1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hard Top mixes cool classic pieces, like the
year-correct small block and a three-speed manual with
well-integrated upgrades like a modern four-barrel and upgraded
driving music. It makes for an attractive total package for those
who like to have a iconic classic that's also nicer to drive.
This is the kind of coupe we all dream about. After all, you can't
get more all-American than a '57 Bel Air hardtop. And this really
takes some time to makes sure it looks great. The black paint was
an upgrade later in life, and that means it retains a nice gloss in
the sunshine. This dark color also allows to really show off the
brightwork, which is exactly what we all love about the '57 Chevy.
The artful front bumper with integrated grille, dual rocket-like
hood ornaments, gold anodized trim, factory wheel covers, and the
iconic full-length trim with fan inserts to accentuate the tailfins
- it's all part of a complete and shining package that's sure to
trigger nostalgia in those you pass. Even the little details, like
the whitewall tires, fender skirts, and blue dot taillights all
come together for a quality cruiser package.
We love a pillarless hardtop because it has such a cool look, and
it means people can always get a good look at the interior. There's
more deep black inside to coordinate nicely when all the windows
are down. And now it's joined by bold red for a distinct look. The
whole presentation is quite correct, right down to the copper
piping on the seats. There are crisp, clean gauges behind the
highly stylized Bel Air steering wheel. The rest of the chrome on
the dash looks amazing, and if you look closely, you can spot the
upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo with digital tuner that fits into
the original knob-style opening. That way you can play modern tunes
while you roll all the windows down and show off the pillarless
Part of what makes these cars a legend is that the Tri-Fives were
the ones to introduce the Chevy small block V8. You'll happily tell
this story as you lift the hood to show off the 1957 date-coded 283
cubic-inch motor. It has a great look with the bold orange
radiating from within the dark engine bay. And as you look closer,
you'll see upgrades like an electronic ignition and Edelbrock
four-barrel carburetor. It makes for a stronger-running classic.
And speaking of driving, there's just a special vintage feeling
from a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
This Bel Air hardtop is a true classic that was made for you to
enjoy to the fullest. So if you're looking to drive you icons, call