For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

The retro rod retains a lot of its original vintage charm along with some slick modern enhancements. It was also given mechanical upgrades so it can be driven and enjoyed.
This car was on display in the Imperial Palace collection in Vegas. I acquired from the gentleman that retro rodded the car. He drove this car, get in and take it anywhere!

EXTERIOR: It certainly has the look. The stance is spot on, slick black paint and sitting on those big polished wheels looks amazing. Appears to be rust free, I don't see any damage, bubbles or body work showing. Laser beam straight and fits nice. The paint looks like glass, if you get close you'll find minor imperfections because it is 20 years old. At the time of restoration all the chrome and trim was replaced or restored. It has optional dual mirrors, fingernail guards, rocker moldings and rear antenna. It also has the gold license plate frames. Black Mercedes cloth power top. LED taillights. All new glass. Intro wheels- 18x8 in front, 19x10 in back wrapped in Nitto performance tires.

INTERIOR: It is restored to look original with a few modern upgrades. Dynamat sound deadener under the black carpet and reproduction floor mats. Reproduction upholstery and door panels. The metal trim has been painted gloss red. There's a tachometer below the dash, Lokar shifter on the floor. The air conditioning uses the factory looking controls. It has a retro stereo in the dash and an updated clock. Beautiful custom steering wheel is on a tilt column.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: GM 350 crate motor is making 340 hp. GM aluminum intake, Edelbrock carb with electric choke, MSD electronic ignition and ceramic coated exhaust manifolds. The front of the motor has a complete Zoops system including billet brackets and pulleys, serpentine belt, polished a/c compressor, polished alternator and modern power steering with remote reservoir. Aluminum radiator, condenser, trans cooler and overflow bottle. Big electric fan, polished hard radiator hose with compression clamps. Upgraded power brake booster with dual reservoir master. It also has electric wipers, horns, battery is bolted down etc.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Solid metal and it is painted black. Correct rubber mat, reproduction whitewall tire that's never been used on a painted rim. Has jack assembly.

UNDERSIDE: Front end has been rebuilt and upgraded with a swaybar. In back it has lowering blocks and it looks like the springs and shocks were replaced. Real nice dual exhaust system with crossover pipe, Flowmaster mufflers and turn down tips tucked up behind the quarter panels. The brake system has been completely updated, disc at all 4 wheels. Hoses and lines were replaced, e-brake is hooked up. Looking up at the motor it still looks new, has a high torque mini starter and chrome flywheel cover. Upgraded 700R-4 overdrive automatic transmission. New drive shaft and rebuilt rear end with 3.36 posi gears. Floors and frame appear to be solid metal.

This gorgeous 57 wants to be used and enjoyed, it doesn't want to sit in a garage or ride on a trailer. It wants to be rollin down the road and look good doing it!

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. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you will be given a 1 year membership.

815 385 3644 9-5 central
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Air conditioning
Power steering
Power brakes
4 wheel disc
3.36 posi
Electric wipers
Retro stereo
Tilt wheel
Power top
Rear antenna
Dual mirrors
Door handle guards
Rocker moldings

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1629667
  • Price: $118,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Onyx Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V20472
  • VIN:VC57J2
Listed By:
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073

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