Few cars have as legendary a status among the public as the 1957
Chevrolet, and this gorgeous, fuel injected Bel Air Convertible
stands as one of the most desirable examples of the breed and in
one of the most desirable color combinations. The redesigned 1957
Chevrolet Bel Air was the last year for the beloved Tri-Fives.
Chevrolet had achieved an engineering milestone because 1957 was
the first and only year Chevrolet offered a fuel-injected V8 engine
outside the Corvette line. The Super Turbo-Fire 283 with solid
lifter cam produced the advertised 283 horsepower (one horsepower
per cubic inch) with the help of the Rochester Ramjet
continuous-flow fuel injection. GM only produced a total of 68 Bel
Air Fuelie Convertible models in 1957 and of those 68 a small
percentage had the upgraded 283/283HP with 3-speed manual
transmission. As the VIN number and Cowl Tag indicates this example
was built approximately on the third week of July in Baltimore, MD
as a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 8cyl with a Matador Red
exterior and a Red Vinyl with Silver pattern interior. The previous
owner was the caretaker for 15 years ranging from 2007 to 2022. It
was sent to a marquis specialist for an extensive rotisserie
restoration to factory specifications and was completed in 2008.
Since completion it's been handled with white gloves and driven
less than 50 miles. The exterior appearance is simply breathtaking
with its extremely straight body and spectacular Matador Red paint.
It sports a white convertible power top that fits like a glove.
Everything on the exterior was restored or replaced during the
restoration such as all the E-Z-Eye stamped glass, stainless trim,
dual mirrors, dual antennas, gold grille, headlights, body
moldings, taillights, bumpers and gold emblems. Fourteen-inch red
steel wheels with chrome 3-bar spinner wheel covers wearing
Firestone Deluxe Champion white wall 7.50 -14 tires bring the
iconic design to the road. The interior appearance is also simply
breathtaking with the famous Bel Air signature "tri-tone" interior
scheme of silver and red with chrome accents. Everything in the
interior was restored or replaced during the restoration such as
the painted dash, gauges, radio, steering wheel, door panels, door
hardware, seats, pedals and carpeting. A new set of correct style
black rubber floor mats are included. The trunk compartment of this
example was beautifully restored including the fading into red
oxide primer under the factory style rubber trunk mat. It's
equipped with a full size tire and jack tools. The engine
compartment is highly detailed throughout with many correct parts.
The factory stamps, paint marks and tags were added appropriately.
It's powered by a date-code correct fuel injected 283 V8 that was
professionally rebuilt. The correct Rochester Ramjet mechanical
fuel injection system was professionally rebuilt. The engine with
solid lifter cam sounds like music out the dual exhaust system. The
engine is cooled by the date-code correct V8 with standard
transmission radiator. The engine is coupled to a date code correct
3-speed manual transmission that was professionally rebuilt. The
power is transferred to the pavement through the date code correct
rear differential that was also professionally rebuilt. The
undercarriage is also highly detailed throughout with many correct
parts. The floors were painted in red oxide primer. The steering,
suspension and braking were restored or replaced during the
restoration. This outstanding 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible is
pure Americana with stylish design and characteristics. A
reproduction owner's manual and photo album of the restoration are
included. This vehicle has been recently serviced and detailed
which is documented with an invoice that's included. From the MS
CLASSIC CARS Collection.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
Exterior Color:MATADOR RED
Interior Color:RED AND SILVER
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