Super Clean Original Style1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Type: Coupe
Trim: Leather/Vinyl/Cloth
Year: 1956
Mileage: 40,813
VIN: C56N018856
Color: Teal
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel
Interior color: Teal &- White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 1956

You are bidding on a extra clean 1956 Chevrolet Bel-AirReserve has been dropped. from previously listing. VIN# C56N018856 MILEAGE- 40. 13 (unknown if original miles) Automatic V8 Transmission 2 Door. Hardtop Two Keys Original Engine New Battery New Voltage Regulator New Front Brakes & Drums New Wheel Cylinders Lubricated Shifter Assembly Over 1. 00. 00 in maintenance done less than 3 months ago. EYE CATCHING – Teal and White top. very clean and classic look. EXTREMELY WELL KEPT Large trunk space with original manufacture decals Many pictures. but feel free to email for more of something specific for detail Car can be transferred to anywhere in the US mainland at the BUYERS expense Shipping is the BUYERS responsibility ONLY SERIOUS BIDDERS PLEASE… BIDDERS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BIDS- IF FAILURE TO PAY OCCURS YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO EBAY IMMEDIATELY THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND HAPPY BIDDING. Just a little more information on this lavish car-- The ‘56 was different from the 1955 with minor changes to the grill. trim and other accessories. It meant huge gains in sales for Chevrolet. who sold 104. 49 Bel Air models. due in part to the new V8 engine introduced a year before. By this time. their 265cid V8 had gained popularity with hot rodders who found the engine easy to modify for horsepower gains. This wasn't lost on Chevrolet's engineers. who managed to up the horsepower in 1956 from 170 hp to 225 hp with optional add-ons. The average two door Bel Air in 1956 sold for $2100. which was considered a good value at the time. Prices ranging from $1665 for the 150 sedan with six cylinder engine to $2443 for the V8 equipped convertible. with Nomad models running slightly higher. In 1956. Zora Arkus-Duntov broke the time record ascending Pikes Peak in a pre-production 1956 Bel Air equipped with the 265 V8 engine in just 17 minutes and 24. 05 seconds. shattering the previous record of 19 minutes 25. 70 seconds. set 21 years before. Chevrolet had delivered. Cole's concept of a "fresh start" in design and performance translated into a "blank canvas" for the driving public. From a seemingly limitless combination of colors for exteriors and interiors. down to a Continental kit for mounting the spare tire on the stern; from optional front-loaded. factory-installed air conditioning to electric seat and window controls-the owner was given a palette with which to customize or personalize his or her own set of wheels. As proclaimed in its advertisements. Chevy truly had come up with "THE HOT ONE. setting production. sales and profits records with its breakthrough '55s. But what does one do for an encore? For 1956. Chevrolet management elected to fine tune many of the features it had introduced with the ‘55s. Many of these refinements took place under the hood. coaxing more power from the lightweight. high-revving 265ci V-8 engine. Swapping a four-barrel carburetor for the standard two-barrel one provided an additional 25 horsepower. This Power Pack package. rated at 205hp. incorporated a new. high-lift camshaft and boosted the compression ratio from 8:1 to 9. 25:1. A hybrid V-8. rated at 225hp at 5. 00 rpm. featured dual. four-barrel carburetors with aluminum intake manifold and dual exhausts. Incidentally. the "Blue Flame" straight six block. now tweaked up to 140hp. was still available for the traditionalists. A heavy duty clutch was substituted when the Power Pack was used in conjunction with a manual transmission; a full flow oil filter was introduced and moved from atop the engine to the bottom rear of the block; hydraulic lifters became standard components; the voltage regulator was waterproofed; the generator mount was strengthened to reduce vibration. and a larger. 53 amp/hr battery became standard equipment. The car was reworked to provide a soft. smooth ride that ironed out the bumps. produced less vibration. less noise from the engine. reduced interior noise and cut back on the whine associated with an automatic transmission. Turn signals moved from the options to the standard equipment column. A padded dash. seat belts and shoulder harness; three radio options; power brakes; foot-operated or automatic windshield washer; non-glare rear view mirror. and automatic headlight dimmer were some of the popular options offered. The basic models carried over from 1955. along with the introduction of a four-door hardtop into the 210 and Bel Air lines. Body length was extended to 197. 5 inches overall-attributable to the lower and longer hood. coupled with reshaped and flared rear fender openings that contributed to the longer body. A new side trim treatment made for interesting applications of the 14 two-tone color combinations or 10 solid shades. The eggcrate grille. which drew mixed reviews in 1955. was replaced with a lower. full-width chrome unit that terminated with restyled. rectangular parking lights all giving the illusion of greater width. The rear fender acquired a notched configuration (a hint of the fins that would follow in '57) with triangular. wraparound taillight housing. The gas filler cap was hidden behind the driver's side taillight which rotated downward at the release of a lever. and a large chromed V (indicating the V-8 power plant) appeared on the front hood and rear deck under the Chevrolet emblem. Inside. the design was pretty much a carryover from 1955. Horizontal lines on the dash replaced the stainless steel multiple "bow tie" insert in the 1955s; the double-bubble configuration for driver's side speedometer. automatic transmission indicator and gauges and passenger side clock and speaker were repeated. A three-spoke steering wheel with Chevy emblem on the hub was a new feature While many car enthusiasts consider the 1956 Chevrolet model year a transition between the breakthrough '55s and the major facelift given the '57s--production and demand remained brisk. 1956 Statistics Engines (Horsepower/torque output) 235ci Blue Flame 6cyl-140 gross hp @ 4200rpm/210lbft 4 2400rpm; 125 net hp @ 4000rpm/195lb-ft 2000rpm. 265ci Trurbo-Fire 2bbl V-8-162 gross hp 4400rpm/257lb-ft 4 2200rpm; 137 net hp @ 40OOrpm/235lb-ft Cy) 2200rpm 265ci'Wrbo-Fire 2bbI V-8-170 gross hp (-0 4400rpm/257lb-ft 2200rpm; 141 net hp 4 40OOrpm/235lb-ft 2200rpm 2656 TVrbo-Fire 4bbl V-8-205 gross hp 4600rpm/268lb-ft @ 3000rpm; 170 net hp 4 4200irpm/240lb-ft 4 2800rprn 2656 TVrbo-Fire 2x4bbl V-8-225 gross hp 4 5200rpm/270lb-ft 4 3600rpm; 196 net hp 4 4800rpm/250lb-ft 4 3400rpm Carburetors 235ci 6cyl. manual-7009255 235ci 6cyl. Powerglide-7009254 265ci V-8 162hp-7008387 (Manual transmission) 265ci V-8 170hp-7008388 (Powerglide transmission) 265ci V-8 205hp-Carter WCFB 2351S 265ci V-8 225hp-Carter WCFB 2419S front; 2362 rear ONLY SERIOUS BIDDERS PLEASE… BIDDERS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BIDS- IF FAILURE TO PAY OCCURS YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO EBAY IMMEDIATELY THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND HAPPY BIDDING. Many pictures. but feel free to email for more of something specific for detail Car can be transferred to anywhere in the US mainland at the BUYERS expense Shipping is the BUYERS responsibility