Frame Up Restored Bel Air GM Performance 350 V8 TCI TH400 3.70 Posi Power Disc

Price: US $49,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • Type: Sedan
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 62,233
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Frame Up Restored Bel Air GM Performance 350 V8 TCI TH400 3. 70 Posi Power Disc Year: 1956 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Red Mileage: 62233 Transmission type: 3 Speed Automatic Engine: 350 V8 Interior color: Ivory Vehicle Info You might think that just because we look at the world's most beautiful cars all day every day that we'd be hard to impress here at RK Motors Charlotte. Fortunately. that's not true. and this lovely 1956 Chevy Bel Air is proof. I looked at the quality of the workmanship. the level of detail. and the parts that went into its construction. then at the price. and I was flabbergasted. We've had cars this nice before. of course. and they've all sold quickly for much bigger numbers than the one attached to this one. I'm urging you to take a good. close look at the photos and note the details below. because this car will probably not last more than three or four days on the showroom floor. Not a car this nice. and definitely not at that price. The 56 Chevys were handsome cars. and the variation of the original Dusk Rose and India Ivory colors on this one is gorgeous. Thanks to straight bodywork. good gaps. and proper panel alignment. the wonderful paint scheme of this 56 works extremely well. Restored cars are almost always nicer than stock. and this one is no exception they weren't building Chevys this nice in 1956. Look how the trunk fits. how straight and even the trim above the front grille is. and the unbroken reflections in the side panels. The paint is two-stage DuPont urethane. and while the Dusk Rose may have a little more pearl and metallic in it than original. you can't argue that it isn't beautifully done. All of the glass is new. and it includes all new rubber gaskets. window tracks. channels. and felt whiskers so that all the windows open and close effortlessly. All of the chrome and stainless throughout the car has been either restored or replaced. and anyone who has restored a car from the 50s knows that you'll spend a year's worth of house payments on the brightwork restoration alone. The stainless Bel Air trim that defines the sides of the car is bright and clear. with no scratches or dings. Tail lights and parking lamps feature fresh lenses and the multi-colored Chevrolet emblems fore and aft are crisp and bright. As I said. the detailing on this car is extremely well done. Originally equipped with a 265 cubic inch V8. this Chevy now sports a 350 cubic inch GM Performance Parts crate engine. With 290 horsepower and 326 pounds of torque. it's the perfect complement to the easygoing nature of the Bel Air. and it runs happily on 87 octane fuel. making it economical as well. Up top there's an Edelbrock 600 CFM 4-barrel on top of a polished Weiand Street Warrior intake. and a matching set of finned valve covers and an aluminum air cleaner give it a vintage performance look. Cast iron cylinder heads feature 1. 94-inch intake and 1. 50-inch exhaust valves. and help deliver good torque and useful mid-range power that make this car a wonderful highway cruiser. A Pertronix Flame-Thrower distributor lights the fires. and a set of rams horn exhaust manifolds give it a period-correct look under the hood. Other useful upgrades include a big CoolCraft aluminum radiator and a 160 degree thermostat. a dual master cylinder. and an alternator delivering the amps. This one most definitely runs as good as it looks. The original PowerGlide 2-speed automatic was replaced with an expensive TCI TH350 that also includes a new torque converter. correct speedometer gear. and a Lokar shift linkage that connects it to the original column-mounted shifter. In back. the original rear end is full of 3. 70 gears. which give the old girl plenty of punch around town. The exhaust system consists of 2-inch pipes with a crossover feeding a pair of original style mufflers. so it's mellow and quiet instead of obnoxious and rude. Up front. the stock drum brakes were replaced with a set of ECIs zero-offset disc brakes with 11-inch rotors and single-piston calipers from a late-model Camaro. and they tuck into the stock wheels without modification. The rest of the braking system is stock. but completely rebuilt with new lines. hoses. wheel cylinders and a residual valve. Springs. ball joints. tie rods. and shocks are all relatively new. making this 56 feel like new on the road. New 15x5 chrome wheels wear color-matched 1956 Chevrolet bowtie hubcaps and a set of fresh 205/75/15 Diamondback wide whitewall radials. The interior has been completely restored to stock specifications using original-appearing ivory vinyl and charcoal gray pattern cloth. There's new foam under the seat covers. and the door panels. carpets. and headliner are all correct and fresh. All the wiring has been replaced. and the fuse block has been upgraded to a Power Plus ATO panel for safety and future expansion. The gauges are new. the clock has been upgraded with a quartz movement. and a trio of auxiliary gauges hangs beneath the dash keeping an eye on the fresh crate motor. There's also a brand new SunPro tachometer on the steering column that looks like a period-correct accessory very cool. Finally. the original AM radio has been upgraded with an AM/FM stereo setup from Vintage Auto Radio that includes an iPod interface cable. New Kenwood speakers were used in the stock locations. and an additional pair of 6x9s was installed in the rear package shelf using traditional style grilles. The simple and properly restored trunk offers a new mat and a matching full-sized chrome wheel and whitewall radial tire. along with a complete jack assembly. This Bel Air's sale includes an original owner's manual. restoration receipts. a copy of the car's October 2010 Old Cars Price Guide cover feature. and restoration photos that include images of its original 265 cubic inch V8. No. your eyes aren't deceiving you; that's the correct asking price. And yes. I agree. this is one heck of a lot of car for the money. There's easily twice our asking price tied up in its build. Nobody cut any corners. the car is tight and motors down the highway just as you'd expect. This is a charming old Chevy that still rides and drives like a vintage piece. but with a few smart modifications. it's also safe. efficient. and reliable. If that sounds like a winning combination to you. give your friends at RK Motors Charlotte a call! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com