To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. VC56K096663
Estimate: $ 65,000 - $ 75,000 US
In 1956, Chevrolet was building their cars so they featured ease of handling, pep and road-ability. Chevrolet had proven themselves by breaking the Pikes Peak record, plus these automotive features were proven again by taking top honors in its field at the NASCAR Daytona Beach time trials. Chevrolet was the top-selling car for the 1956 model year; their secret seemed to lie in lively horsepower and a beautiful blending of fine road car qualities that few other cars could exhibit.
The example being offered is handsomely presented in Matador Red and Ivory two-tone exterior colors that are also utilized in the interior. Among the equipment on the Bel Air you will find a V-8 engine with dual exhaust, manual transmission, power soft-top, radio, dual sideview mirrors, spare and jack, fender skirts, Continental kit, factory wheel covers and whitewall tires.
This model is handsomely accented with many bright trim components; the hood bar and extensions, rocker panel moldings and taillights have been replaced, while the remainder glistens as expected. The paint is reported to show a few minor imperfections to the trained eye, but even those must be viewed from close-up to be revealed. The gauges, switches and systems all operate properly and the interior has an optional dash pad, plus the seats, door panels and carpet are reported as being in excellent condition. The trunk is also clean and complete with the mat, spare, jack and lug wrench. The underside is clean and damage-free; while the mechanical systems have been gone through professionally and completely to result in a Bel Air that is “in great working order.”
The car’s data tag indicates that the Chevrolet has, at an unknown time, experienced a color change from Code 701 India Ivory over Onyx Black with an original interior trim code 602 that is shown to be Charcoal and Ivory. This represents a very popular platform that will look great navigating your neighborhood or being admired at rest in any garage. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible