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1956 Chevy Bel Air Restomod – 502 V8

It’s not often we post cars that have been modified but this 1956 Chevy Bel Air 2-door sports coupe looks great and the visual changes are fairly mild.

Of the Tri-Chevy’s the 1956 models are perhaps the least popular. However, it’s actually one of our favorite cars – PERIOD! The shape is just perfect. For us it has to be one of the nicest fifties cars ever made. From the front grille and headlight brows to the nicely formed rear with hidden gas filler under the taillight, it’s a winning combination.

It’s a car that particularly suits two-tone paint with side-spear running down the center of the car, and taking the upper color with them, looks amazing (admittedly that only Bel Air’s had this “Special Two Toning” as they are the only ones with that trim).

rear view of a 56 Chevy restomod in red / white
rear view

The interior is slightly modified with new, modern gauges and upholstery that, while in keeping with the original styling, adds a custom feel.

Enhanced interior of a 56 Chevrolet with new, more modern gauges.
Enhanced interior with new, more modern gauges.

Under the hood things are a little different too. Instead of the 235 six cylinder or 265 cubic inch V8 that would have been there originally, there is a newer 502 cubic inch V8 that outputs 495 horsepower. This is paired with a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission.

502 cubic inch V8

When this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe Hardtop was originally purchased it would have cost $2,284 for the base V8 and Chevrolet sold 128,382 of just that model.

This ’56 Chevy is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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