’57 Chevy 2dr. Belair Post, Powered by a 350 ci LS with a BBK- SSI Single Stage Induction Manifold along with a Kwik custom front runner Serpentine belt system to handle the Vintage A/C and the P/S. Included in the power train is a 4L60E auto trans w/overdrive. An Aluminum radiator w/electric fan takes care of the cooling. A custom made 9” Limited slip 371 geared differential w/Chevy tube ends is included. Electric assist 4 Wheel power disc brakes, 12” Front and 11” Rear. 20 gal. custom stainless gas tank, by Valley. Chevy front bucket seats. Chevy center console, Electric windshield wipers w/delay, Driver and Passenger power windows, Keyless vehicle entry, Pioneer stereo radio w/disc player w/remote, Classic electronic instruments, 16” American Racing Wheels, Custom free hand pin stripping that includes some 24 caret gold flake.
The original idea when I rescued this vehicle was to do a traditional style frame off restoration. That project was under way when 911 happened. That attack on our country was responsible for completely changing the color and theme of this restoration. That's a brief explanation of how the vehicle ended up looking the way it does now. This is not a show car. This vehicle was build to be driven, daily if you so desire, that is what it is for, to drive, and have fun, not to just be parked and looked at. When I drive the car I always get the thumbs up sign from other drivers and pedestrians. Just last week I went to the local Safeway, but I parked way away from the store by a local 50/60ies themed coffee house. When I returned, a few people were milling admiring the car. I answered all there questions and we had a nice visit. I made some new friends. And that is how it usually goes. The car is a magnet. And it's fun to show it off even though it's more fun to drive.
The picture section depicts the two prior stages the vehicle was in prior to its road to completion.
The Sierra Gold pictures show the condition when I acquired said vehicle. The owner I purchased the vehicle from said that he acquired it from a person who let it sit in a cow pasture for about 20 years.
The prime photo's show in stage body work and then the finished product.
Asking $72,000 will listen to offers and or trade and cash for a GMC 08 pick up or so, or Yukon Denali SUV, or like vehicle.
Included with the car is all of the invoices of work performed and receipts of parts purchased that I kept while on this mission. I have not added up the total of all the paper work that has now reached three inches high, as I don't want to know how much I've spent. I'd probably go into cardiac arrest, but by just eye balling it the amount is greater than the asking price.
Still an enduring favorite among aging Boomers, the ’55 Chevy was the automaker’s first “modern” design, the first of a trio of model years known collectively as the Tri-5 Chevys. This also marked the GM brand’s departure from its somewhat stodgy image. But you probably knew all that. What you might not have known is […]
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