Classifind Cut: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon Street Machine – Sold?

Jan 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

February 23, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

If you want to reduce the weight of your street machine while giving your ride a very distinct look, arguably the most extreme thing to do is section your car into a “Shorty” such as this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air originally listed in January 2021 on Craigslist n Knoxville, Tennessee for $22,500. With few details provided, it’s safe to assume this car started life as a four-door station wagon that subsequently had approximately three feet of the back seat and rear door area removed. Combine the radically shortened chassis with the removal of the heavy front bumper that could provide some ballast likely makes the wheelie bars already installed a requirement every time you floor the gas pedal.

Comparing the asking price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a stock example confirms the private seller has their Shorty priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $18,000 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $25,800.

While the color, Weld-type wheels, and interior trim have us thinking this is an older build, based on the pictures provided it appears to a high-quality section and paint job. 

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“1956 Chevy wagon shorty. 350 350 turbo, wheelie bars. Drive anywhere no problem. Ray

Show or go: what would you do with this Bel Air Shorty?  Comment below and let us know!


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