A Great Find—a Restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air Coupe
From the gleaming Black paint to the great interior to the whitewall tires and skirts, this restored ‘57 Bel Air is a step back to the glory of the era of the “tri-five” Chevy’s.
This ’57 Sport Coupe is a standout:
For those who like to decode their cars, the VIN is VC57N246476.
One drive in this Bel Air will show you why these cars are so popular.
Great to Look at; Great to Drive!
The Onyx Black paint—which is a color change—is generally in nice condition with some slight imperfections. The just-detailed paint gleams and shows off the car’s great lines.
The chrome is in very good condition, giving a wonderful finish to this Chevy sport coupe’s styling.
This Bel Air has matching fender skirts that can be used for a more formal look or, per our pictures, without for a more sporty look.
The underside of the car appears free of visible rust [other than surface rust], with evidence of corrosion maintenance/repair in past years. The original body mounts show enough repair that the new owner should plan on replacing them.
The seat upholstery, all redone to look like factory-original during restoration is in excellent condition, along with the door panels and headliner. The interior looks almost new.
The 283 V-8 engine, believed to be original, runs and drives like a new one. It starts right up and has plenty of power to make this the perfect car to take to car shows or the weekend cruise-ins.
The automatic transmission shifts properly and smoothly as one would expect in Chevy’s legendary sports coupe.
The 7.50 x 14 4 bias ply whitewall tires speak to the effort to keep the car “as original,” and they look barely used. This sport coupe also has rear wheel fender skirts, taking the car from sporty to sublime!
The drum brakes work properly and smoothly in bringing the car to a straight and safe stop.
This car also has power steering that makes it a dream to drive around town.
The engine/systems monitoring gauges/lights (temperature, amp and oil pressure) appear to work properly. A new fuel sending unit comes with the car so you will know when your gas tank is running low. The heater core has been by-passed and is believed to leak, but the heater fan works. The lights, windshield wipers and turn signals all work as does the speedometer. The horn, clock, radio and brake lights don’t appear to be working.
A ’57 Chevy that you will Enjoy Being Seen in!!
What car epitomizes the ‘50s better than a ’57 Chevy? Whether at a local car show, dinner at a special restaurant or a night out for ice cream, you can be assured that this car will be noticed and admired by everyone who sees it.
This car represents not just a great driving experience but a sound investment as well. Apart from the investment value of this car, it is hard to put a price on the feeling of enjoyment when other drivers and pedestrians wave and give you a “thumbs up.” Remember, however, that they may be admiring the !!
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