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For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

$150,000 professional body off frame restoration was just completed in 2016. The quality throughout Is impressive. The fit, finishes and function. Believe it or not this is a two owner car. 1 owner until 2013 when the 2nd bought it to restore. It even has it's original invoice, that's rare.

EXTERIOR: Gorgeous car, the fit and finishes are amazing. It didn't look this good when it was new, every panel is laser beam straight. I didn't find any ripples, blisters, cracking or damage. The body panels fit square and flush. It was born Harbor Blue, repainted with high end German Glasurit paint. The metal flake paint is laid out evenly. The clear coat is polished like glass. Every single piece of exterior trim is either new or professionally restored. Every piece of chrome is new. Every piece of stainless was replaced. The grill,, emblems, lenses were replaced. It has dual mirrors and door handle guards. All new smoked glass. Upgraded Raingear electric wiper system with delay. 15 inch chrome Rev wheels are on radial tires. Door jambs are just as slick as the car. The latches look new. All the weather strips, window seals and gaskets have been replaced. The power top is blue. It's been completely restored- the top frame was disassembled, painted and realigned. New weatherstrips.

INTERIOR: The interior was gutted and lined with Fat Mat sound deadener. New American Autowire wiring harness. The front seat has new springs. The seats and door panels have been custom upholstered in 3 tone colors with genuine leather inserts. Premium short loop carpet on the floor. New gray seat belts front and back. It has a center armrest console with cupholders. All the metal trim is repained. New Dakota Digital VHX gauges and matching clock. New heater controls and trim. The retro stereo has hidden antenna and kick panel speakers. Ididit column has a reproduction steering wheel but smaller with a leather wrap.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Most reliable GM crate motor. It's an H.O. 350 making 330 hp. It has a bow tie aluminum intake, a dual feed Holley carb with electric choke, coated headers and a complete MSD ignition system. It is dressed up with chrome valve covers, air cleaner and alternator bracket. New CPP power brake system with dual reservoir master. CPP power steering system too. A polished 4 core aluminum radiator with a polished overflow bottle keeps it cool. New horns, wiring, battery is properly secured. The entire engine bay is painted gloss blue.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Solid metal painted gloss harbor blue. It has sound deadener on the floor and a custom made custom carpet mat. It is the same tight loop carpet as the interior with bound edges. It has a spare tire that has never been used on a new rim painted blue. The jack assembly looks new. The well liner, wiring harness and weatherstrip were replaced.

UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame for a complete nut and bolt restoration. The chassis was stripped, painted and rebuilt. All new body bushings. Upfront the springs, shocks, bushings, balljoints are new. Custom 2 inch drop spindles and a swaybar. All new steering linkage. In back it has new springs, bushings and shocks. The brake system was completely rebuilt, it has drilled and slotted disc in front. New e-brake assembly, hoses and lines. New fuel system including the tank, straps, sending unit and lines. Very neatly bent and welded 2 1/2 inch stainless exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers. Bottom of the motor is spotless, it has a high torque starter. The transmission is a rebuilt 200R-4 overdrive automatic with braided stainless hoses going to an external oil cooler. New drive shaft and U-joints. In back it has a new Ford 9 inch rear with 3.25 gears. The floors are 100% clean metal painted satin black.

It's one thing to spend a fortune building a car, it's another thing to have it turn out right. Both are true on this car. It looks and feels like a new car. Hundreds of pictures document the restoration. It also has a pile of receipts and literature. There shouldn't be any mysteries as to what was done, it is all documented. This is an opportunity to get one that's "right".

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Power steering
Power disc brakes
Delay wipers
Cruise control
Leather upholstery
Retro stereo
Seat belts
Smoked glass
Power top
Dual mirrors
Door handle guards
Reverse lights

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID:CC-1528637
  • Price:$94,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Harbor Blue
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19888
  • VIN:VC57J1
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