There is one car that impresses everyone from concours judges to
vintage enthusiasts, and this is it. The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
with fuel injection. These "Fuelies" were expensive, and thus,
rare. So when looking for one of these few legendary hardtops, you
don't just want the paint to be award-worthy, but also for the
details to all match the factory standards. That's why this one
only impresses the deeper you dig into its details.
The factory-correct two-tone presentation couldn't signal a more
iconic American appearance unless we place an apple pie in between
the jet fin trim on the hood. But the appeal of this one goes much
deeper. You can tell that the India Ivory and Onyx Black was laid
down with an exceptionally impressive care. It's a labor-intensive
process that combines smoothing the bodywork, adding the correct
layers, and a finely sanding and polishing until the whole car has
the butter-smooth finish that will live up to your nostalgia. And
when this much was invested in the paint and body, only the best
brightwork will do. Up front, the bumpers and the other intricate
trim has been refinished to award-worthy standards. And of course,
all of the gold anodized pieces are bright and correct. As you
review the sweeping full-length trim that neatly integrates into
the iconic tailfin rear end, don't let those desirable racing flags
on the fender distract you from inspecting the overall the quality.
Everything on this car has been scrutinized to make sure that the
gaps are tight and the trim lines up to appear like unbroken lines.
That's why we know you could pick this one up on a Saturday and
fill the trunk with awards on Sunday.
Inside, you'll find one of the most striking factory color
combinations. The black coated fabric insert on the seats, door
panels, and carpeting bridge the look between the exterior and
interior. That's now joined by a vivid red and terrific details,
like the button-top finish of the seats. In total, it has an
eye-catching uniform appearance that makes you proud to show this
pillarless hardtop off to the world. And just like the exterior,
all the details have been scrutinized during restoration. The
date-correct glass is crystal clear; the AM radio is correct and
cranking out tunes; the trim is mirror-like; and the gauges have
been refurbished to stay sharp. And we know you love all the
reproduction tags that remind you this correct coupe has been
restored to feel factory fresh.
This was born a fuel-injection coupe, and today it retains a
correct FJ block that all stamping dates point to being original to
the car. And while the motor is the core to long-lasting value, the
reason why this one will always be a top attention-grabber is
because the level of detail seen on the interior and exterior is
continued under the hood. This car was built in April 1957, and the
motor and fuel injection system are date coded to April 1957, too.
Even the distributor, fuel pump, generator, and other major
components have been verified to fit in this car's timeline to
backup this car's highly original presentation. In fact, the
consignor says $40,000 alone was spent on the mechanical and
electrical restoration. And of course, all the particulars are
exactly what you want. From the Chevrolet script on the valve
covers, to the AC decal on the Fuelie's specific intake, to the
radiator tag - it's a stellar presentation. And don't forget to
look at the undercarriage photos where the fresh presentation and
correct red oxide is award-worthy all on its own. If you take this
one out on the road, it will feel like a high power time machine.
The instant response of the fuel injection combines with the power
steering, reear sway bar, and Powerglide transmission to create the
kind of feeling that lets you know what a 1950s executive express
is truly like.
There's so much more to talk about on a vehicle that is authentic
right down the wheel covers and whitewalls. So give us a call so we
can discuss everything. It even comes with the right paperwork like
the reproduction window sticker, owner's manual, service manuals,
and all of those factory-style tags. You already know how rare this
Chevy is, and one done this well almost never comes available. So
if you're a true connoisseur, don't miss out. Call today!!!