Older restoration but still very presentable and completely rust free , with a date correct 265cid ‘Turbo Fire’ V8 engine with casting # 3720991 and assembly suffix stamp 0529520F56F matched to a 3-speed manual transmission. The car is finished in the very striking 1956 Corvette date correct ‘Cascade Green with White Coves’ with a matching ‘Beige & Cascade Green Metal dash’ interior and Beige convertible soft top. All new chrome and exterior bright work, stainless and body emblems and newer body weather stripping. Straight and beautiful body with fiberglass in exceptional condition with no signs of any repairs.
The car has matching Beige seats with the seat covers, door panels and metal pad all in very good condition including new Daytona carpet. The car has a factory 3 speed transmission and shifter, factory gauges, Deluxe heater & defroster, and a period correct Chevy radio. It has factory wheels and hubcaps on correct bias ply Whitewall tires. The floor boards, trunk are completely solid and the frame and undercarriage is rust-free and the car has had no signs of any accidents – obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new from the looks of it!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of an always garaged and beautiful older restoration of a rare 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, one of only 3,467 built, in very fine condition throughout! This is a highly desirable and collectible year and generation of one of the outstanding GM designs of the fifties, the 1956 Corvette was a completely new look for the line when introduced. While still based on the original Corvette’s design, the outward appearance took a giant leap forward, as did the performance. All Corvette’s now came standard with V8 power, and optional power up to 240HP with dual four-barrel carburetors available for the first time finally created a true American sports car.