This 1957 Chevy Custom is an iconic street rod that has been frame off restored and retrofitted with a plethora of modern performance components. The red paint glistens from top to bottom and the undercarriage looks as clean as the top of the car. The car is responsive and quick thanks to a killer fuel injection system the power steering and brakes make maneuverability a cinch.
The restoration on this awesome 57, began when the car was stripped down to a bare frame and body and then media blasted to remove all of the original coatings. The frame was redone in gloss black and the body was finished in GM Torch Red base/clear paint job. The paint was then wet sanded and buffed to a mirror finish. The original stainless has been polished out and all of the chrome is new from front to rear.
The car has a stance that is to die for. Making it all happen are a set of 2 dropped spindles and lowering springs up front, 3 lowering blocks in the rear and 18 and 20 Coys wheels. The wheels are wrapped in modern performance tires that provide excellent handling without the slop of bias ply tires. A large swaybar cuts down on body roll, tubular control arms stiffen things up, and power disc brake kit from CPP puts the brakes on extra quick. Speaking of the brakes, the billet master cylinder is a standout in the engine compartment as is the chrome power booster. Another contributing factor to the smooth driving nature of this Chevrolet is the CPP power steering system. CPP uses a modern quick ratio box to create an easy steering package that is also very responsive in nature.
The engine sits in a beautifully finished and very nicely organized compartment featuring a Chevy 350 crate engine equipped with the FAST EZ EFI system. The motor is extremely responsive, never cold-natured and everything you expect from a modern fuel injection system. The system uses a throttle body type set up which keeps that old-school look. An MSD ignition system provides a large and reliable spark and a Vintage Air front runner system drives the engine accessories. Exhaust flows through a set of ceramic coated headers and a Magnaflow exhaust system producing an excellent exhaust note. The transmission is a modern 5-Speed Tremec unit which is a blast to row through the gears. The car uses a very streetable performance clutch and the rear end is Ford 9 with 3.73 traction lok gears.
The interior is a mild custom job with all new soft parts and refinished or new hard parts. A modern radio plays the tunes and there is a Vintage AC system to keep you cool in the summer weather complete with all new heating components for cooler temps. The original gauges were preserved with the addition of a few modern ones so you can keep track of your vitals.
If you are looking for a killer 1957 Chevy with all of the latest upgrades that is ready to drive and enjoy now, look no further than this awesome classic.