For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in Arlington, Texas

Vehicle Description

1957 Chevrolet BelAir Custom Hardtop

I am not sure if there is anything we can say about the tri five Chevy's that hasn't already been said. They were popular new and these vehicles continue to be among the most sought after classics on the market. They are the ultimate "classic" that both novices and hobbyists can easily identity. They make the base for some of the coolest customs on the planet and this clean 1957 BelAir Hardtop falls into that class. We have listed many restomods and pro touring style cars over the years but this BelAir takes things to a whole new level. This has to be one of the nicest tri five Chevys out there and was professionally built with all the best components transforming it into beautiful car that has a vintage 50's look but modern performance. The build is all documented with receipts that will come with the car. It was a complete frame off nut and bolt build with no piece being left untouched. The body is all solid and rust free. It was bead blasted and is all straight with good gaps. It is painted in a beautiful Pearl White and the paint work was completed by one of the best in the area. The paint really comes to life out in the sun where you can get a good look at all of the pearl. The chrome and stainless trim all has a beautiful finish with no pitting or issues. Almost $3K was invested into just having the trim professionally polished. It still wears a lot of its original style trim pieces but the front has been modified with a smoothie 1 piece bumper and the "V" emblem has been removed. Also, any of the pieces that would have been Gold originally have been changed out for chrome. The glass was all replaced and is all tinted throughout. The custom Budnik wheels tuck under the fenders perfectly and really look clean on the car. They are 19 and 18 inch rims with ultra high performance Nitto Invo tires that have plenty of life left in them.

The car is an original "VC" car meaning it came from the factory as a BelAir ordered with a V8. Also being a hardtop makes it one of the more desirable '57s but in place of that factory V8 this thing is now sporting a LS7 which debuted in the C6 Corvette. These motors are known for performance and it makes this 1957 a car you could comfortably drive anywhere. The engine compartment is very cleanly finished out with a painted to match custom smooth firewall, white inner fenders, and a very cool White and Blue cover. You will see the White and Blue theme throughout the car and you can really see the attention to detail when you notice items like the matching Blue air intake and Blue painted block. There is chrome everywhere you look with everything from the AC compressor to the serpentine belt pulleys having a nice shine. The entire radiator support piece is polished out as is the aluminum radiator itself and overflow tank. It also has electric fans to keep it running cool at all times. The car sounds great and lets you know it has something special hiding under the hood. The 2.5 inch ceramic coated dual exhaust is all custom made with Magnaflow XL mufflers and passes through the frame. Speaking of the frame the car sits on an Art Morrison chassis that has all been powder coated in Silver. The undercarriage is definitely worthy of showing off with mirrors at shows. It has 14 inch Baer brakes under all four corners with a chrome power brake booster/master cylinder and a Wilwood adjustable proportional valve. It has a Mustang II style front end with tubular A arms, adjustable coil overs and power rack and pinion steering. The rear shocks are also JRi adjustable coil overs. There is so much going on with the build on this car that there are definitely features we are going to forget a leave out.

Moving onto the interior they certainly didn't cut corners there either. Knowing it needed something that stood out, the car was shipped off to Paul Atkins who is very well known in the industry. It is done in all high quality Blue and White leather which contrasts with the White exterior nicely. It has dual bucket seats with custom inserts that have miniature "V" BelAir trim accents on the back. The hand made center console runs between the seats and fits up nicely against the dash. It houses the custom automatic shifter which is like something you would expect in a modern sports car. The console also offers a spot for the power window controls, cupholder, storage space and the Clarion AM/FM/Aux/Bluetooth and Navigation system. It even has a back up camera which is something you don't usually see on even high end builds. The dash is painted perfectly to match and has a custom made dash pad. Even the floor mats were custom made for the car. In the dash the car has a Dakota Digital set of analogue gauges which incorporate a digital odometer and clock. In front of the driver sits a nice tilt adjustable column with a custom leather wrapped steering wheel. The trunk of the car is very cleanly finished out and has a removable panel for additional hidden storage.

Vintage AC/Heat, chrome door hinges, billet hood hinges, new wiring...the list of nice features on this car go on and on. So many talented builders had a hand in putting it together and the result is one of a kind. This car has a lot of fun miles and trophies in its future.

You couldn't come close to building the car for $172,500.00!

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1591048
  • Price: $172,500
  • Location:Arlington, Texas
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Odometer:2371
  • Stock Number:2248
  • VIN:VC57S269032

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Classical Gas Enterprises
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Arlington, TX 76001
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