This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air shows all the right signs of being a
proper survivor in all the main areas, including the two-tone
paint, detailed interior, and the V8 under the hood. So in a world
where a Tri-Five Chevy already gets a ton of respect, this one is
the patriarch of that dynasty.
We don't take the term survivor lightly, especially when it comes
to icons like the Tri-Five Chevy. So it takes an impressive story
and presentation for us to believe we're looking at nearly 70 years
of originality. And this one has it! We're told it has been with
the same family from new right up until 2022. It was cherished for
all those decades where even the exceptionally low odometer is
believed to represent the full actual mileage. It has the look of a
low-mileage garage-kept classic where the panels look terrific, the
bumpers shine nicely, and the distinct 1956 trim is quite clean and
complete. Even the paint is believed to be the factory application
on this car. It has an impressive style where the Crocus Yellow and
Laurel Green are quite complete while also showing the maturity
that gives this seven-decade story authenticity. In fact, when a
car like this is so genuine, you're really just going to be
spending time trying to figure out what isn't stock from the
factory (so far all we can tell are the whitewalls and the exhaust
The factory-correct charcoal and yellow interior continues the
proper time capsule appearance. The seats carry that cool '50s
design that have button-top seatbacks and textured cloth inserts.
The taut door panels, clean headliner, and even working dome light
are all part of a terrific factory package that makes it an awesome
survivor. You'll be hard-pressed to find any replacements because
anything that may have been replaced was done with the correct
care. You get a beautiful factory steering wheel, and beyond that
is the dual cowl dash that had a design shared with the Corvette.
And the AM radio is still working! Even the trunk resembles a time
capsule with the correct jack and a full-sized spare on a bias-ply
Under the hood is a bright style that still keeps the vintage
feeling. After all, you can understand why they would give a
fresher bold red to the 265 cubic-inch V8 when it's believed to be
the original powerhouse. It makes for a nice way to showcase this
significant motor, and we also like that they never went overboard
with the presentation. The oil bath air cleaner, Delco-Remy
generator, and survivor-like steel components keep this looking
authentic. What's also particularly nice about this car is the way
it continues to want to be a true cruiser. The V8 fires up with the
stout feeling of a respected car, and while it likes you to feel
the road, there's also an automatic transmission for easy
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, spare components,
and even the original license plate. We take survivors seriously
here, and so it's hard to find something more exciting than an
in-demand Bel Air that wears all the history of why it's an icon.
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
Exterior Color:Crocus Yellow
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