General Motors designer Harley Earl is credited with convincing GM to build a two-seat sports car for the American market.

Launched in 1953, the resulting Chevrolet Corvette quickly earned the mantle of “America’s Sports Car” and the model is still produced today.

1956 was the second year of production for the V8 models and the cars featured a new body style, improved convertible top, real glass roll up windows and an optional hardtop.

The engine displacement was 265 cubic inches and only 3,467 examples were built, making this the 3rd lowest volume year in Corvette’s long history.


This is an exceptional vehicle.

The car offered here is a beautiful and rare numbers matching example of an early C1 Corvette.

Full restoration just completed including all new paint, chrome, carpet, exhaust system, gaskets, brakes and front-end suspension.

Finished in new factory correct Venetian Red with White cove, it has its original matching red hard top and a Haartz black cloth soft top.

The factory 265ci (210 HP) engine is fresh and mated to the original 3 speed manual Muncie transmission.

The car retains all its original features including, waffle pattern upholstery including door cards and a glorious 1956 dash and instrument cluster.

As with all correct 1956 Corvettes, the twin tailpipes exit through the rear chrome bumper.

This vehicle is a rolling work of art with its space-age design. 1956 Corvettes are very hard to find, especially in this condition.

An absolute joy to drive.



BODY:  Convertible

ENGINE:  V8 – 265 Cubic Inch Rocket

FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM:  Single 4 Barrell Carburetor

TRANSMISSION:  3 Speed Manual Muncie


PAINT:  Venetian Red with White Cove

TRIM:  Red Vinyl – Waffle Pattern

VIN:  E56S004349

MILEAGE:  67,197

CONDITION:  Immaculate, Fully Restored