National Geographic : 1955 Dec
The new Bel Air Sport Sedan (one of two new 4-door hardtops)shown on the Pikes Peak road where Chevrolet broke the record. Nothing without wings climbs like a '56 Chevrolet! Aim this new Chevrolet up a steep grade-and you'll see why it's the Pikes Peak record breaker. Ever level off a mountain with your foot? Just point this new '56 Chevy uphill and ease down on the gas. In the merest fraction of a second you sense that big bore V8 lengthening out its stride. And up you go with a silken rush of power that makes a mountain seem as flat as a roadmap! For nothing without wings climbs like a '56 Chevrolet! This is the car, you know, that broke the Pikes Peak rec ord. The car that proved its fired-up performance, cat-sure cornering ability and nailed-down stability on the rugged, twisting Pikes Peak road. And all these qualities mean more driving safety and pleasure for you. THE HOT ONES EVEN HOTTER You'll see that when you drive the new Chevrolet. You've 19 frisky new models to choose from, with new higher horsepower-ranging up to a top of 205! Borrow the key to one at your Chev rolet dealer's.... Chevrolet Division of General Motors, Detroit 2, Michigan.