The ""Tri-Five"" Chevys have long been a fan favorite amongst all classic car enthusiasts. The styling of each year is almost certain to attract everyone to either a 1955, 1956, or 1957. Some folks prefer all three! Whatever your preferred Tri-Five is, this 1956 Bel Air has many attributes and upgrades sure to reel you in.
Sometimes, it's best to build excitement about a car, but in this case we'll cut right to the chase! Look no further for a high-quality '56 Bel Air that's been built to cruise. This car would show just fine at any event, but has been equipped with all of the necessary tools to provide easy and comfortable cruising any time you like. Under the hood sits a Chevrolet 350 V8 plucked out of a 1989 Camaro IROC-Z. Never fear, this engine was used as the starting point for the now-carbureted engine you see in the car. With dual Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetors, this V8 delivers more than enough power to get you up to speed and keep you there with no issues. HEI ignition and headers have been added along with an aluminum radiator for improved performance. If you think you saw an A/C compressor and power steering pump under the hood, that's because you did! The A/C is cold and fully functional, and when the car was restored the restorer took the liberty of installing a CPP power steering kit. Additionally, this car has power brakes with discs on the front. This Bel Air runs and drives great! Even better, hooked up to the engine is a GM 700R4 automatic transmission with a transmission cooler, another attribute installed by design for comfortable cruising at 70mph plus.
Under the car you'll find dual exhaust with an H-pipe and new mufflers. It also has a new gas tank, a 10-bolt rear end, tubular control arms, and a front sway bar. The underside is as clean as the topside! Speaking of the exterior, the paint on this car has been done right and looks amazing. Though not the original paint color for this car, this Bel Air has been refinished in a unique but 1956 factory available color combination. It appears to be Colonial Cream/Laurel Green two-tone. This car will certainly draw a crowd when lined up next to all the other red, blue, and black Tri-Fives! The body is clean and straight with nice panel gaps, and all of the brightwork is present and in excellent condition.
Step inside and you'll feel the door shut smoothly and solidly behind you. Sitting in the beautiful green bench seats is immediately like stepping into a time machine and travelling back to the 1950s. The green interior complements the exterior perfectly. The interior of this Bel air has been restored to near-perfection. The power windows, heat, A/C, and modern radio work as expected. The radio is a modern unit, but has the appearance of an old radio and blends perfectly into the dash! If you glance down at the gauge cluster, you'll be met with a tasteful, useful, and functional Classic Instruments all in one cluster. This fits in the original location, appears correct enough, and provides the operator with any information he or she may need to know about the state of the engine. It's like having aftermarket gauges installed under the dash, except it looks good and blends in! The addition of the tilt wheel is also another added plus for you tall car guys and gals out there.
This Bel Air is truly a pleasure to sit in, and while it may look like a show car it is meant to be driven! The odometer reads slightly higher than the mileage is, as it needed to be recalibrated after initial installation. The owner has put about 4,000 easy miles on this old girl since he purchased her from the restorer; this should cement its reputation as an excellent cruising candidate! This is a beautiful car that is set up to be driven. Don't miss out on this green machine!
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DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning YES Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES Temperature Gauge/Light YES Fuel Gauge YES Tachometer YES Wipers YES Horn YES Radio YES Headlights YES Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights NO Turn Signals YES Emergency Brake YES Keys " Ignition, Door & Trunk YES Runs & Drives YES