57 Chevrolet 210
Engine: 350, four bolt main. Bored .030 over, now a 355.
Stock rods w/ oversized bolts- balanced.
TRW (turbo) forged Aluminum pistons 8:1 compression.
Stock 64cc heads w/ SS valves
High volume oil pump
Morose 7 qt. Oil pan
B&M super street charger cam
Weiand 671 super charger @ 12% boost ( current set up)
Dual Holley 600cfm carbs synchronized by BDS throttle linkage, and dialed in by Bob Jennings Dyno service. High performance mechanical fuel pump & electric elevator pump set up. Braided SS fuel lines.
MSD ignition module w/ rev& boost control.
Mallory electronic ignition
Taylor 10mm race ignition wires
Hooker ( block hugger) ceramic coated headers.
Remote oil filter
Remote coolant filter
Matson custom brass radiator
Mechanical radiator fan &
Auxiliary electric radiator fan ( manual op )
B&M street/strip TH400 transmission
B&M Holeshot 2600 stall torque converter
Oversized HD driveshaft & U- joints
Stock rear end 3.33:1
Chassis: stock ( 1 piece - box) frame
Brakes, front disc/ rear drum
Front suspension stock w/ 2” dropped spindles
Front sway bar / Rear slapper bars & new reproduction springs & bushings
Gas shocks all around
Cragar Crome wheels
Front 15x6 Goodyear 205/60R15
Rear 15x8 Goodyear 255/60R15
All original steel, shaved emblems.
Original “ California “ 1 piece front bumper * not all 57’s had a one piece bumper. But Cali regulations required it.
Paint: Porsche “ guards red”
59 Impala steering wheel ( in the words of the owner. “ GM got a patient on ugly with the 57 steering wheel”)
After market gauges: tach w/ shift light, boost, eng oil pressure & temp, voltmeter, water , trans fluid temp.
B&M mega shifter w/ HD race cable.
Upholstery is “old school” tuck & roll.
The car was purchased from the original owner in 1992, it then went through a “ frame on” restoration. The car was already in decent shape with only 67,000 miles on it, so a“ frame off” restoration wasn’t called for. All the glass is original! The doors have a confident sound when they close. Same for trunk & hood! The weekend after they finished the car. They drove it to a Classic Chevy International Convention in Pleasanton, Ca ( over 300 miles away), and has won countless awards through the years. Currently the car has 80,661 miles
My take away:
It is hard to believe that this restoration is close to 30 years old. The care, and attention to detail are evident everywhere one looks.
The paint, and Chrome look amazing, and the interior still looks brand new.
This is a totally drivable show car with legs. The engine build was planned to be a “ show & go” and not a “ one pass wonder” In my research I have been pleasantly surprised that all the after market parts are still readily available, of high quality. Yes it’s garage kept, has a custom California car cover, a battery tender, and fussed over since it’s rebirth . The last few years it only cruises the neighborhood on a weekly basis. This car has been a source of pride and joy for the family.
So why sell?
Alas “time waits for no man” so for the aging owner keeping up with the Chevy is starting to be a more strenuous vs. joyful task.
My name is Carlos. I am the owners neighbor, and have offered to help find a home for their 57 Chevy.
Interested parties should email me at: [email protected]