1956 Chevrolet Corvette for sale 101069330
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1956 Chevrolet Corvette


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In 1956 only 3,467 Corvettes were produced, making it the third lowest production total in the history of the famed sports car.  This striking convertible looks fantastic being one of only 532 1956 Corvettes built in elegant Polo White and is complimented by the sharp red interior in like-new condition.  Power is compliments of the 265 cubic-inch V8 topped with dual four-barrel carburetors producing a stout 225 horsepower and transferred to the pavement via the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.  A unique option on this Corvette is the electronically controlled convertible top.  Unlike the 1953-1955 Corvette roadsters, which had an optional top that could be attached to the car, this convertible top was an integral part of the design, allowing the 1956 Corvette to be identified as a true convertible.  An extensive frame-off restoration was done at some point and completed to the highest standards of Corvette restoration, using mostly original and new-old-stock parts.  The paint on this car is in great condition as well as all the chrome, stainless moldings and glass.  The chassis, suspension, braking, and drivetrain systems have all passed an intensive and thorough inspection by one of our trained restoration specialists, so you can have peace of mind driving and enjoying this amazing car.  Included with the purchase of this Hendrick Performance vehicle, is the rare opportunity for you and up to three of your friends to tour and take delivery inside the breath-taking Hendrick Heritage Center.  Stepping inside this private museum, that very few have had the privilege to experience, will take you back in time to when American muscle cars ruled the street, and show you the story of Rick Hendrick’s heritage and his amazing collection of rare and high-performance cars.  This exceptional Corvette is ready to take you on a trip back in time, or to your next weekend getaway!


Stock Number:  HC1585

VIN:  E56S001336

Miles:  70,205 miles showing on the odometer (this vehicle will be sold as mileage EXEMPT)

Engine:  Period Correct 265 CI V8 with 225 Horsepower 

Engine Block Number:  3720991

Engine Stamp Pad:  02236I2F56FG (265 CI/225 HP/AT)

Transmission:  2-Speed Automatic (K306 – November 30, 1956 Stamped on Transmission)

Equipment:  Dual Four-Barrel Carburetors, Finned Aluminum Valve Covers, Aluminum Air Cleaners, Powerglide Automatic Transmission, Dual Exhaust System, Bucket Seats, Power Oriented Folding Convertible Top, Heater, Full Wheel Covers, White Wall Tires, AM Radio

Items Included with the Car:  Keys

Condition Code:  (2) * (see condition code chart for explanation of category codes 1-5)

Warranty:  This vehicle is being sold AS-IS

To learn more about condition codes, the term “numbers matching”, conditions of sale, and Hendrick Performance, please see the bottom of this page for details and clarification. 

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Condition
  • Mileage
    70,205 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

Dealer Disclosure
The Term “Numbers Matching” used in our descriptions refers to an engine that has an: engine block casting number and date, engine assembly date and suffix code, and engine VIN/serial number that are present in a manner that is consistent with build sequence of the described vehicle. Numbers Matching does not promise or guarantee originality of the engine. Conditions of Sale: This vehicle is represented as accurately as possible and to the best of our knowledge at the time of listing. Content for window sticker is based on inspection, research, or information provided from previous owners. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of any claims to originality, history, equipment, or other information provided. Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group is not responsible for misprints in content or pricing. All vehicles are sold AS IS unless otherwise noted. Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group reserves the right to change pricing without notice at any time. Pricing does not include any state tax, tag, title, and registration fees, or dealer fees ($399 dealer administrative fee will also be charged on each transaction). *Condition Code Chart: 1. Excellent: Show car, freshly restored to like-new or better condition, also could be a very low-mileage excellent condition survivor or late-model vehicle 2. Great: Older frame-off or very nice frame-on restoration, could be a low-mileage great condition survivor or late-model vehicle, the nicest condition car most people would feel comfortable driving to shows or for special occasions 3. Good: Driver quality, at first glance a car that appears to be in great condition, a closer inspection will reveal minor flaws in the paint and interior, the undercarriage and engine bay normally looks unrestored. These cars are mechanically sound, fully functional, and are normally enjoyed on the weekends and for special occasions in good weather. 4. Fair: A car that starts up and runs but is in need some mechanical and cosmetic work in order to be enjoyed on a regular basis 5. Poor: Restoration project, a car that needs to be totally restored

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