1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

The Vault presented by Hagerty®

Chevrolet was at the bottom of the General Motors hierarchy that consisted of Cadillac at the top, Buick, also built Pontiac, and then Chevrolet at the very bottom. But even in 1955 Chevrolet got as much chrome and as many two-tone paint options as almost any other car in the General Motors lineup. At that time, Americans were being conditioned to desire longer, lower, wider vehicles of ever-increasing power and ever-increasing ease of driving.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum