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That is an old Vette!

From what I have seen, they have all been orange.

Welcome to the forum! Are you restoring the 56 or just doing the engine? Do you have any pictures?
 

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Awesome! Can't wait to see it.
 

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1956 Corvette engines were painted red. Engine colour changed to orange at the end of the '56 production year. Only the last 100 (or so) cars had engines painted orange.

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1956 Corvette engines were painted red. Engine colour changed to orange at the end of the '56 production year. Only the last 100 (or so) cars had engines painted orange.

Pierre

That is Crazy! Thank you for the correction! So it could almost be either color then depending when it was built?
 

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That is Crazy! Thank you for the correction! So it could almost be either color then depending when it was built?

Riley,
That is correct. My '56 is a late August car and engine is painted red. As per the NCRS Technical and Judging guide, only the last few weeks of production cars had the engines painted orange.

Pierre
 

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