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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Year: 1956

Make: Chevrolet

Model: Bel Air

Mileage: 262

Exterior Color: Harbor/Nassau Blue

Interior Color: Blue



Platinum Certificate with 996/1,000 points, 1st Place and Best of Show at Classic Chevy Club International 33rd annual convention

Paint 703 = Harbor Blue/Nassau Blue

Trim 607 = Blue

265 CI

Suffix Code GT = 265 Dual Quad 240 HP

Rare matching numbers GT-suffix 265/240 HP Super Power Pack V-8 engine with Duntov high lift camshaft, 1 of 111 produced in 1956

Body-off factory correct focused restoration

Dual Carter Carburetor with Batwing Air Cleaner

OE Dual Exhaust

Correct Generator

Harrison Radiator

3-Speed Column Shift

Points Ignition

Power Steering 

Power Top

Power Drum Brakes

Electric Wipers

AM Pushbutton Radio

Courtesy Lights


Rail Guards

GM Accessory Wire Wheel Covers

Wide Whitewall Bias Ply Tires

EZ-I Tinted Glass

Dual Horns

T-3 Headlamps

Day/Night Rear View Mirror

Dual Outside Mirrors

Correct Spare and Jack Assembly

Triple Chrome Plated Bumpers

Show-Quality Stainless Steel

Correct Fasteners

Assembly Line Paint Markings

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With fewer than 300 miles put on since the completion of a body-off restoration focused heavily on factory correctness, this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible took 1st Place and Best of Show at the Classic Chevy Club International 33rd Annual Convention and has a Platinum Certificate with 996 out of 1,000 points. It’s finished in two-tone Harbor Blue and Nassau Blue, the original color combination, per the cowl tag, and many date-correct original or NOS parts were used during the restoration of this Bel Air, including the date-correct glass.

It’s powered by a rare, matching-numbers GT-suffix 265/240 HP Super Power Pack V-8 engine with the Duntov high-lift camshaft, one of just 111 of the engines produced in 1956. The dual 4-barrel carburetors are topped by the Batwing air cleaner, and a three-on-the-tree manual transmission channels the power to the rear wheels. Despite the racy nature of the powertrain, this Chevrolet is beautifully equipped with an electro-hydraulically operated light blue convertible top and frame, a pushbutton radio, courtesy lights and an analog in-dash clock. Rolling on Goodyear wide whitewall tires with optional factory wire-spoke wheel covers, the Bel Air was recently upgraded with factory-correct power steering and power brakes to provide an even more enjoyable driving experience.

The Tri-Five Chevrolets of 1955-57 were some of the most successful the division had ever seen. The extensive styling revision and new V-8 engine introduced for 1955 wowed the press and public alike, and Chevrolet advertised heavily through print, television and radio to keep the brand in the public eye. For 1956, Chevrolet had a multitude of print ads dedicated just to the Bel Air convertible, a new kind of approach, as the safer tactic was to promote sedans since they were normally the top sellers. However, the campaign worked well at selling the lifestyle angle, and for 1956, just over 1.5 million full-size Chevrolets were sold, and of those, just over 40,000 of them were Bel Air convertibles.

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