BIG BLOCK 454 V8, AUTO, DUALS, POWER FRONT DISCS/STEERING, READY TO CRUISE!!!
The 1957 Chevrolet marked the end of the famed Tri-Five series. Over the past 60 years, these cars have remained highly-collectible, and the "57 Bel Air isthe most sought-after of all. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop is a great car for the hardcore collector looking to take it to the next level or the casual enthusiast looking for a really fun daily driver.
The classic body design of this legendary automobile is timeless. It's still as attractive now as it was back then. The Sport Coupe is, of course, the two-door hardtop version of the 1957 Bel Air and arguably the most-coveted "shoebox" to roll off the showroom. As you survey the craftsmanship of days gone by, you'll be thoroughly impressed when you see just how solid the body is on this vehicle. Granted, you may see a scratch here or imperfection there; minor wear and tear from six decades of enjoyment. But you will be more than a little relieved to see that there are no major rust issues, no noticeable dents, and the doors open and close very well. The bumpers and side trim are all in decent condition, as is the ornamental chrome. And those fins! Has there ever been a more recognizable feature on any car than the fins of a '57 Chevy? It shines well, but there are a few small areas where it is starting to lose a little luster. Adding to the overall beauty of the car is a nice set of B.F. Goodrich radials mounted on custom wheels.
The spacious '57 Bel Air interior is home to a set of black and gray bucket seats front and rear. It's a color combination that looks good against the red exterior paint job. Of course, there's plenty of room for the whole family. So load 'em up, turn up the volume on the AM/FM radio, and let's go cruising. A chrome B&M shifter allows efficient gear selection, while a three-gauge instrument cluster hangs beneath the dash. Other than that, the interior has retained a relatively stock appearance. All of the interior is presentable, and although not perfect like the outside, you'd consider the overall condition as driver quality.
Fire this baby up and you can tell by the deep, throaty growl that there is some serious horsepower being made under the hood. The motor in this street classic is a whopping 454 cubic inch Big Block Chevy bored .030 over. Rest assured, this engine has all sorts of goodies inside and out. A Holley carburetor and aluminum intake feed fuel to a power plant equipped with a moderate solid lift cam and a new set of World Products heads, rocker arm stud girdles and dyno-tuned headers. Put the pedal to the metal and see how this Bad Bel Air accelerates. This is one of those monstrous motors that just bellows across the countryside when you open it up. The iconic TH 400 is the transmission of choice, funneling a ton of brute horsepower back to the 10-bolt Chevrolet rear-end. A look underneath reveals a clean chassis with all the suspension parts in good condition. Everything under there is mostly stock except for the addition of power steering and power disc brakes up front to add to a pleasurable driving experience.
This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is a really neat car that could play well to a broad audience. Here we have one of those cars that can be thoroughly enjoyed just as it sits. On the other hand, you can invest a little time and money and end up with a showpiece. Either way, you can't go wrong with this automobile. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
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