Multiple Award Winner including Classic Chevrolet International Winter Nationals Platinum Certificate!� Loaded with factory options that include air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, fender skirts, Wonderbar AM radio with rear seat speaker, and more!� Gorgeous show stopper! Chevrolet's luxury model came in the form of the Bel Air though 1957, before the introduction of the upscale Impala. These final year top-of-the-line Bel Air models have cemented themselves into history as an automotive American icon the world over! Gorgeous rear fins, wider grill, gold anodized Chevrolet script and "V' Chevrons, tons of stainless trim, and an options list to cover nearly every feature you could image! This gave the Bel Air a well-deserved nickname as the Baby Cadillac! We are very pleased to offer this stunning 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe finished in Matador Red over Red/Black interior! Features include original 283ci-4 barrel Power Pack V8 producing 220 horsepower thru dual exhaust pipes, Powerglide automatic, power steering, power brakes, factory installed air conditioning, rear fender skirts, polished stainless steel spinner hubcaps, Wonderbar AM signal-seeking radio with rear seat �surround sound' speaker, all Soft-Ray tinted glass, reverse lamps, windshield washer, electric wipers, dual mirrors, along with rear trunk lid trim & door handle paint protectors! The full frame off restoration is nothing short of remarkable; especially when considering the complete restoration was completed in the early 1990's! It has been lovingly owned by just 2 owners since 1996, and shown extensively! With over 70 shows already under its belt by 1999, it would have a private climate-controlled & carpeted garage lined with dozens of trophies, ribbons, and awards listed as "Best Overall" or "1st Place". Not to be left as a trailered showpiece though, this Bel Air was always entered competition into contemporary driven class categories accumulating some 7,000 miles from 1996-1999 being driven to events. It would travel to the Classic Chevrolet International Winter Nationals in 1999 and be honored with the Platinum Certificate scoring 987/1000 points! �This led to a featured centerfold article in Classic Chevy World magazine in August 1999. Built in December of 1956 in the Los Angeles assembly plant, it comes with a host of service and restoration history included with the sale. You can study every inch of this car for flaws, and hardly find a single criticism. A true testament to its care and unbelievable attention to detail! Even underneath the car, it presents today as nearly brand new! The odometer lists 13,822 miles, all believed to be accumulated since completion of the restoration. Make no mistake, there will be few opportunities to find such a Bel Air available on the market, especially with factory air conditioning! Having already been professionally restored to this level of originality makes it easy to avoid the obscene restoration costs, and immediately begin enjoying it direct from our showroom! Please feel free to call with questions or schedule an opportunity to review in person.
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AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.
With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
What fascinates me about the Chevrolet Bel Ai is not only how it became an iconic classic car but an American icon over the last 60-or-so years since it debuted as an everyday family car.
A couple of years ago I was attending the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach.
What do you do if you have a beautiful, low-mileage ’55 Chevy with a crapped-out engine that wasn’t supplying enough power anyway?