Carry The Tri-Five Torch With This 1956 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop

Jul 19, 2022 2 min read
Carry The Tri-Five Torch With This 1956 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop

This restored Bel Air might be the finest hardtop around...

The Tri-Five Bel Air was a revolutionary model for Chevrolet as it solidified the brand's hold on the market. In fact, just one year in, the 1956 Bel Air improved Chevy's market share, bumping it up from 16 to 28-percent and in all, the basic design remained unchanged from the previous model year. Among the changes that were made in what basically amounted to a comprehensive face-lift were focused in front and rear ends and trim. A new full-length grille was appointed to the front end and a new single rear housing for the taillights, brake-lights, and backup lights were fitted out back. Further chrome detailing was used and the fuel filler was hidden behind the left rear light cluster. This feature was first seen on Cadillacs of the era and lent a more refined touch to a more affordable car. Among the popular options for the year was the convertible top and Chevy’s 265-cid V-8 engine.

Only driven 280 miles since the frame-off restoration, this particular 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is finished in Tropical Turquoise and White Exterior, over Turquoise interior. Under the hood, Chevy’s 265-cid V-8 is topped with two 4-barrel carburetors for a rated output of 225-bhp at 5,200-rpm. Power is routed to the rear wheels through a 3-speed manual transmission.

This stunning car accurately represents the second-generation Bel Air and is a prime example of what made the Convertible so popular. With a high level of attention to detail paid to the restoration and low amount of mileage put on the car since, this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop is ready for your collection!

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