1956 Chevrolet Corvette

"Early C1 With All The Right Parts"

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$76,900

Year
1956
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Stock
BW0472
Vin
E56S003360
Miles
2,027
Engine Size
265 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Body Color
Cascade Green/Polo White
Interior Color
Beige
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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First released in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette was almost like an experiment considering the low production of 300 and the singular color choice (opposite of Henry, they went with Wimbledon White opposed to black). The popularity of these models was slow to grow and paled in comparison to the growing sales volume of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955. This year marked a turning point for the Corvette as they transitioned this cruiser into a more performance-minded ride by adding the 210 hp V8 engine as standard equipment mated to the 3-speed manual transmission. Growing production to a bit over 3,000 that year, they still couldn't compete and much of the blame was placed on the lack of features. These early models didn't include outside door handles and you didn't even have roll up windows so Chevrolet called in Bob Cadaret for assistance in a restyle. The now-famous side cove was added to the 1956 model as well as outside door handles, roll-up windows, options like the hard top and power windows were added and you could even opt for the power assisted soft top if wanted. A change in the markets view came quickly thereafter and Chevrolet grew their production to over 10,000 models by 1960.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this well restored example of the 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible for your consideration. With its beautiful Cascade Green and Polo White exterior, hard and soft top, what appears to be original powertrain and more than drivable condition, this is sure to catch a collector or car enthusiast's eye quick! With a great deal of documentation included in this sale, the receipts that were provided to us show that the work started by one owner in the early 90's where almost all restoration and parts were purchased by a professional shop by the name of Pyramid Corvette Restorations out of Bancroft, MI. The vehicle was owned throughout the 90's and into the 2000's by the same owner until sold again to another eager owner who continued work on this classic well into 2008. With photos provided, this vehicle is shown as a frame off restoration took place and it is clear today that a great deal of craftsmanship was put into this fine ride.

With both hard and soft top included in the sale, this vehicle gives you the best of both worlds and with added features like its vintage styled AM/FM/Cassette and Aux capable radio, this is sure to keep you enjoying for years. The chrome, trim, glass, wheels, tops and paint are all in good condition with only minor blemishes to be found throughout. With its smooth shifting 3-speed manual mated to its V8 engine, the enjoyment and drivability only add to the value of this ride and overall this is a great example of a classic piece of American automobile history! Call or email us today for more information on this excellent example of the C1.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Hobby Segment
Miles
2,027
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Cascade Green/Polo White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Beige
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
265 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual

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