GM Chevrolet Corvette Convertible original 225 horse power.

1956 Chevrolet Corvette

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Corvette 1956

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Rochester, New York, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Year: 1956
Mileage: 7,000
VIN: E56S002253
Color: Black
Engine size: 265
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
You are interested? Contact the seller!

Car description

Brought back from near extinction, the Corvette returned better than ever in 1956.

Now featuring concave sides with two-tone option, outside door handles, roll-up windows, and an optional removable hardtop, the Corvette was also the most civilized to date, and indeed caught the public's eye. The sloppy 6-cylinder was dropped for the more powerful and fuel efficient Turbo-Fire 265 V8, and when mated to the close-ratio 3-speed manual gearbox, it offered a great package for sports car enthusiasts.

GM's design change and increase in power provided the foundation for what the Corvette dynasty would be built upon with increasing sales year-to-year for the next decade.

Visually the Corvette changed very little in its first three years of production. However 1956 will mark the Corvettes first major stylistic makeover. Retaining the aggressive grill design of the prior models, the frontal styling of the 1956 was modified significantly, with new fender accommodating chrome around headlights mounted higher and no longer covered by prior wire mesh stone guards. For the first time the Corvette received his new iconic side coves and clean sloping rear fenders with neatly integrated taillight. Six lacquer paint finishes were now available for that year. The Corvette also received a pair of roll up windows, technically changing the car from a roadster to a convertible body style. 2 265 cubic inch V-8 engines were now available, reflecting the relentless development that had just begun on the soon to be legendary small block V-8 engine. The bulk of the 1956 Corvette production Numbering 3080 cars, was equipped with the duel quad solid lifter engine producing a stout 225 brake horsepower the car offered here is just that engine and is finished in onyx black with silver coves and red interior, as presented following a body off professional restoration from Arizona a few years ago. In addition to the duel quad engine the Corvette is equipped with the three speed close ratio manual transmission that was standard in 1956 miles, as well as AM/FM cassette radio(after market)and a heater. All of the cars gauges work including the clock, and the interior is of the correct pattern. The wheels are shod in white wall radial tires for improve modern drivability. The car is still outstanding condition and runs and drives as well as it looks. This car has the correct original drive train all the way to the rear end.
If you found this same car, 225 hp 265 cubic inch engine OHV-V8 with dual four barrel carburetors and solid lifter camshaft, three speed close ratio manual transmission, independent front suspension with semi electrical leaf springs, and four wheel hydraulic drum brakes that just came off a rotisserie body off restoration you would be paying 100,000 dollars and up. This car appears to be as close to a fresh restoration as could be with all the bugs worked out with just a few thousand miles since restoration. If you want to buy a museum car that you can NOT drive go ahead and pay well over a $100K. If you want a car that looks like it just came off the show room floor and has just a few thousand miles with all the bugs worked out and want to drive it anywhere this is the car. Please come and see the car no disappointments here, and please feel free to contact me before bidding. bid with confidence. I recommend the lucky high bidder be healthy and in good shape before driving this car because after a few miles your arm gets very tired waving at all the strangers that wave to you while on the road.youare welcome to inspect the car yourself or have a reputable company do an inspection on your behalf at your expense. I hold the title free and clear of any encumbrances and the car or the title will not be released until the funds have cleared my account. A $1,000 non-refundable Paypal deposit needs to be made within 24 hours of the sale ending and full balance to be paid within 7 days of auction ending. Balance due by bank wire transfer, cash in person or bank cashiers check before delivery. This is an auction to buy, not win and then negotiate after the fact. Please have your funds ready and permission from your significant other prior to bidding. Anyone with zero or negative feedback needs to contact me prior to bidding or you will be blocked. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time for any reason.

I would like to pass this rare and very original car to someone who will love and appreciate it for many years to come.No trades please.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty expressed, written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuine, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Although every effort is made on our part to accurately describe vehicle you, it is the buyers responsibility to see thatthisclassic and collector car purchase meets their individual criteria. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. I will make every effort to disclose any known defects associated with the vehicle at the buyers request prior to the close of the sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any oral or written statements about the vehicle.

More classic cars for sale