1957 Chevrolet Bel Air-unrestored original survivor- From the estate of a Chevy collector in Pennsylvania who drove and enjoyed his cars. This unusual 2-Door Sedan is factory-finished in its original Harbor Blue paint, original Blue/Black interior, and the original 265 V-8 power plant with standard "3 on the tree" manual transmission. Car is the recipient of AACA's Historic Preservation Award (HPOF) for unrestored vintage vehicles. Working factory accessories include the DeLuxe heater, AM push button radio with rear-mounted antenna, and electric windshield wipers. "Jewelry" includes wide whitewall tires, spinner wheel covers, bumper guards, and rocker panel moldings.
Car has 74K documented miles, runs just like it should, and is a joy to drive. No detection of rust or rust repair. Original paint is very good considering the age, but shows some patina including the whole front end being painted likely early-on, and it shows a mildly different color. Original interior is great other than just a little pulling of the seams on the driver's seat. Ash tray appears unused. Trunk area, spare tire, mat, and sticker like new. Car cover included. Documentation of the original July 13, 1957 purchase in Buchanan, WV is included as is an actual-mileage Pennsylvania title.
It is very rare to find a 62-year-old unrestored and documented Bel Air 2-Door, but close to impossible to find one for sale, and available at January 12 Auction. Wouldn't you like bid to be the next caretaker to enjoy this significant piece of Chevrolet history?