OLDER RESTO THAT'S HELD UP VERY WELL, 283 CI V8, 4BBL, AUTO, CONTINENTAL KIT!!
The 1957 Chevy is as popular today as ever, and they won't be getting more affordable in the future, so if you've been looking, perhaps this gorgeous blue hardtop will appeal to you. With traditional mods and a great cool look that's a treat for the eyes, this original Fuelie has just the right blend of performance and pedigree to be a winner.
Looking this bright blue hardtop over, it's hard to believe that the paint is 20 years old; it looks closer to two years old! You can scan through our inventory of 1957 Chevys and this blue car stands out simply because it's not red, but to be honest, that's really doing this car a disservice. The bodywork is in good shape and the paint shines up very nicely, erasing the years easily and making for a very attractive car from any angle. The choice of a single color and Bel Air trim makes it look sleek, and the 'Fuel Injection' badges on the front fenders aren't there simply because the builder thought they were pretty (we'll talk more about the engine in a bit). Chrome is always important on a '57 Chevy, and while it was also refinished back in the '90s, it's pretty nice today. A continental kit out back adds a certain upscale flair to the familiar '57 shape and it, too, shows off excellent chrome and brightly polished stainless trim.
Aside from the big wood-rimmed steering wheel, the interior looks quite stock, including the funk and attractive two-tone upholstery. The combination of colors and textures works wonderfully here, offering a wonderful 1950s look that will never go out of fashion. The carpets are in good shape, although they may show some light fading due to age, but nobody will complain. All the factory gauges are functioning and show off crisp markings and clear lenses, and while it's not everyone's cup of tea, that wood-rimmed wheel is attractive on its own. The radio has been removed, but that means it's ready for whatever system you'd like to have and the headliner is in good order. Pull the continental spare out of the way and open the trunk, and you'll find a correctly finished trunk with a reproduction rubber mat and good bodywork.
The 283 cubic inch V8 was originally fuel injected from the factory, and all those parts are included with the car if you'd like to take it back to stock form. But I'm guessing that after you drive this car the way it sits, you'll fall in love and it'll become a lot less important. Right now, there's an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, a solid lifter camshaft, and finned aluminum valve covers to give it a bit more oomph off the line and a period high performance look. Chevy Orange on the block stands out against the black engine bay and still looks great after all these years. You'll also find a correct generator with built-in power steering pump, a very welcome option on a '57 like this. The 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission shifts properly thanks to a rebuild in May 2014 and there's a new fuel pump and fresh battery, both of which were installed in April 2014. Fresh 215/70/14 blackwall radials were installed at the same time, wrapping around period Boyd Coddington wheels that suit this blue Chevy just fine.
A really nice older restoration, this is a wonderful driver-grade Bel Air that runs superbly and looks awesome. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Power Steering
- Restoration Photos
- Build Receipts
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