I purchased my 1956 Chevrolet 210 sedan in April 1981 and sold it in November 1984. The car was originally from British Columbia, Canada and came to Ontario, Canada in the 1970's. British Columbia's kind weather to cars is what saved my 56 from the rust demon. The car was solid and original in all the usual rust spots for these cars. I did all the required mechanical work early on and then painted it white in 1982 and then added the red in 1983. I have always been an original accessory junkie with all my cars and this car was no exception. The car had a beautiful great running 235 in line six cylinder motor, so all I did there was rebuild the carb, do a compete tune up and all the detail work. The 56 came with a three speed stick on the tree and no power accessories. I drove and showed the 56 a lot and picked up a number of awards along the way. I decided in late 1984 that I wanted an original 57 Chev Bel Air hardtop, so I sold the 56 and bought a 57 shortly after. I have great memories of my 56 Chevy and yes I really do miss that classy old gal. Cheers.
Mario on Dec 29, 2020 said:
Great pictures of you 56 George! I always had a soft spot for the 56 Chevy. I took my road test in my Aunt's 56 Chevy and passed first time in 1964. I was high on the hog, as they say! I loved the sneaky way of adding gas to the 56 too. I pumped gas at a gas station for the summer and had to know all the tricks on different cars. Love your pictures. Is the blue the original color before painting it white? I like all your add-ons too. Cheers, Mario[Reply to this comment]