FRESH RESTO, 355 V8, 4 SPD, FRNT PWR DISCS, PWR STEER, COOL/CLEAN, LOTS CUSTOM!
Tall, flashy, and exceptionally fast – gassers are a cool unique era in custom classics that command attention simply because they tower over the other cars at the shows, literally. You don't see these often, especially done like this. But when you want to be recognized even in a crowd of standouts, then you need a nicely restored gasser made from an icon like this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
The paint has only about 900 miles on it since restoration... and that's the exact first impression this Chevy gives. The slick Inferno Red was applied over the exterior with a professional hand and enough clearcoat to grab attention from across the show field. But it's not just an investment in paint and body that has you attracted to this coupe, but also the way it nicely represents the gasser culture. After all, these were all about shedding weight and transferring force to the rear wheels. So it correctly has the front bumper removed, and in its place, chromed welded camshafts that are lighter and look soooo much cooler. With the high solid axle installed you get to show the world whole header package and bright exhaust cutouts. The profile keeps plenty of the original Bel Air flair with the iconic brightwork looking like it received attention during restoration, including the sweeping side trim. But now there's also no denying its performance heart with items like the air grabber protruding from the hood and even the custom graphics that announce this '57 is a "Fuelish Pleasure."
Inside is more of that premium feel with the gasser's edge. It starts with an exceptionally fresh interior finished in peal white. The bench seats carry a hint of tuck-n-roll that's repeated on all the side panels, and even the floor mats, for a very cool and uniform presentation. Plus, the red accents on the doors, carpeting, and dash match the exterior for an overall thoughtful build. Gassers are very custom machines, and this one lives up to that heritage quite nicely. You see it in period-correct upgrades like the Moon sweeping tach, B&M shifter, and stylized '58 Impala steering wheel. Plus, there are some nice modern upgrades like the SunPro auxiliary gauges, and an AM/FM/CD/AUX deck that connects to a premium subwoofer stereo system. But even with all this great audio inside the car, we know your favorite soundtrack starts under the hood.
Just like the rest of the car, the engine bay is built for both show, and go, during the restoration 900 miles ago. You'll love showcasing the shine on just about every component. Plus the etching on the air grabber, valve covers, oil cap, all match the painted engine bay... and it all matches the bold Red Firemist exterior. Beyond the style of this V8 is the substance of a small block 350 that's been bored out to 355. And, go-fast goodies have been added, including a large QFT four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock hi-rise intake, Mallory electronic ignition, Corvette-style double-hump heads, and performance headers. You've already seen how great that last feature looks through the wheel wells, but what you might not notice, is that the full dual exhaust exits out the rear. This gives the Cherry Bombs and straight pipes plenty of time to create a nice roar, or you can just open the cutout covers for the ultimate experience. But don't just enjoy the sound; see its journey in the undercarriage photos. There you'll see more restoration investments in everything from aesthetics like the color-matched oil pan, to helpful features...like the front disc brakes. The total package said to produce 425 hp, and making sure that all this power gets to the ground properly is the control of the Muncie four-speed manual transmission.
This is the complete gasser package that grabs attention everywhere, from the Sunday show, to the dragstrip. And with less than 1,000 miles since the restoration, we know this iconic classic will be rumbling its way out of our showroom soon. Call now!!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Springs & Coilovers
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
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