1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Overview


"The Hot One is Even Hotter" boasted Chevrolet for the new Bel Air in 1956. A new Turbo Fire V8 was introduced and promised greater passing safety.


"The Hot One is Even Hotter" boasted Chevrolet for the new Bel Air in 1956. A new Turbo Fire V8 was introduced and promised greater passing safety.

A new pillar-less sport sedan was debuted. Minor changes were made including new engine choices, slightly different dash, a newly hidden gas filler cap in the rear fin, and colors, trim, and fabrics. All this combined for its greatest sales record to date.

Production Numbers


2-DR Sedan 104,849
4-DR Sedan 269,798
Conv Coupe 41,268
Hardtop Coupe 128,382
4-DR Beauville Wagon 13,279
2-DR Nomad Wagon 7,886
Sport Hardtop Sedan 103,602
Total Production 669,064

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60
I-6 2535.5ci - 140 -
V8 265ci 1x2bbl 162/170 12.9 sec
V8 265ci - 205 -
V8 265ci - 225 -

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Auto

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Adobe Beige
Aztec Copper
Calypso Cream
Dawn Gray
Dune Beige
Grecian Gold
Imperial Ivory
Inca Silver
Laurel Green
Shoreline Beige
Sierra Gold
Tropical Turquoise
Onyx Black
Pinecrest Green
Sherwood Green
Nassau Blue
Dusk Plum
India Ivory
Crocus Yellow
Matador Red
Twilight Tuquoise

OEM Brochures


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