Lot 396

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

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$50,000 - $60,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

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VC 56B069007
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  • Benefits from comprehensive body-off restoration
  • Desirably equipped with high-performance Power Pack engine option
  • Finished in attractive two-tone color scheme of Neptune Green and India Ivory
  • A fetching example of Chevrolet’s legendary “Hot One”

Introduced in November 1955, the 1956 Chevrolet became the nation’s most popular new car. The top-of-the-line Bel Air was now available in seven different body styles, including the six-person, two-door hardtop, which was marketed as the Sport Coupe. Standard-equipped with chrome wheels, an electric clock, and a lockable glove box complete with lighting, the Bel Air was offered with an array of power options topped by the 265-cubic-inch V-8. As the high-horsepower V-8 model was actually lighter than the six-cylinder cars, and consequently yielded a superior power-to-weight ratio, it was little wonder that the 1956 V-8 Chevys became known as “the Hot Ones.”

This beautifully restored and desirably appointed Bel Air Sport Coupe is one of the more fetching examples to be publicly offered in recent memory. Equipped with the rare Power Pack engine configuration and two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, this Chevy’s drivetrain features a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust that contribute to a robust output of 225 horsepower.

The Sport Coupe continues to benefit from a high-quality restoration in the fabulous two-tone color combination of Neptune Green and India Ivory, complete with a matching two-tone interior adorned with carpeted floormats. The Bel Air is further equipped with electric windshield wipers, full wheel covers, chrome exhaust extensions, front and rear fender guards, door guards, rocker molding trim, bumper guards, and rear fender skirts, while the interior is appointed with a heater and pushbutton AM radio.

Shod with Coker whitewall tires and accompanied by a spare wheel, this beautifully finished Bel Air displays 18,478 miles at time of cataloguing (however, given the age of the vehicle, actual mileage is unknown). It would make a fantastic addition to any collection of American postwar classics, poised for enjoyable cruising or display at local car shows and exhibitions of 1950s Americana.