1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1956
Mileage --
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Bel Air

Bel Air 1956

Title Status --
Exterior Color Red/White
Interior Color Red


This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is a cool Tri-Five Chevy with an awesome hardtop profile, an A/C interior, an upgraded V8, and four on the floor. It makes for an iconic couple that's also a blast to drive.

The Bel Air is a true symbol of the open road, and the two-tone is pure Americana. In fact, the '56 Bel Air is particularly sought-after because of the way it loves to show off added flair. There was exclusive side time this year, and it allows for the white streak to rocket up the side of the car. And combined with the hood ornament, you absolutely knew this car signaled the beginning of the jet age. Other brightwork pieces also add character. The grille got wider in '56, the chrome bumpers had more curves, and the bright window trim draws added attention to the ultra-desirable pillarless hardtop profile. And those 15-inch polished American Racing wheels add to the shining package while announcing that this Chevy has been upgraded to enjoy the drive.

The interior is all about giving you vintage style with the right well-integrated upgrades. You have two rows of wide bench seats that continue a similar two-tone theme. The door panels, headliner, carpeting, and dash all coordinate with this two-tone theme and have a fresh look of quality. The focal point of the interior is the Bel Air's classic dual-cowl dash. It has the clean look and bright trim we all love, but as you look a little deeper, you'll also spot well-integrated upgrades. This includes Dakota digital gauges and a full setup for cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. It feels like a great driver's set up with the right extras, like the classic-style steering wheel mounted on a tilt column. And your right hand is instantly attracted to the Hurst floor shifter.

This has the body tag of a factory V8, and so it's great to still have small block power under the hood. But it only takes a casual glance to see an upgraded polished presentation with plenty more power to offer. This 350 cubic-inch motor is larger than anything available in 1956, and the upgrades don't end there. There's added power from a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock hi-rise intake, and headers. It also has good supporting pieces, like a Mallory distributor, March serpentine pulley system, and a Griffin aluminum radiator with electric dual fans. The V8 fires up nicely with a sweet tune from the dual exhaust, but when you really want to bring the thunder, electric cutouts kick in with the flip of a switch. You get to take full advantage of this upgraded power and rumble with the Muncie M-20 four-speed manual transmission. Power steering, power brakes, front discs, and wide Cooper Cobra tires make sure this enhanced-power Bel Air is also a fine all-around cruiser.

When you want a fun classic that can be enjoyably driven to shows near and far, you know this is the hardtop you've been waiting for. Call today!!!


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