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Prince of BelAir – 1956 Chevy Wagon

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"Mobbed" 1956 Chevrolet BelAir Wagon

Rolling onto the scene with the flair of a classic rockstar, this wicked 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon stole the show on the epic finale of “Detroit Steel” on the HISTORY Channel, cranked up the fun at the Hot Rod Power Tour 2022, and was sold at the Barrett- Jackson Scottsdale auction in 2023. Revived from the dead by the wizards at Mobsteel, this bad boy packs a punch with a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine that’s hungrier for action than a kid at a candy store.

Strapped with an All-American Billet serpentine pulley kit, this ride rocks a 4-speed 4L80E automatic transmission – because who needs anything less than a four-speed thrill? But that’s not all, folks! Brace yourself for some street-grip madness, courtesy of the upgraded RideTech suspension. A-arm tubular control arms and coilover adjustable shocks strut their stuff, promising high performance handling and a ride so smooth it’ll make you question if you’re gliding on air.

This wagon isn’t just about looks; it’s got the guts to prove it. Slippery streets don’t stand a chance against the QuickTime Performance 9-inch posi-traction rear end with a 3.73 gear ratio – talk about a rearview mirror full of confidence. And when it’s time to slam the brakes on all the haters, Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners ensure you come to a stop faster than you can say “full throttle.”

But wait, there’s more! The Ididit tilt steering column swoops in to make your ride comfier than your favorite pajamas. This baby’s got a Holley Performance fuel delivery system, guaranteeing your gas tank stays as full as your playlist. And those wheels? Oh, baby! A combo of 18-inch and 20-inch Detroit Steel Wheel Co. rims, dressed in Diamond Back classic red line tires, add the perfect dash of vintage cool.

While the outside keeps it classic, the inside is a whole new world. Imagine cruising in comfort on a one-piece all-steel floor, surrounded by all-new premium glass. The red interior screams custom, with a Dakota Digital dash ensuring you’ve got all the info at your fingertips. And when things heat up, the Vintage Air system steps in to keep your cool factor intact.

But what about the beats? Fear not, music mavens! This ride boasts a RetroSound radio belting out tunes through Pioneer speakers, turning every drive into a jam session. And for those rainy days, the RainGear electric wiper conversion has got you covered – literally.

This isn’t just a car; it’s a time-traveling party machine. With the vibes of yesteryear and the tech of tomorrow, it strutted its stuff on the TEDx Detroit 2022 stage like the headliner it was born to be. So buckle up, because this custom Bel Air Wagon isn’t just turning heads; it’s breaking necks and stealing hearts wherever it goes.

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