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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BIGB0SS E.D.D., Dec 31, 2011.

  1. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
    Joined: Jun 12, 2011
    Posts: 44

    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
    from Oklahoma

    Well I was looking on craigslist just to see what was for sale, and I found this

    a 1956 Bel Air 4dr hardtop for $700. I have never seen one in person and was wondering how rare are they?
    I don't have the space or the money to buy this, but someone here might and I wanted to share it with all of ya.
  2. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,130


    One of 103,602 built in '56 Decent deal for $700, looks solid and lots of good parts on it, could be saved with a donor car.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    One down the road with a vette motor in it ......sweeeeeet too.
  4. They only made the 4 door hardtops in 56 and 57.Potential for a valuable car. And I think they are great looking.

  5. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187


    i've been helping a friend restore one for the past several weeks.adjusting the windows is a bitch.
  6. fossilfish
    Joined: Dec 16, 2010
    Posts: 320

    from Texas

    I had a friend that had a 53 four door hard top
  7. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,211


    These are really cool cars, for the number shown produced not many remain around today. I think Chevy called these The Sport Sedan. My Salina pal Poverty Flats has a beautiful 57 Sport Sedan, these cars rock. ~sololobo~
  8. "T'RANTULA"
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
    Posts: 662

    from Ohio

    Hell get it!!! I would try and talk em down to 550, got my 55 chevy for 300 bucks sittin in a field much like that one.
  9. 50ChevyFrank
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 229


  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,584


    The dash looks pretty beat but the car has the four door ht pieces you need. They make nice family cruisers and or are great for hauling the whole brigade out to dinner or bar hopping.

    The original colors were even my favorite color combination for that year.
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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  12. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,449

    rd martin
    from indiana

    there was one on ebay alittle while back, it was knock out restoration. i would have like to have bought it. it only got high bid of 17 grand if i remember and it didnt meet reserve.
  13. Dakota
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,535

    from Beulah, ND

    I have a friend that has a 56 210 4 door hard top. Dunno how rare that is considering the 4dr HT was usually a Bel Air from what ive read.
  14. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,459


    In 1975 I went to look at a "55 Chevy Bel-Air 2 dr hdtp" that was advertised in the paper for $250. When I got there it was a '55 210 2 dr sedan, but I bought it anyway.

    First year for 4 dr hdtp for Chevrolet was 1956.

    Just so you know.
  15. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    theres only a couple models and years of cars where 4 doors are cool as hell, you my friend are looking at one. dont be a bitch and ask people on the net for advise, go buy it.
  16. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    First year for 4 door hardtop in the Chevrolet line; available as a Bel Air or a 210 (much rarer) Sport Sedan. Butch/56sedandelivery.
  17. F500
    Joined: Nov 24, 2011
    Posts: 18


    my aunt had a 56 4dr hardtop. turquoise and white. never really cared for the 56's. 55's were my favorite Chevy. my dad had a 56 Chrysler Windsor Nassau 250 2dr that was a much cooler car than her Chevy. it was white with a gold and black 300-style interior. nice.

    the Chevy isn't rare....just interesting.
  18. fossilfish
    Joined: Dec 16, 2010
    Posts: 320

    from Texas

    No I saw the car it was a 53 or maybe a 54 had no post 4 door and it was a Belair. I almost bought it. It was even in the original paint.
  19. mysteryman
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 253

    from atlanta

    you can find some great deals on craigslist.thats what led me to my mysterymotor intake.yesterday i bought a set of early 70's z28/chevelle 15" ralleys w/rings and caps,also had 4 nice viper tires on them for $200.00 even threw in 5th for spare
  20. 56\'s and 57 I owned.jpg Owned a couple of them back in the day.

    Yes, rare now.
  21. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    You should have bought that car. It was a one of none. Probably a barn find with patina.
  22. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,734


    I know this is an old thread resurrected, but I always thought that the '57 210 4-DR hardtop was the rare one.

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