1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Why This Car Is Special
Early C1 Corvettes, like the gorgeous 1956 Corvette we have here at Skyway Classics, are skyrocketing in price on the collector car market, and this example is certainly one you need to consider.
If you want something that still looks, smells, feels, and drives like a real, honest solid-axle Corvette, this is the right car for you. It has been kept at a high level, with the great color combination of silver with white coves and a red interior, has what we believe to be the original numbers matching F code #991 casting number rebuilt engine, and all the stock parts that have been replaced come with the car.
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
What we believe is the original numbers matching F code #991 casting number rebuilt 265 cubic inch engine
Dual 4-barrel carbs under the chrome air cleaners
Finned aluminum script Corvette valve covers
Chrome distributor shielding
Ram’s horn factory Corvette exhaust manifolds
Dual exhaust system
Restored and very detailed engine compartment
4-speed manual transmission
Red twin bucket seats, carpet, floor mats
Matching door panels
Factory dash and instrument panel with the factory full array of gauges
4-speed shifter on the floor
Red factory steering wheel
Nicely finished cargo bay and carpet
Two-tone Silver with white side coves paint scheme
Chrome front and rear bumpers
Steel wheels with the correct chrome spinner hubcaps
Wide white sidewall tires
Our 1956 Corvette has a rebuilt 265 cubic inch small block Chevy engine bored .050 oversize to perform complete valve job, with threaded rocker arm studs, high compression custom flat top pistons, polished crankshaft, hydraulic cam and lifter kit, new Valve springs and retainers, new pushrods and head bolts, checked the oil clearances on main bearings and connecting rods, new harmonic balancer, new oil pan with a weld on oil pick tube.
New NOS GM Performance Corvette script & finned aluminum valve covers were added as were custom spark plug wires, and new nuts, bolts and washers on complete engine.
Other work done included rebuilt dated water pump with repair kit, disassembly of the generator to replace generator bearings repair brush cables, painted engine with an epoxy primer and Chevy orange, and prime and paint generator, motor mount bracket, fan shroud, master cylinder.
After reinstalling the engine and transmission they adjusted the valves, set timing, adjusted idle settings, filled engine oil with engine break in lubricant, filled the transmission with fully synthetic manual transmission lubricant, removed the large clutch return spring to allow new style crutch to function properly, and adjusted the clutch and shift linkage.
It has dual 4-barrel carbs under the two chrome air cleaners, chrome distributor shielding, ram’s horn factory Corvette exhaust manifolds and the dual exhaust system and sits in a restored and very detailed engine compartment with all the factory components looking like you just drove this Corvette off the showroom floor.
It is backed by a 4-speed manual transmission that shifts perfectly and rides on steel wheels with the correct chrome spinner hubcaps and wide white sidewall tires to give it the correct look, ride, and stance.
The red interior was thoroughly restored and looks as new with the red twin bucket seats, red carpeting and floor mats, matching door panels, big three-spoke steering wheel, white painted dash with its full compliment of gauges including the speedometer, the secondary gauges including the central-mounted tachometer, the 4-speed on the floor, pushbutton radio in the center of the dash, rear view mirror, with all in great shape.
There’s also a nice-fitting black convertible top as well as a neatly finished trunk and a painted to match hard top that goes with it.
Our Corvette has the silver paint job that showcases the C1 early car styling with single headlights and contrasting white side coves, small hood scoops, iconic toothy front grill, great rear with its exhaust coming out the rear bumpers.
Finish quality is good and its paint scheme emphasizes the Corvettes dramatic curves and sharp creases.
The 1956 Corvette we have here at Skyway Classics is your chance to buy an iconic Corvette, that some feel was the best looking Corvette made back then.
It has the rebuilt engine with the dual 4’s, a 4-speed, bright red interior, and both tops, convertible and hard top, it doesn’t get any better than that.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608
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