The paint has such a deep reflective quality it creates a presence of wet paint. Before you start buying 1956 Chevy parts, you will need to find a car to purchase. Restoring an older car takes a lot of time, money, and patience, but totally pays off when you drive your baby in all its glory all around town. Throughout the project, I contacted my good friend of 40 years, Gary Pronesti of Pronesti Classics, for advice and to help me locate hard-to-find parts. This is an amazing running Nomad and is incredibly clean underneath. I pulled the body off the frame and put it on a rotisserie. The 265-cid, 170-hp 2 bbl carb V-8 engine is mated to the optional Powerglide transmission.
So we picked the Bel Air up, just finished dismantling it, and it now waits to be media blasted at our hot rod car shop. Not a single unit that is adapted to fit a whole product line like competitors. The Bel Air now rides on Coker Classic whitewall tires. The car is in good shape and is very complete. Both doors still shut very easily with just the slightest push. I purchased it that same day.
Roadkill Customs has become the de facto resource for low budget, back yard builders and do-it-yourself hot rodders. When I picked it up the following month, my intentions were to completely disassemble and start immediate restorations to have it completed within a year. By using separate coils we improve the cooling and heating capacity of the total system. The trunk is a fine representation of an original state Belair. The body of the car is in very good shape considering that it's 52 years old. The trunk is in original state -clean and crisp.
Those reflections are provided by a brilliant coat of red 2-stage, which was augmented with smoked glass, red cloth, small mirrors and a truckload of highly polished Bel Air trim. With convenient shipping options and reliable sellers, all you have to do is spend the time putting your 1956 Chevy together. Birth of a Legend: The First Generation Originally a trim level rather than a specific model line, the first Chevrolet Bel Air was described as a convertible design with a fixed hard top. But we will be making some modifications that will make the car more enjoyable as well as safer on the road: upgrading to disc brakes, adding seat belts and air conditioning. With a face-lift from the 1955 model, the 1956 Bel Air had a more desirable appearance with a full-width grill, two-tone bodyside options, less edgy front and rear wheel openings and headlights and taillights encased in single housings.
Customer is required to arrange for shipping and pick up of vehicle. The 1956 model year served as the stepping stone. Wiper are the underdash RainGear Pacific Western Design with delay and washers. Overall the car is very complete and in good shape. Possibly an early sixties Corvette engine. You can find fully restored cars, but it might be out of your budget.
Engine options included a fuel-injected 283 cubic inch version that offered a full 283 horsepower alongside the original 265 and the previous generation's straight six. Inca Silver was not among them! This car is 100 percent rust free, don't buy a rust bucket and try to make it look this good you will have double the price invested. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the site! The second generation Bel Air received a minor facelift in 1956, a so-called 'Speedline' restyling that featured distinctive Tu Tone body-side treatments that imparted a look of motion even when standing still and elegant wheel openings in both the front and rear. With this vehicle, you have a number of body styles to choose from including a convertible, sedan, and coupe. The repairs seem most likely to be rust repairs and there was no evidence of collision damage.
The trim is either new or replaced, the interior is all custom done in oxblood. Buy this car now and enjoy it this summer. A second look at the 62 year old beauty, however, confirms that there is something unusual about this gleaming Bel Air Convertible that goes beyond the continental kit, sparkling chrome trim, wire wheel covers, exhaust extensions and all the other bells and whistles typical of a highly optioned piece of certifiable automobile art. Whether you own the classic car of your dreams or a collection of rare beauties, get unequalled insurance coverage from those who realize your car is more than a possession - it's a passion! This is a platinum restoration. The Chrome and all era correct badges and emblems on this cars exterior have been described to me as perfect.
It has a pinkish hue to it that really looks fantastic. This is a no reserve auction. If you're outside of the United States, fear not. Why This Vehicle is Special: This is a very eye catching color scheme with a near flawless under carriage and body. The problem was that the car was originally designed for a two-tone paint scheme and Inca Silver was a color destined for the 1957 model year, not 1956.