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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

Model Year History Overview:

Chevrolet had a mild facelift in ’56 and another in ’57.  Both Ford and Plymouth were completely restyled in ’57, so Chevrolet suffered by comparison.  Yet record market penetration of close to 28 percent was achieved in 1956 and the ’57 facelift was a good one.  The 1955 eggcrate grill was unpopular with the public, so the ’56 version was broader, brighter, and more conventional.  The 265 cid V-8 engine had to match the looks.  Properly equipped, the 1955-57 Chevy was, and is, a formidable competitor on the race track.

This car was restored in 1999 with a body on frame restoration process, including engine and transmission.  It has the original fender skirts and a new plush interior.

Total 1956 Chevrolet Car Production:  1,563,729
Total 1956 Hardtop Coupe Production:  128,383

MSRP: $2,176.00

Stock Number C 164

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

VIN Number:  VC56J096811
Assembly Plant:  N/A
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Black
Interior Trim:  Black Vinyl
Engine:  265 CID – Chevrolet OHV V-8 with Power-Pak (4-Barrel Carburetor and Dual Exhaust)
225 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 3.75”X 3.00”

Transmission:  2-Speed Powerglide

  • AM Push Button Radio
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Power Steering
  • Seat Belts
  • Fender Skirts (Original)

Wheelbase:  115.0-inches
Overall Length:  N/A
Height: N/A
Weight:  3,222 LBS

Stock Number: C 164

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