Vehicle Description

Here's the best way to bring two icons together. This is a true 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air VC-code hardtop on the outside, but underneath the skin are the best modern upgrades you could want, including a custom A/C interior, upgraded suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and a fuel-injected LS1 Corvette V8.

We love a '57 Chevy hardtop dressed in a slick black. But what makes the paint truly exceptional is the treatment the body received during its full restoration just a few years ago. The super-straight panels and precision gaps make the professional paintwork look like a glossy black mirror. It's all part of a big investment in this coupe that was completed in 2017, and there have been less than 20 miles put on the car since then! On an American icon this nice, only the best and correct brightwork will do. All of it looks amazing from the beautiful bumpers, to the gold anodized pieces that correctly point to potent V8 under the hood. But, you also want to tell the world that this is a seriously upgraded classic. There are little details, like the clear headlights and Fuel Injection flags on the fenders. Plus, a big hint at the upgraded power are the bright Foose polished alloys on a lowered suspension for a truly sporty stance.

It's hard to find a place inside where they didn't make substantial improvements in comfort and elegance. You even have the vintage-style dash, but a newer insert that has more shine than Chevy even gave in '57. The upholstery is a full professional custom presentation done in tan and cream supple leather. Everyone gets their own-individual bucket seat with a custom cup holder center console running the full length of the interior. The door panels, headliner, and even the trunk have all been done to match. The tinted windows look great on this black Bel Air, but really you want to roll them all down to show off this iconic pillarless hardtop style. There's even cold-blowing air conditioning to make sure you stay comfortable when you do this. And this Chevy was absolutely made for cruising. It's easy to get comfortable with a power driver's seat, wood and chrome steering wheel on a tilt column, and a full Dakota Digital gauge package integrated into the original housings.

Lift the hood, and you'll see another Chevy icon powering this legendary coupe. It's an LS1 V8 motor from a C5 Corvette. That means the fuel-injection callouts on the fender were not lying, and in fact, it's something much wilder than what most people will be expecting. After all, this bulletproof modern motor churned out 350 hp in the 'Vette, and since there's barely any miles on this whole custom build, we're willing to bet it hasn't lost its punch at all. In fact, the headers feeding the X-pipe dual exhaust means the right added power and rumble to this impressive setup. But power is only part of this unique package. It's a great mix of show-ready components that also add to its usability, including steel-braided lines, AN fittings, Wilwood master cylinder, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fans. The motor is mated to a 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission that's great for performance kick-downs or all-day overdrive highway cruising. The undercarriage photos show how clean this full build is, and you'll also spot suspension upgrades, like the tubular front A-arms. Add in rack & pinion power steering, drilled & slotted four-wheel power disc brakes, and modern ZR-ratted tires, and this is a great car that can be driven all day before teaching lesser coupes a few lessons at night.

This is a custom build of an American icon that's clean all the way through. It'll be 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!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1418718
  • Price:$89,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Cream
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:19
  • Stock Number:6122-CHA
  • VIN:VC57B174417