1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE - 189225 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #830 1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/189225/189225_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Auction Scottsdale 2016
Status Sold
Lot 830
Year 1956
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN VC56L045923
Exterior Color BLUE/WHITE
Interior Color WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Lot #830 - This is an original Arizona car. It has all original sheet metal with no rust. All the original stainless molding was polished and reused. This has had a 4-year frame-off restoration with no expense spared. The body was taken down to bare metal, then massaged and finished in PPG Lexus Pearl White and blue. The frame was sandblasted and painted semi-gloss black. The steering was rebuilt using tubular A-arms, 500 series power steering box and all new components. A front sway bar was added along with 2" dropped spindles and disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, stainless brake lines, chrome master cylinder and brake booster. The rear suspension was rebuilt and the springs were moved under frame for tire clearance. Brand new springs, shocks and other components were also added. A stainless gas tank was added with an in-tank fuel pump for the fuel injection. The original fill behind the tail lamp was retained. A 1995 Chevrolet Caprice, police car surrendered its entire drivetrain for this restoration. The 1995 LT1 was completely torn down and after the block was hot tanked and reassembled using the finest components available. Bore was within specs so new pistons of standard size wire installed along with new bearings. An LT4 hot camshaft from GM was used: The entire cam kit was purchased from GM. It consisted of new 1.6 ratio roller rockers, push rods, camshaft and gears. A Holley 52mm throttle body replaces the original 48mm. Melling oil pump and screen were used for oiling duties. The headers were from Street & Performance as well as the computer and wiring harness. Most of the dress-up goodies are from Billet Specialties. It has a new MSD distributor, new GM water pump and the pulleys and brackets are from March. AM Radiators supplied the radiator, core support, fans and shroud. The transmission remains the stock 4L60E rebuilt. The differential was narrowed and completely rebuilt using 3.73 gears replacing the original 3.08's. The original 1995 rear disc brakes were rebuilt and used. All new glass was installed along with power windows. The side glass has a gray tint. It has power door looks with remotes, the original seats were used, the dash has been updated with billet trim and Dakota Digital VHX gauges, Ididit tilt steering column with a Billet Specialties steering wheel. The interior also features a custom Autosound radio, Lokar pedals, Rain Gear windshield wiper system, Vintage Air system with a custom panel created for the billet air conditioning outlets. It rides on American Racing Torque Thrust II wheels. The body modifications include: Billet hood hinges, third brake light in trunk lid, Xenon head lamps, and a filled and smoothed firewall.