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1956 Chevrolet Belair Custom

Classic Facts

7,300 original miles... Dual stage repaint in Burgundy Metallic and still carries the 1963 tuck and roll Naugahyde Black interior installed when completed... Historic vintage build condition...

Just arrived, beautiful 1963 custom built in George Barris' shop by a 21 year old protege, Marv Ringheim. Marv had already several customs under his belt, and asked to work for George and build this car with his guidance and help. The last owner met George at a show before his passing. He remembered the car and Marv. Signed a 1996 Georgia restoration and the passenger sunvisor.

This hardtop started its life as a drag car. Some period correct drag suspension parts are still mounted on the chassis. This explains the very low miles. When the last owner purchased the car in 2010, it had 3,100 original miles. He has driven it 4,200 miles touring shows in the southeastern USA. Completely rust free.

Own a piece of history and drive it anywhere...

Excellent new dual stage repaint in Burgundy Metallic. Originally painted Purple after completing, was changed to Burgundy Metallic sometime before the 1977 magazine feature. Last owner had a show quality repaint completed in 2011. Still carries the 1963 tuck & roll Naugahyde Black interior installed when completed. Original chrome and soft trim.

Original dash, vintage tuck and roll panels, carpet & headliner.

This car originally had a 265 V-8 with dual quads. At some point it was upgraded to a 327/350HP Corvette V-8 and Stromberg six pack carbs. Floor shift automatic and dual exhaust. Lake pipes were added somewhere between 1977 and 2010.

Wired for radio with speakers, bit none installed. We can add one if wanted.

Newer chrome wheels and vintage look wide whitewall tires.

Featured in January 1963 Car Craft magazine covering custom cars. Selected as one of the top ten builds of the year and again featured in February 1963.

Featured in the 1963 Hot Rod Custom Car Yearbook - hardback. Magazine copies and hardback book included with the purchase.


  • Original rust free drag car completed as custom at Barris in 1963.
  • Excellent new dual stage repaint in Burgundy Metallic
  • Custom tuck & roll Black Naugahyde interior circa 1963
  • 1963 custom door panels, carpet, & headliner
  • Door and trunk popper
  • Shaved door handles
  • Original dash & gauges  – factory clock
  • New or replated original chrome & stainless
  • Rebuilt 327/350HP V-8 -six pack carbs
  • Floor shift automatic transmission
  • Aluminum radiator & chromed engine compartment
  • Chrome wheels and newer wide whitewall tires