Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air Sedan 265 CID V-8 small-block engine Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission Red over white exterior Charcoal and ivory cloth and vinyl interior Are you looking five a Tri-Five restoration project? This 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air Sedan is a prime candidate for some TLC. Made in General Motors' St. Louis, Missouri factory (VIN code S), this example is done in red over white; two-tones were typical of many 1950s cars. The paint and trim are in overall very good order, the car's bodywork is straight and solid, the chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body. This Bel-Air rolls on Mastercraft radials, size 20575R15, and each one is mounted on a steel wheel with a full wheel cover. The wheels and tires are all in very good order. Under the hood is a 265 CID V-8 engine, the motor that helped saved Chevrolet's 1955 model year and spelled the end of the marque's inline six-cylinder days. Backing this engine is a Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. Inside, the charcoal and ivory cloth and vinyl interior. The front and rear bench seats need some love to bring them back to full use or showroom new. The carpet and headliner also need some care and love to bring them back. A three-spoke steering wheel faces the driver, and the instrument panel is in very good order. The inner door panels are another area that can use some restoration. A column-mounted shift lever and a factory AM radio round out the interior. 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, 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 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. However, it is believed that it was never installed on a car. A '56 Bel-Air four-door hardtop, prepared by Chevy engineer Zora Arkus Duntov, set a new endurance/speed record for an automobile ascending Pike's Peak. Competition to this Bel-Air in 1956 included Ford's Mainline, Dodge's Coronet, Hudson's Hornet and Plymouth's Belvedere. If you are a Tri-Five fan or collect mid-50s Chevrolets or GM products, this example might be your next project. Come by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this Bel-Air. VIN: VC56S070959 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 86,733 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.
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