Pick of the Day: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio. The Pick of the Day, a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, looks as though it’s been patiently waiting for a drive and is sure to break some necks with its eye-catching two-tone red and white paint along with matching red wheels.

The listing on ClassicCars.com says the two-door hardtop has driver-quality paint which the seller rates as 6.5 out of 10. The chrome appears to sit well and the listing photos don’t seem to show any major body blemishes. The Gene Smith taillights give the rear of this car that extra special flare so often overlooked in favor of the model year following this one.

Gene Smith taillights give the rear of this car that extra special flair

The seller describes this weekend cruiser as a “turn-key car” that starts every time and comes with all the options one might want for those lengthier trips, such as power steering, power brakes, and a smooth manual TH350 transmission.

The Chevy has been performance-modded and received a 327 cid V8 fitted with a 269 Comp Cam and a 350 crank. Other performance modifications include an Edelbrock intake and Holley 4-barrel 750 carburetor in addition to a set of ceramic-coated long-tube headers.

“You can drive this car to another state with no issues,” the seller says, adding “no overheating issues and the stereo sounds great on long highway cruises.”

Side view to show painted wheels
Side view to show painted wheels

According to the seller, recent maintenance includes new fluids and filters along with new tires.

Inside the Bel Air, the driver enjoys a billet steering column and three auxiliary gauges to monitor engine temperature, oil pressure and voltage along with the standard speedometer. An aftermarket tach has been mounted on the steering column and a B and M Ratchet shifter provides a sporty touch, to the otherwise stock-resembling interior.

The seller doesn’t mention if the carpet or seats are original to the car, but they are noted to be in good condition. All the windows work properly, door seals are fitted correctly, the seller adds.

The seller, a dealer located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers the Bel Air for $35,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

3 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air”

  1. I used to have a red and white 1956 2-door 210 wagon. I rue the day I sold it. It seems the wagons are especially hard to find. But I would love to own this Bel-Air 2-door hard top. I live the wheels with the “poverty” look/dog dish hubcaps. And it’s a great “resto-mod”, in that the stock look has been retained but has all the good stuff underneath. I’m currently driving, as my every day driver, my 1991 Bright Red base coupe Corvette. And I love it too…but I still long for the 1956’s! If I could get this one, a 210 2-door wagon and a matching 56 Corvette (all red and white) I could then peacefully die and go to heaven! I’m saving every buck I can, in that pursuit. Beautiful car…

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