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For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Convertible
in Hickory, North Carolina

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Paramount Classic Car Store
Paramount Classic Car Store
1205 South Center St
Hickory, NC 28602
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When the longer lower but not necessarily leaner '57 Chevy was introduced to the public it too created a sensation. As the tagline of one of its print ads proclaimed potential owners would …'Get more to be proud of in a ('57) Chevy.' The only carryovers from its '55 and '56 predecessors were the doors rear deck and basic roof designs. It was 2.5 inches longer than the 1956 model and 14-inch tires (replacing the previous standard of 15-inches) helped create to the lower profile. The hood was flatter and the center-mounted hood ornament was replaced by two widely spaced rocket-shaped decorative 'wind-splits.' Air intakes for heating and ventilating were relocated to the upper portion of the headlight bezels. Three non-functional rectangular indentations representative of air intake louvers were added to the fender just behind the headlamp bezels. The redesigned front end integrated the grille with the bumper and offered a bold new look. Chevrolet's bow tie emblem was prominent on a horizontal chrome bar centered in front of the grille. Along the sides a long molding on the 210s and Bel Airs gently sloped from the front fender near the bottom of the headlights to the top of the rear bumper. Under the rear windows a second molding joined the first and headed straight back to a midpoint next to the taillight assembly. On the Bel Airs the triangular area that had been created was fitted with a brushed aluminum panel or rendered in a second color if a two-tone combination was used on a 210 series model. The rear fenders were slimmed and slightly raised presenting for the first time on a Chevrolet a subdued yet recognizable 'tail fin.' The taillights and back-up lights encased in the end of the fin were integrated into the wraparound rear bumper. As in the '56 the gas filler cap was hidden under the left taillight. The range of exterior solid colors (16) and two-tone exterior color combinations (15) offered something for everyone's artistic tastes. Con

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