1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  • Year: 1956

  • Make: Chevrolet 

  • Model: Bel Air Convertible

  • Mileage: 428

  • Exterior Color: Yellow/Black

  • Interior Color: Yellow/Black


Checkout this beautiful 1956 Bel Air! 

Crocus Yellow and Onyx Black

Small Block V8 w/ 4 Barrell Carb

Correct Generator w/ P/S Pump

Points Ignition

Treadle Vac Power Brakes

4 Wheel Drum Brakes

Dual Exhaust w/ Bel Air Tips

Correct Exhaust Manifolds

Power Glide Transmission

Yellow/Black Bench Seat Interior

AM Pushbutton Radio

Fender Mount Antenna


Tissue Dispenser

Traffic Light Viewer

Padded Dash

Power Top

Electric Wipers

Dual Horns

Fender Skirts

Continental Kit

Grille Guard

Full Wheel Cover

Wide Whitewall Radial Tires

Radiator Shield

Tinted Windshield

Fingernail Guard

The 1956 Bel Air received a face-lift with a more conventional full-width grille, pleasing those customers who didn't favor the Ferrari-inspired '55 front end. Two-tone bodyside treatments and front and rear wheel openings completed the "Speedline" restyling. Single housings incorporated the taillight, stoplight, and backup light, and the left one held the gas filler - an idea popularized on Cadillacs.


Among the seven Bel Air models was a new Sport Sedan, a pillarless four-door hardtop that looked handsome with all the windows rolled down and allowed easy entry into the back seat. Production exceeded 103,000, compared to 128,000 two-door hardtops. Shapely two-door Nomad wagons topped the price chart at US$2,608 ($24,825 in 2020 dollars ), but now carried the same interior and rear-wheel Sheetmetal as other Bel Airs, lacking the original's unique trim. Only 7,886 were built. The least costly Bel Air, at US$2,025 ($19,276 in 2020 dollars ), was the two-door sedan.


 Seatbelts, shoulder harnesses, and a padded dashboard were available, and full-size cars could even get the hot Corvette 225-horsepower engine. In 1956 sales material there was an optional rain-sensing automatic top, which was first seen on the 1951 LaSabre concept car. However, it is believed that it was never installed on a car. Popular Mechanics reported only 7.4% of owners in their survey ordered seat belts. A '56 Bel Air 4-door hardtop, prepared by Chevy engineer Zora Arkus Duntov, set a new endurance/speed record for an automobile ascending Pikes Peak.


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