The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop restomod is already desire on wheels, but one look at this one, and you can tell it has even more to offer. There's amazing paint, glittering chrome, a full custom luxury interior, air conditioning, an overdrive transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, serious fuel-injected V8 power, and much more. It's been built for the true enthusiast who loves to drive everywhere and win trophies on arrival.
This car strikes a balance between an iconic classic and an .....
all-out modern hot rod. The Fire Engine Red is close to the other colors available from Chevy in '56, and so it doesn't look out of place on this one. But there's a deep gloss and shine that instantly announces this is a modern and professional application. In fact, the full build only has about 1400 miles on it. And since brightwork is a big part of this icon, you can see that the full restoration made it a priority. The bumpers are mirror-like, the light bezels are intricate, and 1956's exclusive grille is proudly displayed. The '56 Bel Air had the unique style shared with no other Tri-Five where it rocketed up the side to make the car look sleeker and faster. So not only do we love that this trim looks excellent, but also that they took the time to get the body looking so good that it's like one unbroken piece through the door line. This inherent sleekness goes well with the upgraded performance appearance. Those large dual exhaust tips, fuel injection callouts, and 17-inch Billet Specialties wheels help add to the shine while also announcing it's something extra special.
The interior is a full custom setup. In fact, the only thing that's likely going to remind you inside that this is a vintage Chevy is the twin cowl dash. Everyone gets their own-individual Ultraleather bucket seat with a custom center console running the full length of the interior. These seats are beautifully finished with nice details like red contrast stitching and the door panels were done to match. It's quite clean and complete where even the fully finished trunk looks like the perfect place to display some awards. There are plenty of luxury upgrades like cold-blowing air conditioning, power windows, and a touchscreen AM/FM/XM stereo with Bluetooth. The driver's seat is a true command position with a power-adjustable high-back bucket, an updated classic-style steering wheel on a tilt column, and full gauges with speedo and tach.
This engine bay has an award-worthy presentation all on its own. You see a huge investment in polished components that are presented beautifully against the smooth color-matched inner walls. The trim tag is not present to confirm that this was born a V8 Bel Air, but as you look at that shining heart, you realize that point is moot. Because while this carries the tradition of the best Tri Fives with a small block, this is now a Dart Little M 427 cubic-inch V8. More than just the small block weight with a big block displacement, this is built with power upgrades like aluminum heads, an aluminum intake, and headers feeding the dual exhaust. And there's a fuel injection system on top to deliver the best in power and consistency. Plus, the monster motor has all the right supporting components, like a serpentine belt system, an MSD ignition, the battery mounted in the trunk for better weight distribution, and Be Cool aluminum radiator w/dual electric fans. The big power V8 feeds the stout 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. It's a strong setup with a tubular A-arm front end, a triangulated four-link rear, adjustable coilovers all around, and a reinforced frame. It's all great for performance upgrades, but don't forget that the transmission has overdrive for the highway. So no matter if it's blacktop domination or weekend cruising, you'll appreciate features like power steering, modern performance tires, and four-wheel disc brakes with drilled & slotted rotors.
This is an iconic Chevy that you'll love driving to the shows no matter how far away they are. It's a cool custom total package, and it's ready to go right now, so don't miss out. Call today!!! (This one does have an AZ assigned vin, so we have no way to prove if this was a Bel Air from the factory)