1956 Bel Air 2 door Convertible Batwing Dual Quad V-8 Matador Red
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- SubModel: 2 door
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 3,500
- VIN: VC56J118080
- Color: Matador Red
- Engine size: 265 Dual Quad
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red & White
- Options: Convertible
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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 2 door
Deemed the "Hot One" this 1956 Belair Convertible runs a 265/225 HP dual quad V-8 with “Batwing” air cleaner. It is a3 speed manual transmission, column shift.It wasMeticulously restored (rotisserie) to show quality a few years ago.the 1956 Bel Air is considered by many fans of the “Tri-Five” era cars to be the perfect balancing act of the mid-fifties flagship Chevrolet. Beyond its balance of old and new, the ’56 was also a stellar performer in its day, with a win at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb and a 24-hour Darlington speed record to its credit.
The example being offered is handsomely presented in Matador Red and India Ivory two-tone exterior colors that are also utilized in the interior. Among the equipment on the Bel Air you will find a V-8 engine with dual exhaust, manual transmission, power soft-top, radio, dual sideview mirrors, spare and jack, factory wheel covers and whitewall tires.
The vin VC56J118080 indicates this a V8 engine 56 Belair 2400 series. Its serial number at the plant was 118080.The Cowl Tag Denotes it is a 56 Belair 2 Door Convertible, assembled in Lansing, Michigan. Trim Code 605 confirms it was sported red & ivory interior. The 711 code also validates the original color was in fact Matador Red and India Ivory.
It also sports the winged hood ornament and the decorative fender ornaments.
Engine cast number front 0468257F56FB
Engine cast rear of block 3720991
·2656 TVrbo-Fire 2x4bbl V-8-225 gross hp 4 5200rpm/270lb-ft 4 3600rpm;
·196 net hp 4 4800rpm/250lb-ft 4 3400rpm
·265ci V-8 225hp-Carter WCFB 2419S front; 2362 rear
There were41,8832dr convertibles made in 1956 and only about 3% of all Bel Airs (Hardtops and Convertibles) had the265/225 HP dual quad V-8 with “Batwing” air cleaner, and even less in one of the most desirable colorcombinations of Matador Red and India Ivory. You may never see this perfect combination again.I have kept this stored in my climate controlled garage and there is no rusts or issues. Brakes need some minor adjustments and there are minor leaks from being stored. The car starts right up and isready to show.
Anyone is welcomed to come see the car in person in Fort Worth, just send me a message.