1956 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
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1956 Chevy Bel Air Convertible

Chevrolet (also known as Chevy) is a brand of automobile produced by General Motors Company. Founded by Louis Chevrolet and  ousted GM founder William C. Durant on November 8, 1911. Chevrolet was acquired by General Motors in 1917. Chevrolet was positioned by Alfred Sloan to sell a lineup of mainstream vehicles to directly compete against Henry Ford's Model T in the 1920s, and continues to hold its position as General Motors' highest-selling brand to the present day. 

Chevrolet had a great influence on the American automobile market during the 1950s and 1960s.

By 1956, the flashy styling popularized by General Motors design boss, Harley Earl, had significantly impacted even the low-priced Chevrolet. Two-tone paint schemes, liberal use of chrome-plated trim, and a powerful V-8 engine introduced the previous year contributed to Chevrolet's popularity and enabled the GeneralMotors division to outsell archrival Ford by 150,000 units. A full-width grill, redesigned front and rear fenders, gas cap behind the left taillight, larger rectangular parking lights, and sweeping side trim were just a few of the changes that set the 1956 Chevrolet apart from the 1955, which had taken the country by storm with its all new body re-design.

The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is among the most recognizable American cars of all time and convertibles are sought after by enthusiastic collectors. Roomy, fuel-efficient, and with tastefully restrained use of tail fins and chrome.

One of the most famous advertising programs of all times was Chevrolet's sponsorship of 'The Dinah Shore Chevy Show' and the famous advertising song went "See the USA in your Chevrolet."

Engine:  265 CID OHV "Power Pack" V8
Horsepower :  205 @ 4,600 RPM
Transmission:  Powerglide
Weight:  3300 lbs.
Original Cost: $ 2,346.00 Base Price,
                    Approx. $3,000.00 loaded
Production:  41,268 Convertibles 
Color:  Matador Red / White
Interior:  Red / White
Factory Options: Power Steering, Power Brakes, 
                       Power Top, Power Windows,
                       Power Seat, Wonderbar
                       AM Radio, & Twin Spotlights
Awards: AACA National Jr. 1st Place 1990
            AACA National Sr. 1st Place 1993
            AACA Grand National Preservation 1st Place 1994
            AACA Grand National 3rd Place 1994
            Chevy Classic International Platinum Award Senior Restored