For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Custom in Roanoke, Alabama

Vehicle Description

  • Built by Joe Cusumano in 1995 
  • ISCA Grand Champion in 1997
  • Barris Award Winner
  • First King of Kustoms at Portland Roadster Show
  • This car toured Sweden, Finland and Australia 
  • Build started as a 1957 Chevrolet 
  • 1962 327 CI Corvette V-8 engine
  • GM 671 crankshaft-driven Blower kit
  • Hurst Shifter 
  • 1957 Buick top chopped 3 inches 
  • Channeled 5 inches at the front graduating to 2.5 inches at the rear 
  • 1961 Chrysler front fender assembly 
  • Headlights extended 4 inches 
  • Front fender wells flared with 3/4-inch Chromoly tubing and boxed to conceal wiring 
  • Rear fender wells boxed and fenders extended 6 inches and raised 1.5 inches
  • Trunk chopped 8 inches 
  • 1959 Cadillac taillights 
  • 1962 Jaguar independent rear suspension widened 8 inches 
  • Jaguar front suspension and universal joints 
  • Suspension system is either Gold or Chrome plated
  • Metal fabrication utilized throughout the build with no fiberglass
  • Brake and gas lines enclosed within modified square tube frame 
  • Colorado Custom wheels 
  • BF Goodrich Radical T/A tires 

The era of Digest-sized "Custom Rodder" will come to life for the owner of this unique 1957 Chevrolet built by Joe Cusumano. Car crafting had gone toward a more radical approach as the 1960s era began, and this creation ---- aptly named Legacy ----- captures that theme from every angle. Of course, programs of this nature began with a 'hot mill," as the writers would say, in the case a crrca-1962 327 CI Corvette V-8 engine with extensive detailing and equipped with a front-mounted 6-71 crankshaft-driven blower kit. Using period - appearing side-draft carburetors, gold and chrome plating with custom hand engraving abound on this powerplant, while a Hurst shift arm directs the transmission behind it. From the exterior, one notes the roofline ---- which came from a 1957 Buick ----- is chopped 3 inched and then channeled 5 inches at the front, graduating to 2.5 inches at the rear. The rear fender wells are boxed and the fender ends themselves were extended 6 inches and raised 1.5 inches, with 1959 Cadillac tail lights installed. Even the trunk is shopped 8 inches. A 1961 Chrysler front fender assembly showcases extended angular headlamps, with the front fender wells flared with 3/4-inch chromoly tubing and boxed to conceal wiring. Metal fabrication was utilized throughout the build with no fiberglass. A 1962 Jaguar independent rear suspension (widened 8 inches), front suspension and Jaguar universal joints provide underpinnings and components are either gold or chrome plated. The engine rests in hand-built motor mounts, while brake and gas lines have been enclosed within the modified square-tube frame. The deep tones selected for the paint are dramatic, with a power blue custom interior inside. The most modern upgrade beyond that is a set of Colorado Custom wheels that put it to the pavement through BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires. Through a car club jacket is not part of the sale, you'll feel like you are part of a select group of owners with Jim Cusumano's Legacy. 

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet Custom
  • Listing ID: CC-1451293
  • Price: $70,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Roanoke, Alabama
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Custom
  • Exterior Color:Purple
  • Interior Color:Purple
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:1013
  • Exterior Condition:Mint
  • Engine Condition:Running
Listed By:
237 Connector St.
Roanoke, AL 36274

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