2019 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
42

1956 Chevrolet 210 'Modified' Sedan (RHD)

$50,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 350ci V8
Gearbox Three-speed Automatic
Body Work Four-door sedan
Colour Red with white roof
Interior Burgundy/grey
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Disc/disc

Description

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The 1956 Chevrolet is among the most recognisable American cars of all time. Roomy and with tastefully restrained use of tail fins and chrome, they are seen by many as vastly superior to the oversized and over decorated full-size models that would roll out of Detroit over the following 20 years. Playing off the success of the previous year redesign, the new 1956 Chevy was met with an appetite of frenzy from the buying public. Chevy also debuted a new pillar-less sport sedan design to it's top of the line Bel Air series and the mid-line 210 series. Minor changes were made to the 1956, including new engine options, a slightly different dash, a newly hidden gas filler cap in the rear fin, and revised colours, trim and fabrics. Styling highlights of the 1956 model included stretching the hood metal out another four inches which, with the angled headlight hoods and grille, gave the illusion of motion. The grille was widened, and parking lights enlarged. The plane of the hood was flattened and extended forward. This along with higher, straighter front and rear fender lines, gave the ’56 a greater visual length.