The Chevy 150 Sedan Delivery was the economy workhorse of the 1956 150/210/Bel-Air line. The 150 was the base model, typically equipped with few options, and the most basic of equipment. Essentially a station wagon with only two doors and solid bodywork aft of the B-pillars, the Sedan Delivery was phased out beginning in the 1960s, when it was replaced by cargo vans.
Our feature 1956 Chevy 150 Sedan Delivery has been transformed into a slick hot rod, finished in a glossy black paint job that appears to have had considerable prep and skillful application. The chrome bumpers and trim look to have been refinished, and the stainless is all well-polished. The suspension has been lowered, with the rear of the 150 a bit higher than the front, for the requisite aggressive appearance. Brilliant five-spoke wheels are shod in low-profile radial rubber. Classic hot rod “Blue Dots” have been fitted in the tail lights.
The interior of the Chevy 150 Sedan Delivery is a handsome contrast of a black painted dash, black steering wheel, and black carpet, offset by bright red seats and upholstery. Again, all the chrome and stainless just gleams. Gauges have crystal clear lenses and sharp faces. Auxiliary gauges have been fitted beneath the dash, and Vintage Air controls have taken the place of the factory equipment. The 150 is equipped with power steering, power brakes with front discs, AM/FM/cassette, and a Kenwood CD changer.
Originally available with a 235 cubic-inch Blue Flame inline six cylinder, or one of three 265 cubic-inch Small Block V8s ranging from 170 to 225 horsepower, with a three-speed manual, three-speed manual with overdrive, or a two-speed Powerglide automatic. This 1956 Chevy 150 Sedan Delivery is now propelled by a blueprinted 383 cube crate engine backed by an automatic transmission. No mention is made of which carb feeds the 383 stroker, but an Edelbrock intake manifold is visible. A polished billet serpentine belt drive system has been fitted. A heavy-duty aluminum radiator, electric fan, and transmission cooler help keep temps where they need to be. The finned aluminum valve covers have been highlighted with the same shade of bright orange as the engine block. Spent gasses exit through free-flow exhaust manifolds and Magnaflow mufflers.
This slick Chevy 150 Sedan Delivery will cross the auction block at the Mecum Auctions Chicago sale happening October 21st-23rd.