1957 Chevrolet Bel Air - Hardtop
If you like the tri five style the way it was originally then this is a car you need to check out. Custom hot rodded classics are cool but when one was restored to the original style it sure gets a lot of attention. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop is one of those original style cars that really shows off the type of unique classy designs that went into these cars. It was fully body off restored with every component gone through and either repaired or .....
replaced with new. The body is in great condition and the floors in the front were replaced. The car has 66,060 miles on the odometer with only 500 of those begin after the restoration. This is just enough to break it in and work out the kinks while still maintaining the condition of a fresh restoration. The beautiful Matador Red 2 stage paint has a very clean finish and is the perfect combo for the white on those vintage fins. The chrome/stainless work is extremely well done and boy does this car have a lot of it. All of this was replaced with new condition with the rebuild. The glass is also all new throughout and has a slight black tint for those sunny days. The car has a great stance and rides on a set of Red steel wheels with original style hubcaps.
Powering up this classic is a completely rebuilt 283 V8 motor that runs very well. It was bored 40 over and fitted with a mild cam. Topping it off is a 4 barrel Edlebrock 650 cfm carburetor that is tuned in for a nice smooth idle. New headers were added as was an all new exhaust system. The chrome work under the hood has been kept to a minimum to maintain a vintage look. The only major exception is the chrome circle air cleaner. Backing up this motor is a 700R4 transmission that sends power back to the original rear end with 3:05 gears. The car rolls down the road very smoothly which is in part to the completely rebuilt front suspension and all new body bushings. A power steering system was added along with the new 600 Borgeson steering box. The electrical system on the car is also all top notch with the brand new wiring harness. The car does have power steering and the front brakes have been converted to disc.
Moving on to the interior you will see the restoration was just as well done. The dash and marbled style upholstery work has that original look that will transport you back to the 50's. The Red and Black vinyl/cloth combo looks great on the bench seats and is all in excellent condition. A few additions were made to the interior for more comfortable driving which includes the tilt steering column, B&M Floor shifter, and AM/FM/MP3 player. A Vintage AC/Heat system was also added but was set up to use the factory controls. All of the interior trim work is just as nice as what is on the exterior and all of the correct knobs/switches/gauges are in place. The trunk is finished out as well with nice Red carpeting.
This is one cool classic Chevy that would make a great addition to your garage. These cars are one of the most widely recognized classics out there and are a must have to complete any collection!
This clean '57 could be yours for only $48,250.00!