1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 265ci/225hp, Manual trans, NCRS Top Flight

Price: US $99,950.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 17,080
  • VIN: E56S002859
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 265ci/225hp V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Impeccably restored 1956 Chevrolet Corvette in Cascade Green with Beige interior. 265ci/225hp, Dual-Quad V8. 3-speed manual trans. 3.55 rear-axle. Very correct and original car. Rare radio-delete car. Original Power-Top car. NCRS Top Flight, judging sheets on file. Original Steering Wheel. Whitewalls, windshield washers, courtesy lamps, parking brake alarm.This example is powered by the desirable 265/225hp V8 and also has rare Dual-Quad Carbs. Its 3-speed manual transmission, first seen in a Corvette in 1955, was the standard transmission in 1956. The steering wheel, the gauges, seats, carpet, trim and door panels look fantastic as does all trim, controls, brightwork, badges etc. This is also a rare 'Radio Delete' car.The Corvette received a new body style in 1956 that is truly iconic and timeless. Greatly improved performance, styling, handling, and comfort were all part of the restyled 1956 Corvette. Strange as it may seem now, designing the '56 was not a sought after assignment by Chevrolet designers. Previous Corvettes had sold poorly and dealers hated it. The logic of the day is that working on a car that people would buy was the smarter move. History would disagree, as the 1956 Corvette styling is regarded as one of the best looking cars ever and, more importantly, its destiny as Americas premier competitive sports car would take shape.There was no doubt Chevrolet was in the sports car business with the release of the 1956 model. It featured a new body, the introduction of the '56 brought a significant styling element known as the "coves". The new Vette featured outside door handles, real glass roll up windows, and options like a hard top, power windows, and even a much better convertible top with power assist.We just can not say enough about how absolutely gorgeous this car is and can not emphasize enough how this needs to be in your collection today. You just don't see them in this condition very often. This car will make its new owner proud to drive a true original piece of American history.For more information on this gorgeous 1956 Corvette or to schedule a private viewing, call our friendly and knowledgeable sales team at (888) 558-9474