Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop coupe is already desire on wheels, but one look at this one, and you can tell it has even more to offer. With all that glittering chrome updated, fantastic two tone paint, an enhanced small block under the hood, and a four-speed stick to control it all, you know this is the car you've always wanted.
Ever wonder why you don't see quite as many of these '56 Bel Air hardtops as you do the other two Tri-Five Chevys? Out of this entire legendary series, the fewest amount of these top-of-the-line coupes were produced in this year. But beyond rarer numbers, the '56 is desirable for all of its distinct features. These had some of the boldest trim of the trio, and arguably, it had the best grille of them all. These unique pieces are particularly attractive on this one thanks to an investment in making sure they look nice. But the best feature is how the two tone is presented. Only in '56 and only on Bel Airs do you get a color streak that runs the entire length of the car, and in the rear, it simultaneously has a sporty dipping line while also merging with the roof color. You see this exceptionally well on the classic thanks to a solid investment in creating the '50s-style blue and white that was chosen for this coupe. But more than a terrific color combo, if the sheetmetal was not straight or any trim was missing, the total presentation would not be nearly as stellar as it is today.
We all love a pillarless hardtop because it gives us an unobstructed view of the interior. So on a coupe like this, it was important that the restoration got it right, too. That's why the blue seats nicely match the exterior paint. Plus, the textured white inserts and bright trim add comfort and panache. The matching pattern on the doors panels means the moment you get out at the car show, this coupe will draw attention. But more than just look great, this icon was meant for driving. You sit behind the original stylized Bel Air steering wheel, and your heart gets nostalgic as you look over the dual cowl dash that was inspired by the Corvette. But more than just classic, you'll see some nice upgrades. Some are subtle like the knob-style radio that's actually an upgraded AM/FM digital tuner with aux input. Others are much bolder like the Hurst shifter that's just begging for your right hand,
One look in the engine bay, and you'll see a nice investment in making this classic a great presenter and a strong runner. After all, you'll happily lift the hood at the car shows to showcase the bright polished components, tidy wires, and new hoses within the painted engine bay. Then again, they'll have to get you off the road long enough to show this one off. Its Chevy 350 cubic-inch small block has great performance features like a Rochester four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, and long tube headers that feed the dual exhaust. And you're in full control of the enhanced power and sweet rumble thanks to the Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission. Out on the road, this Bel Air also has all the right moves. The independent front suspension now features a thick sway bar, and the rear is now supported by Bilstein shocks. Add in power steering, front disc brakes, and the modern grip of BF Goodrich T/As, and you've got a great Bel Air for show and go!
Now you can see this is a true recipe for a car you'll love driving to the shows no matter how far away they are. This cool custom total package is ready to go right now, so don't miss out. Call today!!!