1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Series – The 1955 Chevrolet was one of the harder acts in motoring history to follow. With revolutionary changes and success in the marketplace, it was a major challenge to face lift the ’55 Chevy in an eye-catching manner for the 1956 model year.
Annual face lifting was a must in the 1950’s, even on good looking successful models such as the ’55 Chevy. Chevrolet stylist responded with a rework of the popular 1955 design. The 1956 Chevy’s looked sufficiently different than their predecessors.
Changes were made in the grille, bumpers, taillights and side trim. While most of the sheet metal remained the same.
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Two Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
The new spear shaped side trim showed up well on 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Two Door Hardtop Sport Coupe’s. All of the style revisions for 1956 worked out exceedingly well. The 1956 Sport Coupe was perhaps the best balanced of the 1955-57 Chevrolet’s. 128,382 1956 Chevrolet Be Air Two Door Hardtop Sport Coupes were produced at a cost of $2275.00.
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Four Door Hardtop
Both two and four door hardtops were produced in 1956 by Chevrolet. Chevrolet’s style leader for 1956 was the Belair four door hardtop. Chevrolet called it, the Sport Sedan and four doors never looked sportier or more attractive. It was richly appointed inside and out. 103,602 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Four Door Hardtop were produced at a cost of $2330.00.
1956 Chevy Bel Air Four Door Sedan
The expanded window area on the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Four Door Sedan was more than perception. In four door models the windshield was 19 percent larger. The rear window was 21 percent larger and a remarkable increase in visibility. The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Four Door Sedan did not share the doors or roof with the four door hardtop. 269,798 units were produced at a cost of 2200.00. More 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Four Door Sedan were produced than any other Bel Air model.
1956 Chevy Bel Air Two Door Sedan
The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Two Door Sedan production numbers were 105,849 and had a cost of $2,100.00. Today the two door sedan is very popular with street rodders.