1956 Chevrolet Bel Air User Reviews

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"part" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Jason writes:
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Your cool if your in one. fast. tons of parts avail. reliability, style.

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MILEAGE. Brakes, Handling. (possibilty of door dingers and fender benders means it usually is in the garage)

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A True Classic. The Car To Be Seen In. — Decent relaibility. Amazing if you consider the age of the technology. Good power but handling and braking leaves you on the edge of your bench seat. Amazing Styling defining an era.

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vintage1956 writes:
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4

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beautiful. kept in a barn for 30 yrs

Cons

cant drive it in winter.

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Beautiful — I got it off ebay and the seller didnt keep any reciepts. However I do have the original title and the original owners contact info. The original colors are laurel green and crocus yellow. It is a four door sedan. A convertable would be sweet but cant afford it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ralph writes:
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This thing turns more heads than Corvettes, and runs like a champ.

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Don't get a car like this if you can't handle it.

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A Good Solid Car That Your Friends Can Pile Into. — Despite being a sedan, it definitely moves. It handles like a boat, which is fine by me and stops fairly well thanks to Nova discs in the front. It's a very fun car to drive and I have a blast with it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Arthur writes:
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Love

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nothing

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Amazing — Got a 350Chevy engine. Really fun car handles great and has got some american muscle to it. I got a B&M auto shift in it. It is a four door with white leather interior and saphire blue and pearl white duel colorcombo exterior.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nicholaus writes:
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nice heirloom, fast, fun to drive

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needs complete restoration someday soon

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Expert Project Car — 250hp 350 SBC from the 68 Camaro, so good power. 4 speed saginaw, but needs to be replaced or rebuilt. it was in storage for 10 years so restoration is needed. funnest car I've driven. decent gas milage. it's a muscle car so don't expect much

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Mathew525 writes:
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It was a fun car and it was a 2 Door!

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I do not own it anymore. Makes me sad

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Drag-n-wagon — My wagon was one of the BEST cars I have owned. She was fun to drive and even thoe the paint and body work was not the best! IT WOULD HAUL THE MAIL!! As a full metal, stock appering car goes with 3:08 Open rear diff and 350/350 under the hood and drive train. This wagon wouild do 15.00 e/t at the local drag strip. I am sorry to say that when I go the pumpkin I sold the "Drag-N-Wagon" to a man and his kids to enjoy. I found her sitting a lot and it was shame that such a great car was not doing its job. So I let her go and wished them best of luck..

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Tim writes:
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everything

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nothing

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56 Chevy Wagon — this is a nevada car originally.found in a old school salvage yard in grand junction.this car was brot back from the dead by me and my kids.. drivin over 20,000 miles from colo to tenn .and all over colo.has 327 engine,camaro posi rear end,camaro 4spd trans..this car is one of many hotrod or customs me and my family have..

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Hugo270 writes:
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Everrything - the ultimate style

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More than a bit thirsty ...

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Chevy Bel Air 1956 — My 1st car ... what a bean ! 3 miles to the gallon, but a perfect ride - like a rubber dinghy on wheels ! Took it from Odense to Paris and back without a glitch - best hols ever ! Sadly, it had to go due to petrol prices, but will remain the ultimate cruiser.

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Jillo writes:
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Easy to get parts for, considering she's 52 years old.

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Not fuel efficient.

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Mine Is Yellow Like A Taxi And Sounds Like A Redneck Race Car. — My car is 100% unrestored. It is not a project car so much as it is my work of art. I am not trying to make it look like it did in 1956, and I could not care less about resale value. This is my car, not the next owner's.

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Ihave writes:
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Best Car Chevy Ever Built! — I bought this car when I was 18. I have been slowly restoring it since. The best styling of ANY car chevy ever built inside and out. Lots of chrome! Updated driveline: 406sbc, muncie M21, Auburn spool w/3.90 Richmond gears. A fast car with astounding looks.

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1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Reviews

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