1956 Chevrolet Corvette

Lot : 472

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster


Auctioned on SAT, 2021-06-11

Auctioned at The Toronto Spring Classic Car ONLINE Auction 2021


Sold at $ 72,800


Transmission: Manual

Exterior Color: Red

Interior Color:


Location – Blenheim, Ontario
Photos and condition report prepared by CCP Auctions

A very extensive body-off restoration has been performed on this very solid original car from British Columbia. Virtually all components were either rebuilt or replaced during the restoration process and great care was taken ensure that correct part numbers were installed and that the manufacture dates of the parts were appropriate for the date of manufacture of this vehicle. The VIN Number is factory-stamped into the frame and clearly visible. The paint overall is very good, but not necessarily show quality. Imperfections include a paint chip the size of a pea, on the right rear quarter panel (pictured) and a smaller chip on the driver’s side front nose panel adjacent to the grille (also pictured). There is also some minor paint surface texture in some areas. It should also be noted that the glove box lock is missing. The following is a partial list of the vehicle’s components and the work performed:
Production Date – approximately June 26, 1956
Casting Number: 3720991
Casting Date: D96 (April 9, 1956)
Serial Number: 0428199F56GR (225 hp Dual Quad & 3 speed)
Completely Rebuilt

Casting Number: 3731762 Dates D96 and D56
Reconditioned and hardened valve seats installed
(Note: these are very rare and the only ones that are the correct# for ’56 with 2X4 carbs)

EXHAUST MANIFOLDS: Correct Casting #’s 3731557 & 3731558

new coil springs
new A frame shaft kits
new king pin kit
new stabilizer bar kit
NOS wheel bearings inner & outer

REAR SPRINGS: Restored original set
New bushings & spring liner kit

BRAKES: new brake lines
new brake drums
new brake shoes
new wheel cylinders

CHROME & STAINLESS: Chrome – mostly original parts re-plated by United Plating
Stainless – mostly original pieces buffed & polished

UPHOLSTERY: Al Knoch seat upholstery & door panels
CONVERTIBLE TOP: Al Knoch convertible top

GLASS: All new glass with April 1956 date codes

DISTRIBUTOR: Correct dual point # 1110879
Date Code 6E7 (May 7, 1956)
Bench tested and adjusted
New correct ignition wires & shielding

GENERATOR: Correct # 1102043, rebuilt
Date Code 6E4 (May 4, 1956)
Correct deep groove pulley

STARTER: Correct # 1107627, rebuilt
Date Code 6E7 (May 7, 1956)
Solenoid # 1119789

RADIATOR: Correct # 3133689
Cleaned & Tested

TRANSMISSION: Manual 3 speed, rebuilt with new bearings and NOS close ratio gears
Correct main housing casting # 3845122
Correct shifter plate casting # 3731911
Tail shaft casting # 3740860 (original appearance, ’59 part number)
New clutch, clutch fork & throwout bearing
Clutch faceplate re-surfaced

SHOCKS: NOS correct Delco spiral shocks front & rear with new busshings

REAR END: 3:70 ratio, rebuilt, NOS bearings, NOS outer axle bearings & seals

MASTER CYLINDER: Correct casting number 5450233, part number 5454480, re-sleeved stainless steel

WATER PUMP: Correct casting # 3704911, rebuilt with correct deep groove pulley

DASH GAUGES: All correct, all correct, and restored