Lot Number
4067
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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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RM | Auctions - AUBURN FALL 3 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Offered on Friday


Identification No.
VC56J137126
  • Beautifully restored in its original two-tone color scheme
  • Fitted with the desirable 265 cu. in. V8 with dual, four-barrel carburetors
  • Continental kit and dual exhaust

Proudly following in the footsteps of Chevrolet’s new for 1955 second-generation Bel Air, for the 1956 model year the Bel Air received a slight facelift, easily identifiable due to its full-length front grille, and further chrome detailing. Other changes included including the taillight, brake-light, and backup light into a single housing at the rear. Notably, the fuel filler was hidden behind the left rear light cluster, a feature first seen on Cadillacs of the era. These changes clearly resonated with the public and in 1956, Chevy’s market share improved from 16 to 28 percent.

Finished in its attractive, original paint scheme of two-tone Harbor Blue and Nassau Blue with matching two-tone interior, this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has travelled limited mileage sine the completion of its restoration. At its heart is Chevy’s renowned 265 cu. in. V-8 topped with two, four-barrel carburetors, mated to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission for easy, worry-free cruising. With twin carburetors, this brought power to 225 bhp at 5,200 rpm.

For 1956, Bel Air Convertibles accounted for approximately 41,000 cars and its easy to see why it was so successful. This well-restored example would stand proud in any collection.

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