When it comes to playfulness in automobile styling, precious few can rival a tri-five Chevrolet. Behold the large jet plane hood ornament, the fan-shaped dashboard, mirrored on the passenger side with Bel Air lettering and clock. And just look at those chrome plated taillight housings with their pointed lights… would you have known that the one on the driver’s side folds down to reveal the filler cap? What we’ve got here is a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, and a celebrity-owned one at that. Georgios Papandreou, former Greek prime minister, is among the previous owners of this beauty, which according to the consignor was subjected to a thorough overhaul in 2004, using original spare parts from the US. Since then, the car was only driven in fair weather, so the two-tone red/white paintjob as well as the colour-keyed leather interior both display very favourably indeed. The Bel Air has a well-kept black convertible top and runs on white sidewall tyres with chromed hubcaps, chiming in with the colour composition of black, white, red and silver that this Chevy is all about. The straight 6-cylinder unit – with 3.9 litres of capacity not exactly a tiddler, even though it does look a bit lost in its massive compartment designed to encompass much larger engines – is said to run very smooth. The Bel Air comes with historic plates and valid technical approval until 01/2018.