• Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Roadster
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 7018
  • VIN: E56S003539
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: --
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1956 Chevrolet Corvette Description

The 1956 Chevrolet Corvette is a true favorite among fans because it has the best of everything. This is when the V8 power and first generation styling really came together in one of the coolest packages around. And so it's great to have an example that loves to showcase the best of it all.

The '56 model year was the first restyle of the first generation. It was about making a more powerful looking car to go with the true muscle in the engine bay. That means power bulges in the hood, rounded fender lines, and a subtler hint of tailfin. And like any good '50s machine there was plenty of brightwork. Everything from the intricate form-fitting split bumpers to the toothy grille, it all has the mirror-like quality of serious investment. The now-iconic side coves were first to debut this year, and so this one showcases them in one of the boldest ways possible. The gray inserts contrast nicely with the slick black paint. And the gloss within this two-tone tells you they made sure this convertible loves the sunshine. But any time you are caught out in the rain, the newer black convertible top and roll up windows (another first for '56) make this far more weather-tight than its predecessors.

If you thought the outside color was striking, just wait until you open the door. Red interiors always look amazing on black cars. Plus, this one has an original-style presentation, right down the bucket seat pattern that matches the door inserts. The steering wheel looks awesome in red, too, and its ridges have that great thin/grippy feel that only came on the right cars of this era. Even the trunk has a bold red matting! While this has a high degree of originality everywhere you look, there is one well-integrated upgrade. The radio is a retro-style unit with a modern AM/FM digital tuners. After all, top-down Sunday drives require the ideal choice of music.

When you first look under the hood, the large polished air topper and cursive Corvette script valve covers give this the right vintage appearance. But a closer look reveals a very nice upgrade. These C1s are famous for small block power, but that maxed out at 265ci on '56. This one has a larger 350 cubic-inch V8, and the upgrades don't stop there. It has an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock hi-rise intake, and an HEI distributor with Accel performance wires. That makes for a stronger and more powerful machine. And it announces this so nicely through the glasspack-style dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete control of the enhanced power and rumbling soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. There's even power steering and power brakes to keep the driving experience easy and fun.

Bold looks and the right upgrades deliver added distinction to an already distinctive year for the C1. So you know this is the Corvette convertible you want to get your hands on. Call today!!!