1955 was an interested year for Chevrolet Pickups. As they
transitioned to a new design known as the "Task Force Series" they
continued to sell the "Advance Design Series" meaning you can find
examples of both body styles in the same year. Some industry firsts
were incorporated into the new series like the first ever wrap
around windshield and they eliminated the running boards in
exchange for an in cab step and smaller rear bed step which allowed
the cab to be taller. 1957 was also a unique year because it is the
only year for the more opened grill and the flatter hood with two
spears as a nod to the Bel Airs. This 1957 Chevrolet Pickup is an
absolutely gorgeous truck that has under gone a full nut and bolt
frame off restoration. The project started in 2014 and took 8 years
to complete. With only 547 miles since being finished it is a
really fresh build. Anyone who builds cars will tell you there is
no way you could replicate the truck for our asking price. Plus
being so fresh you are basically getting a just completed vehicle
for a fraction of the cost to build. You also don't have put in any
labor or all the time waiting on it to be done. The truck was
completely disassembled and put back together by the professional
shop Killer Ridez. It comes with a stack of receipts documenting
the entire process and build pictures are also available. The body
is all laser straight and entirely rust free. It is painted in a
very nice Victory Red paint that has a beautiful finish. All of the
chrome and trim has been replaced so it looks like new. In exchange
for the original rear bumper a custom tail pan was fabricated and
houses LED taillights in billet bezels. The tailgate area has been
modified by filling the typically open holes on the bed sides and
utilizing a hidden latch set up with straps on the inside instead
of exterior chains. It really cleans it up nicely. The bed has been
custom painted with a Chevy bowtie with an American Flag theme.
Look closely and you will see a hidden "57" painted in the flag.
This was done as an homage to the owners brother who was a Veteran
and the previous owner of the truck. It is a nice conversation
piece and very well done. The bed was all redone with new wood and
stainless strips which use hidden bolts. The gas tank was relocated
to be under the bed and the original filler smoothed. Its pretty
obvious "clean" and "slick" were the thoughts during the build
process. You now fill it with gas through the bed in a stainless
push button cap. The truck has an awesome stance and sits on a set
of new 18 inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with fresh
Turning those tires is a crate 383 Stroker motor that runs really
strong. It is very nicely dressed up with chrome and polished
components every where you look. It has been built up with an
Edelbrock Performer manifold, Edelbrock carburetor, custom painted
Edelbrock valve covers, a custom painted air cleaner, Summit
serpentine belt system, MSD distributor, MSD wires, and ATK high
performance aluminum heads. The engine compartment has been kept
very clean with a smooth painted firewall and painted inner
fenders. Even the way a lot of the lines were run was done to keep
them hidden and out of sight. It runs nice and cool despite the
Texas heat thanks to the KKS all aluminum radiator with shroud and
electric fan. Paired with the motor is an automatic transmission
and 12 bolt rear end. It drives down the road great with nice
upgrades including the power steering and power brake systems with
Wilwood discs. It has a Mustang II style front end set up and
adjustable coil overs and a 4 link in the rear. The underneath of
the truck is just as clean as the top with the entire chassis being
powder coated. That not only keeps it protected but makes it super
easy to detail if you want to show it off at shows. The truck
sounds great through headers into dual Magnaflow mufflers.
The all Red interior looks like new and features a bench seat with
matching lap belts. The carpet, door panel, headliner, and seats
all look perfect. It has a custom made center console with
cupholders and the tall shifter with piston shifter knob. The dash
is very nicely painted and in the original gauge area is now an
all-in-one Classic Instruments gauge cluster. It also features all
chrome knobs, an aftermarket stereo, chrome Vintage AC controls,
and inset billet vents. In front of the driver is a chrome
adjustable tilt column topped off with a custom matching leather
wrapped steering wheel.
This is one clean pickup and has to be one of the nicest '57s out
there. It will take home awards anywhere it goes and needs nothing
but a new owner behind the wheel.
You couldn't come close to replicating it for $82,500.00!
NOW REDUCED DOWN TO $74,500.00!
1957 Chevrolet Pickup
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