Black with Red Trim 1956 Corvette Convertible -view from driver's side

1956 Corvette Convertible
in Black with Red Trim & Interior

The black Corvette convertible of 1956 was something of a hit the third year after Chevrolet made the first one in 1953. You can still see the occasional vintage black with red trim and interior Corvette from '56 for sale, but they can run up to $88,000 or more.

Only 300 were made in 1953, and all were in polo white with a black convertible top, and a red interior. The Corvette has gone through many changes in the years since then, but the models of the 1950s were the first Sports models ever, and therefore quickly noticed and remembered!

Because they were pampered - and usually not used for ordinary, every day use, the Corvettes have endured fairly well and become a great collector's car - often by the same men who bought them in the 1950s, and now collect them in their retirement years.

More Collector Triva

Just how richly priced are such collector Corvettes? Well, one from 1955 sold for $113,000. Another Corvette, nicknamed "Fuelie" from 1957, sold for $129,200. There was one called Z06 or "Big Tank" in 1963, that went to $209,700.

But then the prices began to climb! A 1953 Corvette sold for $300,000, and the L88 of 1969 went for $478,000, and a 1967 L-88 was a $1 million catch for someone well-off. Then, a 1969 ZL1 went up to $1,400,000! But wait, the prize has to go to a 1963 Grand Sport that sold for some vague number between 6 to 8 million! (See › features › the-most- valuable-corvettes-ever)

Back to This Model

My brother Tom had not only this black and red model of 1956, but a maroon red with white from 1957. (See that one nearby). This is a 1:24 scale model made by Welly.

It is harder to find other models like this. Some models by the Franklin Mint are for sale on eBay, but none in black and red, and those are not all in 1:24 scale. That may mean that the collectors have gathered up most of the available models already.

Do you notice that the decor on the red swoosh along the side, and also on the trunk lid indicate that this model had a Fuel Injection motor? I understand that only a limited number of Corvettes were made with this feature.

Unboxed but in Excellent Condition.

Price: $10.00 ~ in Stock: 1

9.6 oz X 18 cm long X 7.5 cm wide X 5 cm. high

Black-Red-Trim 1956 Corvette Convertible with doors open, and hood up
Black with Red Trim 1956 Corvette Convertible - front view and California plates
Black with Red trim 1956 Corvette Converitble - rear and interior view, plus California plates
Black with Red Trim 1956 Corvette Convertible  - above and back view

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