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For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet 150 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

All '57 Chevys are alike, right? Wrong! Take a good, long look at this amazing 1957 Chevrolet 150 Restomod and you'll find a huge amount of time, effort, and money that went into the rotisserie build of this beauty, resulting in a show-or-go Tri-5 that gets just about everything right. Dynamic paint? Check. A fuel-injected 6.0 LS V8 mated to an overdrive transmission? Check. A beefed-up modern suspension capped-off with power 4-wheel disc brakes? Oh, you betcha. We could go on, and on. In fact, how about you lend us your ears and let us do exactly that for a minute...

The color choice is perfect for a gorgeous Tri-5 that wants attention - Imperial Ivory over what shows like a mixture between Tropical Turquoise with maybe a little Larkspur Blue. Regardless of the names of the two shades, what's more important is that they manage to straddle the line between period-perfect and contemporary, and because the finish was laid down with an expert's hand it looks like a million bucks when it's cruising down Main Street. The sophisticated hues give it a very expensive look, with a deep luster in both colors, smooth uniformity, and a great shine from the gallons of clear that sealed it all up. It's not some six-figure stunner that can't be driven, and a flaw or two can be spotted up close if you really want to be a nudge about it, but if it's a top-end driver and local car show dominator that you're after, then you've found it. The investment in quality bodywork is evident everywhere you look and the simple yet elegant 210 trim doesn't leave any areas for shoddy workmanship to hide. A few liberties were taken, including shaving the nose emblem and trimming the deck lid, both time-honored custom tricks that seem to pay especially big dividends on the '57 Chevys. But they left a lot of the shiny stuff on too, and that spectacular chrome only enhances the sparkling, high-quality look and you know few things are more expensive to refinish than the brightwork on a '50s automobile. Add in the bright stainless body trim that's a highlight, the big bumper fore and aft, and the smoked glass all-around, and you have a car that doesn't have a bad-looking angle on it anywhere.

The interior is as subtle as the exterior is flashy, where a mixture of old-school style and modern conveniences blend together very nicely. Black leather seat covers atop the benches are punctuated with contrasting white piping, and the seats are all-day comfortable and very high-end, with nary a comfort mark or imperfection to report. They didn't stray too far from the original recipe, although the materials are a lot more comfortable on than the original stuff and will wear like iron with a modicum of care. Pleats are a safe bet for a vintage look, and the door panels match to a recreate the '50s vibe inside, and the plush carpets below and taut headliner above work to insulate the cabin from the outside world. Custom Classic instruments gauges put a sporty twist on the original round instrument pods, which allows the stock dash to remain, well, stock in its black-and-white two-tone configuration. Vintage Air A/C has been very discreetly mounted underneath and most folks won't even notice it until the frost starts to form on the windows, although that awesome aftermarket leather-wrapped steering wheel atop the polished Ididit tilt column really updates the dynamic inside. The trunk is simple yet tidy, painted white over the rust free panels, and it's protected with a black vinyl mat like it would've been in 1957.

Instead of a ho-hum carburetor engine, this Tri-5 packs a swapped in 6.0L LS Vortec V8 under the hood. Like you, we're tired of seeing garden-variety engines in these cars, and this mammoth horsepower and torque factory will definitely impress passengers and onlookers alike. Installed like it was always meant to belong, it's supremely smooth, and thanks to modern fuel injection and electronics, it starts quickly, idles smoothly, and pulls without a hitch. At shows, you'll be extra proud to pop the hood and show off these modern mechanicals, including things like the big cold-air intake system and cone filter that dominates the front of the block, as well as all the modern accessories (alternator, power steering, power brakes, etc.), and even the shiny, giant Be Cool aluminum radiator that keeps the whole show nice and cool. It's really impressive. As you might've expected from the car's slammed stance, the chassis and suspension has been upgraded too, and now includes custom tubular A-Arms and a big sway bar up front, modern power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, an upgraded Camaro rear end with an additional sway bar out back, and a host of new shocks, bushings, and hardware everywhere you look. A custom dual exhaust system featuring ceramic-coated long-tube headers and Borla mufflers has an awesome sound that won't be easy to forget, with twin stainless pipes exiting underneath the rear bumper. A 4L60E 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission feeds a rugged 10-inch rear end with highway-friendly gears inside and the suspension was lowered to give it a wicked stance. Right-sized US Mags chrome wheels look great and roll inside 245/40/18 front and 275/40/18 rear Continental radials.

With so few miles since the full rotisserie build, this car cost a heck of a lot more to build than the asking price today. If you like a bit of sophistication with your performance, this Tri-5 Chevy delivers in a very big way. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet 150
  • Listing ID:CC-1552452
  • Price:$69,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:150
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:45
  • Stock Number:5224-DFW
  • VIN:A57K191290
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