A complete meticulous restoration 30 years in the making! This was a lifetime dream project now completed and we are looking for the right buyer who appreciates this car. We are willing to negotiate but not in a hurry to sell. ** FRAME OFF RESTORATION.
4,000 miles on re-built engine.
Proper numbers on powerpack engine, overdrive transmission, and 411 rear axle.
We have kept meticulous documentation of the restoration with pictures and paperwork!
The car’s original vin tag is VC 57 S 231871. This “V” indicates that the car is a V8, the “C” that it is 2400 coupe, “57” is the year of production, and the numbers 231871 are the serial numbers.
The cowl tag shows the follow: Style 57-year; 1037D is a Sport Coupe Bel Air Body “S” built in St. Louis; 11692 is the numerical production number Trim 673 medium turquoise vinyl with black and turquoise pattern cloth Paint 811D indicates the colors India ivory upper and Tropical turquoise lower
The engine is a Super Turbo Fire 283 V8 / 9.5 compression / 3 7/8” bore and 3”stroke / 220 HP @ 4800 RPM / Four barrel carburetor / 3 speed manual transmission with overdrive / 4.11 rear axle.
The engine stamped number is F130EC indicates the following: F = Flint, 1= January, 30= thirtieth day, EC= 283 - 8 cylinder - 3 speed , overdrive – dual exhaust – 4 barrel carburetor Radiator code R 106 E 57 3133044 = V8 with standard transmission Distributor tag 1110890 Delco Remy 7A7 = 1957 V8 4 barrel carburetor
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.