1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air
350 cu in V8 engine
700R4 automatic transmission
Holley 4bbl carb
Chrome valve covers
Rebuilt 56 rear end
Back in the mid 1950’s, there were not many more cars you wanted to be seen in than a Bel Air. This car was pure status and never failed to impress. This 1956 example of what came off of Chevy’s production line, still catches the attention of many spectators almost 60 years after it was produced. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this 1956 Chevy Bel Air.
The 56 was completed approximately 5 years ago. There are many new modifications done to the car, all of which add to the eye catching appeal. As always, the exterior is what really catches the attention of anyone on a Bel Air. The bright yellow paint job is so clean that you are almost required to wear sunglasses when looking at it up close.
We would like to thank our friends at The Frontiers Of Flight Air Museum where we shoot many of our photos. Be sure to visit this great museum when you're in Dallas. It's a must see. Plenty of factory chrome helps to add to the iconic style that any Chevy Belair is known for. Custom Cragar SS wheels and Goodyear tires provide excellent style, while providing enough traction under acceleration.
Allowing this beast to come to a stop is the addition of custom power front disc brakes and drum brakes in the rear. The fit and finish are excellent. New custom headlights and taillights help light the night up to provide superior visibility. All of the chrome is excellent. The interior is really the jewel of the car. The restoration was performed to provide plenty of comfort as if you drove the Belair as you primary vehicle.
There is a custom vinyl interior with new custom front seats, which are separated by a center armrest. To keep things clean, new floor mats and carpet help give the interior that “new car” look. One look at the dashboard and you realize that almost every inch of this beautiful Chevy didn’t go untouched. Custom Classic gauge package gives you full readings on all engine vitals.
An Idit Custom tilt steering wheel column can adjust to any size driver or comfort level. Heating and A/C allow for year round driving in any kind of temperature. There are also power windows and power door locks with keyless entry. The 2163 miles on the odometer are actual since the build. The current owner bought this 56 from us just after it was built and that was in 2008 so you can tell how much it's been driven.
For the long drives, a new AM/FM CD player, IPod compatible, was added along with new custom speakers to enjoy your favorite tunes. Continuing with the power plant, this Belair is equipped with a new GM 350 cu. in. V8 engine that is decked out with all kinds of goodies. The engine is bolted to a rebuilt 700R4 automatic transmission for easy drivability. The rear end is a factory rebuilt housing from a 56 Chevy.
An Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold and Holley 4bbl carb provide plenty of air and fuel to get every bit of horsepower out of the engine. The engine is dressed up with chrome valve covers and air cleaner. A serpentine belt setup, polished aluminum radiator with 2 electric fans keep the engine cool under any kind of conditions. All that power exhales through a pair of HPC coated headers.
There are many customizations that this Belair has undergone, becoming more of a “resto-mod”. All of the modern day luxuries were added to allow the owner to enjoy the comforts of a car manufactured today. The frame was powder coated when the car was built. The undercarriage shows very little wear and tear.