Thursday, February 2, 2012
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Beautifully finished in a factory-specified, two-tone color combination of Sierra Gold with Adobe Beige trim, the appearance of this striking Chevrolet is complemented by an interior of copper pattern cloth and beige vinyl. It is a top-of-the-line, sought-after Bel Air and, in addition to carrying a 265 cid “small-block” V-8 engine with high-performance cylinder heads and factory dual-quad carburetion, the car presents as an exceptionally well-equipped example, featuring the optional Powerglide transmission, power steering, full chrome wheel covers, “wide whitewall” tires, chromed dual exhaust extensions and a “continental kit” spare tire package mounted on the trunk.
Given its fine condition and overall desirability, it would be difficult to find another Chevrolet Bel Air of this caliber. With no known show history, it should be eligible for tours, concours or meets, and would make a wonderful driver for long Summer weekends.