive brightwork. But while this one looks like a time machine
back to the 1950s, the polished 18-inch US Mags alloys, tinted
windows, and wide dual exhaust tips give it a hint of street
The factory-correct two-tone Ivory and Charcoal also received
investment during restoration to keep the iconic style and added
real comfort. That means everything from the headliner to the
steering wheel looks clean and correct. The button top design on
the seatbacks, intricate door panels, and a bright dash with the
sporty dual cowl design - it's all part of a thoughtful total
package that makes this Bel Air so classily attractive. There are
nice little details, like the seatbelts and added temp gauge to
make this a better cruiser. And you just know the cold-blowing air
conditioning makes it even more fun to roll down all the windows on
this desirable hardtop and go cruising in the summer.
A VC-code Tri-Five Chevy like this introduced us to the
now-legendary small block V8. So it's nice to see that kind of
powerhouse still under the hood. But this one showcases the decades
of progress that proved how upgradeable these motors are. We're
told it's now a 383 cubic-inch stroker motor. And we can see it has
been enhanced with Edelbrock E-Street aluminum heads, a performance
intake, and topped with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. There
are even nice supporting components like an MSD Ignition and an
electric cooling fan. The upgraded V8 exhales with added power and
rumble through long tube headers on their way to the dual exhaust.
The full package is said to make an impressive 400 hp/425 ft-lb of
torque, and it certainly feels that strong. The three-speed
automatic transmission feeds into a 3.31 Positraction rear end for
an ideal mix of comfort and confidence. And this Bel Air likes you
to feel the road securely with new ZR-Rated tires and CPP
four-wheel power disc brakes with drilled & slotted rotors.
This hardtop has the classic style you love, but the whole package
is also upgraded to make it a terrific driver. That's the right
recipe for those who like to be known all over town for their
memorable icon. So if you want to really be seen, call today!
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
Exterior Color:Dusk Plumb
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