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    1956 Bel air convertable XXX car

    First off I am new to this forum and new to any type of forum. I am trying to find out information on my convertible. I purchased this as a unfinished project. The previous owner was doing a completed frame off. He was building it to sell at one of the high end auctions. My question is that the car is a XXX on the trim tag for options. It is factory black and is a Power steering, power brake, A/C, Power windows and seat with Continental kit. basically every option for 1956. My question is What is a XXX car. I was told that it could have been a GM executive car but Im not sure. Does anyone know what this car is.

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    Hmmmmm,

    https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98524

    Here's some interesting info too:

    http://vcca.org/forum/ubbthreads.php...rsary_55_Bel_A

    "At a mini convention in Atlanta around 1978 or so a guy showed us actual parts off the 50 millionth car.He had the hood bird,AC ducts and some side trim,all plated gold.I was wary until he showed me the cowl tag Paint-SPEC trim- XXX."
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    Quote Originally Posted by retussf164 View Post
    First off I am new to this forum and new to any type of forum.
    Welcome aboard!


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    Welcome to TriFiveChevys.com, Mel! Sounds like you have a special order car there. I ran into one (a '55) many years ago that was special ordered with nonstandard options by the brother-in-law of a Chevy dealer. It was for me 'the one that got away'. I couldn't come look at it until Friday after I got off work and got there just in time to see money change hands and the car being loaded into an enclosed trailer 'to be restored for a private collector'.

    Wish you all the best with your '56 convertible. Had a buddy in high school who had one and we had lots of good times in that car (a real chick magnet back in '65).

    Happy Motoring,

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    welcome to the site Mel ,


    Sounds like you might have a neat Car, Please post pictures so we can help you out .

    Thanks Sid

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    XXX car a moonshine runner or porn stars car.

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    Must be one of those mystery '56 cars with a 4 speed and BBC.

    Looks like it's considered a "special order", whatever that means. Maybe it was some custom paint combo, trim combo, or something like that.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

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    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    hi Mel and welcome. good to have you here.
    ARMY NAM VET, very proud!

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    Could be a special order deal but even that could be something that doesn't appear on the car. I've seen quite a few posts about strange cowl tag markings that apparently didn't mean anything.

    And, the most important thing, the "XXX" doesn't give you any clue at all at what may have been special, unless there's something on the car itself that leads you to think something. With it torn down, frame off, anything special may already be gone. Remember that the cowl tag only notes the paint, interior, and glass - doesn't say anything about special options (RPOs).

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