1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
This 1956 Chevy Bel Air Coupe is a “1 of 1 in the world”, extensive, no-expense spared restoration that was taken out of The Northeast Classic Car Museum. NO AFTERMARKET PARTS are installed, and the original owner checked the box for every 1956 Chevy accessory (including AC) before it rolled off the assembly line. 130.4 miles are registered on the odometer since it was restored to its original glory and nostalgic charm. It is an AACA Senior Grand National winner and placed first with a perfect score of 1000 at The Hillsbourgh Concours d’Elegance. Add to an already unique “1 of 1” coupe, the two-tone paint of Crocus Yellow and Black Onyx with matching interior, and you have one of the most valuable Chevy Bel Airs to exist. There’s more. To take it over the top, this car has an identical matching sister! A 1956 Chevy Bel Air Convertible (from the same private collection), that is extensively restored to the same incredible level of presentation. Mechanically, the Bel Air coupe is perfect. Under the hood is an incredible engine compartment that shows off the 4.3 L 265 CI OHV Chevy V8. It is equipped with the unique “Bat Wing” oil bath air cleaner to feed the dual quad 4-barrel carburetors. Power is smooth and linear with a 3-speed manual transmission that shifts through the gears effortlessly. As a package, it is rated for a total output of 225hp. The engine is tuned with precision and dependability, as cold starts are effortless. Power brakes, steering, windows and seat make your travels simply a pleasure. Once on the road, it feels like 1956 all over again, as this beautiful Bel Air presents visually as new and drives like it too. The interior is impeccable. The correct matching two-tone interior looks amazing. Front and rear seats are new (rear seats are actual NOS material) as is carpet, door panels, dash, chrome accents and headliner. Instrumentation and bezels also present “as new”. Rare interior options are the Dinsmore compass, signal-seeking radio, tissue dispenser, trumpet horn, rear back-up light and genuine factory floor mats (plastic still on emblem). Impressive! The exterior Crocus and Black Onyx paint is flawless. Body panel gaps are precise. An expensive restoration was done on the bumpers, grill, side trim, door handles, door guards, emblems, bezels and lenses. The wheels and the wide whites are era correct and the rear fender skirts make showing off very easy. The frame is factory perfect and the undercarriage is spotless. All factory numbers are present and easily identified. If you think we forgot the driver side rear tail-light housing that doubles as the entry for fuel fill-ups, then you would be wrong. All hardware and rubber grommets are new without a hint of oxidation or wear. It’s everything you should expect when you know this car is a 1 of 1 in the world. We hate to see it go back into a museum, perhaps your collection is better suited.
- 130 mi