This Bel Air convertible was acquired from a private collection and has been frame-off restored with only 258 miles since completion. Finished in Matador Red with a white power top, as well as a red and silver interior, it's powered by a 283ci Power Pack with automatic transmission. It's also equipped with power steering, power brakes, EZ Eye tinted glass and restored Wonder Bar radio. Professionally restored, the car features beautiful paint, chrome, glass and brightwork with high attention to detail. The body of this unique convertible is extremely nice with no noticeable flaws, polished stainless, triple plating show-quality chrome bumpers, new shaded glass, complete new hardware, emblems, gaskets and seals and weatherstripping. Every nut, bolt, screw and washer has been restored, refurbished or replaced. It also has complete new wiring, restored instruments and new power-top motor. The beautiful original-style coachwork with vibrant red color-keyed interior really makes a statement. This awesome '57 has an undercarriage that is as original from when it came off the factory line. With high attention to detail in GM classic black, it also features all-new suspension and front end components, new dual-exhaust system and the outstanding trunk includes a spare tire, jack and trunk mat.
The Pick of the Day is a Chevy that packs the big-block performance V8 that was the subject of a famous Beach Boys song
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?