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Username Post: Gold series chrome question        (Topic#354362)
56KIE 
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12-13-18 11:41 AM - Post#2754378    

can anyone tell me if they made a gold chrome set for a 56 Chevy, instrument & speaker bezel?

I found one and was wondering if it could be original or did someone just rechromed it gold.





 
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chevyman57B.C. 
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12-14-18 06:50 AM - Post#2754466    
    In response to 56KIE

I don't think so never heard anything except 1955 they made a few gold cars.
Larry



 
56KIE 
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12-14-18 09:27 AM - Post#2754491    
    In response to chevyman57B.C.

is a 55 not the same as a 56?
maybe it was from a 55.

do you know which parts were gold for that set.
i have the instrument bezel, with the bottom cover & steering column cover & the speaker bezel



 
Jalapeno 
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12-19-18 03:42 PM - Post#2755041    
    In response to 56KIE

There were no gold chrome dash parts in 55-56 except the script on the speaker bezel.

There was one special 55 hardtop produced as the 50 millionth GM vehicle. All the parts on that car that were normally chrome were gold plated. There were also a number of 55 4 door sedans painted gold (I have heard it was about 5,000) but these did not have gold plated trim inside or out.

Sounds like a custom touch by a previous owner.

Jalapeno


 
56KIE 
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12-20-18 08:41 AM - Post#2755115    
    In response to Jalapeno

I was just reading another post on this forum "where is the 50 millionth gold chevy" & this was one of the posts.
It indicates they may have had gold trim inside the car,not sure if it is true or not.

Pachevyman, besides the very special one-off sport coupe with all the gold goodies, Chevy produced 5,000 Bel Air 4 door sedans with gold paint and gold interior trim (but other wise the same as all other BA 4 dr sedans).





 
56KIE 
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12-24-18 07:38 AM - Post#2755457    
    In response to 56KIE

Here is a picture of the gold pieces.

Attachment: s-l140.jpg (3.88 KB) 19 View(s)






 
Jalapeno 
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12-26-18 10:16 PM - Post#2755653    
    In response to 56KIE

Thanks for the pic. They were gold plated by a previous owner, not GM.

Jalapeno


 
56KIE 
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12-27-18 08:00 AM - Post#2755674    
    In response to Jalapeno

Thanks to all for the info, now I know.
I still think they will look good in my 56 Nomad.



 
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