Today’s car is a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible and it is owned by Richard Garcia. It is finished in a two tone paint combination of Sierra Gold and Adobe Beige with a matching interior and convertible top. It is powered by a Turbo Fire 205 producing 205 hp, 265 cu in, V8 with a single 4- bbl Edelbrock carburetor transferring that power through a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission with a 3.55:1 final gear ratio. Slowing this baby down are 4-wheel power assist drum brakes. The front suspension is independent and in the rear is a live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs.
The MSRP was $2,443.00. The total Chevrolet production for 1956 was 1,623,376 units with 665,530 of them being Bel Air’s and 41,883 of those being convertibles. The theoretical top speed was 104 mph with a 0 – 60 mph time of 11.2 seconds. This is a great original car that would do great at an all GM or Chevrolet Show or just local Cars and Coffee event. Thanks for riding along. Frank