NEW DUSK PEARL PAINT, NEW 350 CRATE MOTOR AND TH350 TRANS, VINTAGE A/C & HEAT
If you were to take a '57 Chevy and bring it up to date for safety and reliability, but leave the original character alone, you'd get something very much like this lovely Dusk Pearl 210. It's still got a small block V8 with a good old 4-barrel carburetor, those classic lines, and a stylish interior, but it's every so much more fast, comfortable, and safe than it was when it was new. And isn't that the whole point of a resto-mod?
Code 821 Dusk Pearl is a really underrated color, and it's perfectly appropriate on a '57 Chevy, making a great contrast with all the more common colors you see. With this resto-mod, it's the perfect way to keep a low profile and not attract attention, although an old car that looks this good will hardly be able to stay under the radar for long. They clearly took their time on this one, getting the old sheetmetal to fit just so before spraying any paint, and it really shows. The paint offers just the right shine and a vintage level of metallic, so it looks right, and the single-color paint job helps the brightwork really stand out without distractions. Of note, this one wears only the 210 trim, not the upgraded Bel Air inserts, plus lots of polished stainless steel, and the bumpers have been recently re-chromed.
The fully reupholstered interior is another great place where old and new live together happily. The original bench seats have been covered in comfortable, durable fabric from Danchuck that accurately replicates the factory look and offers a clean, sedate place to do some business. More than a passing nod was paid to the original patterns, so it looks right, complete with handsome two-tone door panels. Painted silver trim livens up the dashboard, and the matching OEM steering wheel adds a touch of natural warmth to the otherwise no-frills interior. It's got both clock and radio delete, with a proper block-off plate in the center of the dash, and A/C was neatly integrated underneath to give it a period-correct look. Lots of hush mat was used throughout the interior to keep it cool and quiet and the factory gauges look great. In the trunk you'll find a reproduction rubber mat, a full-sized spare tire, and exactly zero rust anywhere.
The small block V8 under the hood is a crate 350 with more than 300 horsepower, but it looks quite correct. The block is still dressed in Chevy Orange and with simple stamped steel rocker covers it looks like 1957. But in the interest of keeping the car up to contemporary performance standards, it now wears an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and 327 intake, as well as a snarky dual exhaust system with a nice mellow tone. A big aluminum radiator keeps it cool without issues, all the wiring is new, and a dual reservoir master cylinder feeds a set of front disc brakes, which are a critical safety feature. A TH350 3-speed automatic replaces the PowerGlide, but still spins the original GM 55P rear end with 3.55 gears inside, so it cruises easily. The suspension was rebuilt and things like the fuel lines, brake lines, and gas tank are brand new to ensure reliability. 17-inch REV wheels emulate the classic Torque Thrust and wear 235/55/17 performance radials.
A clean, functional, highly road-worthy '57 should be on everyone's wish list, and if you like to drive, this one is an outstanding choice. Call today!
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