This seriously slick 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been restored for
those who love classic style but also true drivers. Everything from
the paint to the A/C interior looks vintage but with a modern
twist. And don't forget to check out the strong V8, upgraded
suspension, overdrive transmission, and four-wheel discs that makes
this a terrific anytime machine.
This is the exact kind of car you've imagined cruising the streets
in when you had the time/money to really build one right. The
two-tone copper and white are the correct color combo, but it's
done in an interesting way. The copper is a metallic formula
borrows from Mercedes, and the Pearl White is from the Lexus
palette. So it's vintage style with a deep shine from a true
premium upgrade. A great total presentation also means awesome
brightwork, and let's face it, that's what makes the '57 Chevy such
a legend. It was all replaced during the 2007 comprehensive
restoration, and it has been treated with quality care ever since.
That's why it's exceptional on the full-length trim with fan-style
rear, dual bullet-style hood ornaments, and gold anodized pieces
that told the world you had the top Bel Air. Plus, the full
bumper/grille combo is a 10,000-watt smiling icon all on its own.
While those polished 17-inch Boyd Coddington alloys fit in with the
brightwork, they also signal more upgrades beneath the skin.
Just like the exterior, the interior has vintage appeal with plenty
of investment in the right upgrades. It starts with the seats. The
beige with coated fabric black inserts is correct, right down to
the button-top trim. But everything feels far fresher than 1957.
And not only do the door panels match, but also the hint of copper
in the black inserts lets these pieces coordinate with the dash and
carpeting for a full uniform presentation. There are great vintage
details, including the thin/grippy steering wheel and the bright
dash with working Wonderbar AM/FM radio. But this one also wants to
be a great driver for modern time. That's why you have Dynamat
insulation under the carpeting, and the air conditioning is blowing
cold with modern R134a refrigerant.
The dark black engine bay has a ton of polished pieces radiating
from within. So while we know you'll love lifting the hood at car
show just to let the sunlight in, there's also a ton of substance
behind the tidy style. Tri-Five Chevys are great for small block
power, but this is a whole different animal. It's a 350 cubic-inch
block bored .30 over to 355ci total. It was then enhanced further
with a full Edelbrock suite that includes aluminum heads, chrome
intake, four-barrel carburetor, and Performer EPS cam. It's a
mighty motor, and it exhales with added power and authority as
Hooker long tube headers feed an x-pipe dual exhaust with Magnaflow
mufflers. This is even supported by the right components, like an
HEI ignition, Optima red top battery, and a Griffin aluminum
radiator with electric fans. So this sounds like the ideal package
to hit the road, right? That's why you also have a 700R4
transmission that's both stout to handle the power and provides
easy overdrive cruising. There are more great upgrades, like an
Eaton Positraction rear end, Hotchkis sway bars front & rear, QA1
coilovers, and Wilwood four-wheel power disc brakes w/drilled &
The sale comes complete with a restoration photo book, service
manuals and build receipts. Here's the hit of every cruise-in
that's also reliable enough to take on the Power Tour. It's the
kind of Bel Air that you've always wanted, and if you're quick
enough, your reward is ready. Call today!!!