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For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop is already finished just the way you'd want it. Fantastic colors, fully sorted mechanicals, and lots of upgrades including a built 383 Stroker V8, a quick-shifting 5-speed gearbox, a custom A/C interior, and just enough attitude to let folks know the '50s are over. Yes, this is the one you've been waiting for.

Onyx Black with a silver-and-black interior will look great forever, and the timeless color combination neatly straddles the original 1950s look with a few modern touches to make it relevant today. Obviously showing off some very attractive bodywork underneath (which is an absolute must if you're going to paint your classic black: the most unforgiving shade that shows every imperfection and corner cut underneath), the gaps are precise, the body panels line-up, and the door shut flush without a Herculean effort. The deep, slick-black finish has a wonderful shine that really pops underneath our lights, and because the restoration was recently completed in 2020, the application still looks practically wet today. Sure, it's not a trailer-queen meant to be hermetically sealed and only escorted to car shows - the drivetrain itself let's everyone know this Tri-5 was always destined to be a cruiser - but the finish is still very high-end with only extremely minor flaws to report. Few cars wear black better than the '57 Chevy, and the builders of this '57 stunner didn't waste time with a contrasting white roof, because this car is designed to be nasty and nothing works better than tuxedo black when you're going for intimidation. Factory Bel trim is all there as it should be, including the sharp profile spear that runs from end-to-end, traditional Bel Air panels on the quarters, and a few gold-anodized pieces (including the front grille insert) that retain the original designers' vision while offering a bit more contrast to the overall look. Big chrome bumpers fore and aft are the perfect end caps, the rocker panel trim still looks new, and the remaining brightwork was polished up to an unbelievable shine that really helps the car stand out from the crowd.

Few interiors from 1957 looked better than Chevy's two-tone cloth and vinyl setup, regardless of price point. Particularly dramatic in black and silver which happen to be the original shades, the slick interior paints a great picture in an already very appealing car, with comfortable bucket seats split by a center console up front, door panels finished to match at the flanks, and a largely untouched rear seat upholstered in the same two-tone patterns. A sporty, 3-spoke steering wheel wears a leather rim at the helm of the cockpit, while the 8-ball topped Hurst shifter is just a short reach away, practically taunting the driver to cycle through the gears of the 5-speed gearbox. The original gauges are gone, replaced by a set of Dakota Digital VHX dials that slide neatly into the factory housings, and the two-tone dash was finished to a very high standard and features gorgeous aluminum trim. Options include a chrome tilt steering column, seatbelts up front, a retro-style AM/FM/Cassette stereo, and an aftermarket A/C system uses under-dash vents for a more low-key look that's quite effective. Plush black carpets line the floors, a taut headliner was installed up above, and the rear seat looks largely untouched - further proof that nothing was overlooked during the Tri-5's comprehensive restoration, and even the trunk was neatly finished with a thick rubber mat and relocated battery.

A thundering 383 Stroker V8 crate engine is a huge hit in this '57 Bel Air, and it slides right into the beautifully finished and cavernous engine bay. Nicely detailed with numerous polished and chromed components, shiny valve covers, a custom air cleaner, and bright Chevy Orange enamel on the clock itself, the engine bay is ready to be shown off. Topped with a Holley QuickFuel Slayer 4-barrel carburetor atop an Edelbrock polished aluminum intake, it's an extremely strong and responsive runner, and with the help of aluminum heads, a serpentine belt system, HEI ignition, and Patriot ceramic-coated headers, it registered 500HP on the Dyno. A giant BeCool aluminum radiator with dual electric fans keeps both the engine and the passengers cool even when the A/C is cranking, and with a Bergenson power steering system and Wilwood power disc brakes all around, it's very user-friendly out on modern roads. The aforementioned Tremec TKO500 5-speed gearbox is the perfect dance partner for the 383 Stroker, and it spins a more-than-capable Spraker Racing rear end that can handle all that added power. An H-pipe dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers sounds downright nasty when it's at full bore, and the chassis is nicely detailed with uber-clean floors and components, so you don't have to worry about hitting the road in this awesome Bel Air. Flashy Foose chrome wheels with staggered 225/45/18 front and 255/40/18 rear BFGoodrich performance radials give it a modern stance that works really well.

This 1957 Bel Air is traditional in every way that matters and brings a host of upgrades with it that makes it absolutely awesome to drive. Dialed-in examples like this never last long, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1646619
  • Price: $88,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:4443
  • Stock Number:5825-DFW
  • VIN:VC57J149837
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