1956 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe

In November 1955, the 1956 Chevrolet made its debut and quickly became the most popular new car in the nation. The esteemed Bel Air, the top-of-the-line model, was now presented in seven distinct body styles. Among them was the sleek two-door hardtop, designed for six passengers and marketed as the Sport Coupe.

The Bel Air boasted impressive features as standard, including chrome wheels, an electric clock, and a lockable glove box with lighting. It offered a range of power options, with the highlight being the 265-cubic-inch V-8 engine.

Surprisingly, the high-horsepower V-8 model weighed less than the six-cylinder cars, resulting in an exceptional power-to-weight ratio. This led to the 1956 V-8 Chevys earning the moniker “the Hot Ones” for their outstanding performance.

Source: RM Sotheby’s