VERY ORIGINAL & SOLID 150, SAME FAMILY OWNED FOR NEARLY IT'S WHOLE LIFE, 6CYL
This is the car in so many of those faded family photos from the late 50s. It was a different time. It was a simpler time. There was prosperity and stability. People were buying cars, sometimes two for a family! The interstate highway system was just beginning to be built, and people started traveling more.
This is a bit of a time capsule car. It served a family well, and was cared for like one of its members. Chrome bumpers and rockets on the hood make it easy to tell what era this car is from. The rockets hint at the national interest in space and the start of the space race between the U.S. and Russia in the year this car was built. The polished metal side moldings look space age too, and carry the theme back to chrome edged tail fins. Basic black paint makes the red white and blue Chevrolet badging on the grill and the trunk look oh so right. White wall tires and hub caps help make this car look like the one so many people grew up with. The one in the picture.
With lots of room everywhere, this is a car for friends. A club event, the mountains, the beach, anywhere you choose. An automatic transmission is a nice feature on this car and the split bench seat in the front means that your partner can slide over close to you while you drive. This car has a look and feel that really takes you back to 1957. The upholstery is a nice two-tone treatment of black and a pattern that is carries through on both the seats and the door panels for a unique look. The dash is painted a combination of silver and black and you can see where Grandpa used to hold onto the steering wheel as he drove it. You can even still see the "Safety Flo" markings in the window glass. The trunk is huge, so you can bring any necessary items with you for the trip.
The drivetrain in this car is the original Blue Flame 6-cylinder engine. Open the hood and take a peek, it's nice and simple. 6 spark plugs that are easy to get to, a long valve cover with Chevrolet embossed in it, and a round air cleaner feeding air to the carburetor. Chevy had already switched to a modern, 12-volt electrical systems back in 1955, so you get the benefits of easier starting and better performance in this car from that advance. Normal engine compartment maintenance on this car has included replacing the battery, installing a Delco Remy alternator, and replacing the radiator along the way. The front suspension is a control arm setup with coil springs, while the rear suspension is leaf springs with a solid axle, and drum brakes all around complete the picture.
This is an honest 1957 Chevy 150 that served its family well. Could the next phase of its life be with your family? Come on down and find out.
- Bias Ply Tires
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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