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1956 Chevrolet Corvette

STOCK# 3337

SOLD!

Soft AND Hard Tops GU Code Car 1 of 111 Produced
VIN E56S004005
Engine 265 ci
Transmission 3-Spd Manual
Mileage 38,547
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Soft AND Hard Tops
GU Code Car 1 of 111 Produced

STK 3246 1956 Chevrolet Corvette

The original Corvette model, the C1, evolved from 1953 through 1962. The first two years were not considered a resounding success. The 'Blue Flame' six- cylinder Corvettes did not sell well. In 1955, Chevrolet fitted the newly developed 265ci 'small-block' V8 into the existing Corvette model. Once again, this was not a resounding success. Chevrolet turned to Zora Duntov for direction in order to save the Corvette model. A completely new body design was developed for the '56 Corvette. It turned out to be one of the most prestigious looks for a sports car of all time. Duntov directed Chevrolet to focus on the 'youth' market and offer performance enhancements as options. The Chevrolet Corvette was reborn as a performance sports car. This award winning 1956 Corvette has competed in many shows and taken National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) ribbons. This roadster may be one of the rarest Corvette models produced in 1956. Chevrolet manufactured just over 3,400 Corvettes in '56 of which only 111 were optioned as 'GU code' performance models. The 'GU' code option included a 265ci motor fitted with a low-profile 2x4 intake manifold, dual Carter 4-barrel carbs and a Duntov inspired 'high lift' camshaft. Output was rated at 240hp – nearly one horsepower per cubic inch. A professional evaluation of casting numbers concluded that virtually all of the engine and drivetrain components of this car are correct for a '56 Corvette 'GU code' car. This 'Mighty Mouse' is backed by a three-speed manual gearbox. Our beautiful Corvette was fully restored in 2006 and has been in the possession of the current owner for 8 years. The Polo White/ Grey insert finish is also very rare in the '56 model. The professional finish is excellent and is accented by factory wheels with elegant spinner hubcaps and 15” Allstate Guardsman bias ply tires. There are two tops furnished with the car – a removable hardtop and a manual folding soft-top. The exterior is beautifully contrasted by a fully restored red vinyl interior. The restoration left no stone unturned and the underside looks as good as the topside. A solid chassis is equipped with manual steering and huge 11” drum brakes. Very, very few of these Corvettes reach the marketplace. If you are interested in a classic C1, inspect this car and decide for yourself if this is the classic Corvette for you. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.

Vehicle Specs

Engine
Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
265 ci
Body
Body Color
Polo White/Grey
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Basic
Year
1956
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
38,547
Interior
Interior Color
Red
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Center Console
No

Options

  • AM/FM RADIO
  • Bucket Seats
  • Front Drum Brakes
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Rear Drum Brakes
  • Vinyl Seats

Disclaimer

AutoBarn Classic Cars is a consignment dealership; therefore, we sell cars that are not new and have surpassed their normal life expectancy. For this reason, the vehicles AutoBarn Classic Cars sells often require greater maintenance and repair. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. Although AutoBarn Classic Cars does perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of information we are provided by the owner. We sell our vehicles AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no warranties expressed, written or implied. Any representations or descriptions are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. All sales are final.

We perform an extensive visual inspection on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore, it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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AutoBarn Classic Cars will make reasonable efforts to disclose any known defects associated with each vehicle prior to the close of the sale at the buyer’s request.

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STOCK# 3337

SOLD!

Soft AND Hard Tops GU Code Car 1 of 111 Produced
VIN E56S004005
Engine 265 ci
Transmission 3-Spd Manual
Mileage 38,547
Call 704-788-2765 Message Us
Autobarn logo

Auto Barn Classic Cars

Classic Cars Sales & Consignment

Contact Details