Some say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it certainly rings true for this custom 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air shorty. The front end maintains the handsome features of a ’56 Bel Air, but it’s shortened body has it looking like a Chihuahua with the head of a Rottweiler. Yet, it isn’t treacherous by any means. In fact, from what we see in the pictures, this Bel Air “Shorty” is a very quality build. We just know some of you will absolutely love it, while others, well, not so much.
This old-school Chevy convertible packs a 350 V8 Stroker engine that breathes through an aluminum intake and a 600 CFM Edelbrock carburetor. The crank is mated to a 400 Turbo Automatic Transmission, while the exhaust is then expelled through a dual exhaust system fitted with Flow Master mufflers.
The build is completed by an aggressively flaked metallic silver paint, and a dashing red interior. To top it off (no pun intended) the car also has a fully-functional convertible top. We can certainly appreciate this road-ready Bel Air, and the 1,200+ hours spent on sheet metal fabrication alone. With that in mind, we think the seller should find a buyer with an offer that is at least somewhat close to the asking price of $48,500 in that niche market.