Whenever anybody thinks of Chevrolet in the 1950s, almost always, the one specific make that comes to mind is the Bel Air. It is a very iconic vehicle and it really distinguished Chevy from other car manufacturers of the time. This particular 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is nothing short of what would typically come to mind. Fully restored, this Bel Air is nothing short of a great vehicle. It possesses a V8 4bbl Carburetor allows it to run cleanly with no issues at all. Also it is very easy to drive, being that it has an Automatic Transmission. The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Airs goal was to create a sweeter, more frisky ride than that of the 55 and also create a vehicle with safer passing. They surely did not falter with their step forward in creating this vehicle. Whenever originally debuted in 1956, the consumers were absolutely wild about it. There were very minor modifications within the inside of the vehicle with a slightly new dashboard, and a hidden gas cap within the rear fin. One of the factors that the people of the 50s were crazy about was the full array of color options. This particular chevy has a Two Tone exterior including the two colors Nassau Blue and India Ivory. Both of which, are very unique and vibrant colors that were not seen on any other vehicles of the time. The interior is two tone as well, made up of the colors Charcol and White. The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is an iconic vehicle, there is no debate about that, and with only 37,581 miles and an reasonable price of $49,888 you can own a piece of the past. The 56 Bel Airs motto after all was The Hot One is Even Hotter, and they definitely were on fire regarding sales made in 1956.
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.
With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
What fascinates me about the Chevrolet Bel Ai is not only how it became an iconic classic car but an American icon over the last 60-or-so years since it debuted as an everyday family car.
A couple of years ago I was attending the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach.
What do you do if you have a beautiful, low-mileage ’55 Chevy with a crapped-out engine that wasn’t supplying enough power anyway?
The 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup competition last August was an event Andy Leach, owner of Cal Auto Creations, won’t soon forget.
‘Steve’s” 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Fonzie’s Triumph motorcycle, The Green Hornet’s “Black Beauty,” Evel Knievel’s “Stratocycle” and a “screen-used” General Lee Dodge Charger are among the vehicles that will cross the block at Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 74.