In 1957 a customer could walk into their local Chevrolet dealership
and, with careful order form selections, initiate the build of one
the most desirable performance cars of the era. For a mere $1,895
that car was the 150 Utility Business Sedan, also known as the
Salesman. This specific-content car won the public over by the
subtraction of many basic features while adding several core
performance elements. The additions included the famed 283ci V8
small-block Chevrolet engine that was prepared with a special
hi-lift camshaft then topped with dual 4-barrel carburetors for
maximum performance. Horsepower was 270 - an eyepopping figure at
the time. Mated to a 3-speed manual transmission and equipped with
the batwing air cleaner, the 150 Salesman quickly became the
favorite for racers on and off the strip. The "sleeper" motif
carried over into the Chevrolet's commonly equipped features.
Fundamental vehicle elements were eliminated from the 150 to save
weight and boost performance. These items deleted included the
heater, radio, clock, cigarette lighter and ashtray. Even the rear
seat was ditched - all in the fight to make the car faster. This
1957 Chevy 150 Salesman example has been restored to a high level
of accuracy and precision. All correct General Motor parts numbers
and proper date codes can be found throughout the meticulously
restored drag race special. Included with the Chevrolet is an
extensive restoration dossier with comprehensive production number
verification and photos for all the vehicle components. Painted in
code 802 Matador Red, every surface and material has been carefully
refurbished and refinished to a high level of quality. From the
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