1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 112
  • VIN: IAE56S001069
  • Color: venetian red/shoreline beige
  • Engine size: 265
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3 speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Norwalk, Iowa, United States


This 1956 Corvette just finished a 3-year body off restoration. Rebuilt with a period correct 225 HP 265 engine, 3-speed transmission, and includes the rare, early 1956 heads, intake, and carbs. Most everything on this car was rebuilt or replaced, striving to keep it as original as possible (the radio speaker is missing). It is believed that this car has been in the Des Moines, Iowa, area its whole life. Its history includes racing at the Des Moines Drag Way during the 1960s. It was called the "Mighty Mouse" since it raced against cars with bigger engines. In 1967, when the drag way closed, the car was dismantled with the intent to be restored. However, it remained in pieces until I purchased the car in 2012. I preformed a complete frame up restoration which was finished in 2015. During the summer of 2015 my wife and I entered the car in five local car shows.
Show Class Award
Warren Co. Corvette show (Indianola, IA) C1 (1953-1962) First
Mark Twain Corvette show (Hannibal, Mo) C1 (1953 1962) First
Class Car Show (Clear Lake, IA) C1/C2 (1953-1982) First
Madrid Car Show (Madrid, IA) C1 (1953 1962) First
Gladbrook Classic Car Show (Gladbrook, IA) No Class Top 15
Rides and drives great. No disappointments. Inspection encouraged.
On the title, vin IA has been added because of title being reissued by the state of Iowa.
Correct hard top, with original glass, date coded September 1955 (no stainless on front of top).
Mileage may change. Car doesn't leave until all funds clear. Will assist with arrangements for shipping.
This car is indeed a piece of history...a true survivor of the good old days!!!
Come see this car at "Back to the 50's" in St. Paul, MN on June 16-19, 2016. Serious inquiries only may call Bill at 515-779-4700.