956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR SPORT COUPE
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis Number: VC56S43956
Decoded: V=V8; C=Bel Air Series; 56=1956; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 43956=43,956th Serial
Engine: 350 cid OHV “small-block” V8
4-barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp (est)
● Part of the Tri-5 Chevy Family
● Great Color Combination
● Professional Level Build
The Model: Probably the most important grouping of postwar Chevrolets has to be the “Tri5’s, those beautiful machines created between 1955 and 1957. Everyone has a favorite and the 1956 is just that to a number of fans. Customizers latched onto these cars when they were new and have never stopped special builds to these beautiful machines. With factory styled trim that begged for two toning, those with an keen eye for color have been able to create a rainbow of
beauties such as this Sport coupe.
The Car: This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is finished in a pleasing combination of Arctic White and Rally Green and really displays the trim and lines so expertly cast in sheet metal. This Bel Air was built at the same plant as all Corvettes from 1954 to 1981. It was produced with a 265 cid V8 which has been removed and replaced by a more modern rendition of the small-block Chevy engine. The bodywork appears to be flawless with bright and shiny chrome plus stainless trim and all the glass appears to be in excellent condition. Sitting on a set of Rally wheels with Raised White Letter radial tires, helps present a picture of style and function all rolled into one package.