1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Car for sale by RM Auctions Inc in Auburn, Indiana 46706
The 1967 Corvette is considered the most-loved Corvette ever produced. The combination of classic C2 styling, along with an incredible array of powertrain and comfort options, makes it one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Not bad for a car that was never supposed to be made!
The ZR-1's production run from 1990-95 was one of the most exciting times for Corvette enthusiasts in recent memory. In the mid-1980s, rumors of a "King of the Hill" Corvette began to leak out of Detroit and into America's speed shops and dealerships.
Classic Car Overview
$90,000 - $110,000
- Comprehensive frame-off restoration
- Factory two four-barrel carburetor; desirable four-speed transmission
- Includes owners manual, spare tire, and jack
- Previous ownership for over five decades
- Rare functional WonderBar radio
Nineteen fifty-six was a big year for the Corvette, as it heralded the models first major design revision since its inception three years earlier. The styling was reminiscent of the original, but it was modernized inside and out with new fenders, chrome-rimmed headlights, integrated taillights, and the now iconic side coves. GM engineers also added a handful of creature comforts, including wind-up windows, adjustable passenger seat, and external door handles all welcome changes from the relatively spartan earlier models. Furthermore, customers could choose from a host of options and colors to personalize their new Corvette. More power was exactly what the doctor ordered, and it proved to be a massive hit with customers, finally making the Corvette the sports car Chevrolet dreamed it could be.
This stunning Venetian Red Corvette, until recently, was owned by the same collector for over 50 years. The previous owner conducted a correct and highly detailed, frame-off restoration completed just five years ago. Options include the highly desirable 265-cubic-inch Turbo-Fire Special V-8 with two four-barrel carburetors and special high-lift camshaft producing 225 horsepower at 5,200 rpm. The engine is rated at 270 foot-pounds of torque at 3,600 rpm. An optional four-speed manual transmission complements the high-performance engine. Additionally, this Corvette is outfitted with a factory WonderBar radio that is in perfect working order. An owners manual, spare tire, and jack accompany the car, as well.
Correctly restored and nicely optioned, this exceptional 1956 Corvette is ideal for club events, vintage rallies, touring, or exhibition and would be an exciting addition to any collection of American sports cars.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am20.
Classic Car ID101282159
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