Very well preserved Sport Coupe with 82,000 actual miles!� Original 283ci with Power Pak V8�& Powerglide transmission, spinner hubcaps, wide whitewall tires, reverse lights, E-Z-Eye tinted glass, and rare color combination of Dusk Pearl over Silver/Black interior!��Exterior paint�restored in 2005!� A real head turner on the road!! An icon in American automotive design known throughout the world! Considered the junior Cadillac to consumers, it possessed the classic 1950's rear fins, plenty of trim to polish from front to back, and a very handsome look overall! Chevrolet called it "Sweet, Smooth, and Sassy!" in their advertising copy. Words that continue to ring true today, and a perfect embodiment of young mid-Fifties America! We are delighted to offer this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe finished in desired and hard to find code 822D Dusk Pearl with India Ivory roof and correct Black & Silver interior! This nicely optioned example comes with an early production 283ci V8 engine, Powerglide transmission, and original 1957 rear end. Options include upgraded Power Pak intake and 4bbl carburetor with dual exhaust, chrome exhaust tips, dual outside mirrors, electric windshield wipers, all tinted window glass, spinner hubcaps, older Remington Cushion-Aire wide whitewall tires measuring G78-14, reverse lights, and pushbutton AM radio! This car survives out of the Auburn, IN area for the past 23 years with the previous owners, with a current odometer reading of just 82,101 original miles! �The body, chassis, and undercarriage all survive in very good condition due to its garage kept history! The exterior paint was refinished in approximately 2006 and continues to shine very well with excellent gloss and smooth feel while retaining the factory chrome and stainless steel trim. The interior also remains factory original and very well kept throughout!� Under the hood, you will see�the original�engine nicely detailed with tons of factory touches everywhere you look!� The carburetor was recently rebuilt professionally with new kick down linkage by CarbCo Inc., along with a brand new exhaust system correctly exiting at the rear corners installed here.�This Bel Air runs down the road just wonderfully, and�factory gauges are all functional. �Just a very nice, honest original example with excellent driver qualities!� An outstanding opportunity for the astute collector and driver enthusiast! Please feel free to call with additional questions. Thanks for looking!
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
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?
The 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup competition last August was an event Andy Leach, owner of Cal Auto Creations, won’t soon forget.
‘Steve’s” 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Fonzie’s Triumph motorcycle, The Green Hornet’s “Black Beauty,” Evel Knievel’s “Stratocycle” and a “screen-used” General Lee Dodge Charger are among the vehicles that will cross the block at Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 74.