614 E. Auto Center Dr.
This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has been restored to be an icon done right. You have the vintage elements you love, like the correct two-tone and the ultra-desirable hardtop coupe style. And while you have period-correct V8 power, it's been given a little extra pep to keep this classic a solid modern driver.
The trim tag tells us this was born with this timelessly tasteful India Ivory and Onyx Black two-tone. And since this coupe has been given a frame-off restoration, this tuxedo-like color combo has received the right investments to make sure it commands attention. It's a detail-oriented full look where even the whitewall tires coordinate with this color combo! And the way the Bel Air line has that harpoon of color running the full profile is an exclusive touch for this year that no factory would ever dare try again. Speaking of exclusive to '56, the grille is great. It's a wide, straight, and clean piece that looks good on a coupe that's as sophisticated as formalwear. Plus, with the trim, bumpers, rockers, wheel covers, and all the emblems complete and shining, it has the kind of gleaming brightwork that reminds you why this is an icon. And details like the hood ornament and taillights are a great finishing touch to remind us that this Chevy was at the dawn of the jet age.
The interior coordinates with the exterior's two-tone. So this one has a great color combo inside and out. It has a '50s-style look, but you can see that this was upgraded later in life by the crispness in its appearance and the intricate pattern. And just like the exterior, you'll really appreciate the little things that they paid attention to here. It's in details like the working dome light, quality door seals, and clean trunk with stand-up spare and jack instruction still affixed inside. You can tell that the investments inside were about being stock, clean, and correct. It's the kind of overall thoughtfulness that will send your nostalgia into overdrive the moment you feel the classically thin grip of the Bel Air's artful steering wheel.
When you look under the hood, the black engine bay draws extra attention to the bright V8 heart in the middle. It really has a correct look, right down to the Chevrolet script valve covers. You may start to see added shine with the bright presentation on the air cleaner assembly and the newer brake booster. But if you really look close, you'll see some of the best upgrades. And while the 265 cubic-inch V8 is an era-correct block, it now inhales deeper with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. It's these kinds of subtle upgrades that make a big difference in driving. The motor fires up nicely and exhales a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. And because this is a car that's meant to be driven, you have an automatic transmission, power brakes with upgraded front discs, and a modern tread behind those classic whitewalls.
A Bel Air hardtop is a cherished classic. That's why we have plenty of restoration photos, build receipts, and over three decades of maintenance records. So it's time to put an exceptional Tri-Five in your garage. Call today!!!
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