This 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air was produce in Flint, Michigan and is presented in Turquoise with Turquoise and White interior. The engine is a 283ci V8 with dual 4 Barrel carburetors that produce 270hp. Its backed by a 2 speed Powerglide Automatic transmission.When the 57 Chevy was introduced to the public it created a sensation. As the tagline of one of its print ads proclaimed, Get more to be proud of in a Chevy. The only carryovers from its predecessors were the doors, rear deck and basic roof designs.It was 2.5 inches longer than the 1956 model and 14-inch tires (replacing the previous standard of 15-inches) helped create to the lower profile. The hood was flatter and the center-mounted hood ornament was replaced by two widely spaced, rocket-shaped decorative 'wind-splits. Air intakes for heating and ventilating were relocated to the upper portion of the headlight bezels. Three non-functional, rectangular indentations, representative of air intake louvers, were added to the fender just behind the headlamp bezels. The redesigned front end integrated the grille with the bumper and offered a bold new look. Chevrolet's bow tie emblem was prominent on a horizontal chrome bar centered in front of the grille. Along the sides a long molding on the 210s and Bel Airs gently sloped from the front fender near the bottom of the headlights to the top of the rear bumper. On the Bel Airs, the triangular area that had been created was fitted with a brushed aluminum panel, or rendered in a second color if a two-tone combination was used.The rear fenders were slimmed and slightly raised, presenting for the first time on a Chevrolet a subdued, yet recognizable tail fin. The taillights and back-up lights, encased in the end of the fin, were integrated into the wraparound rear bumper. As in the 1956 model the gas filler cap was hidden under the left taillight.The range of exterior solid colors was 16 and two-tone exterior color combinations were 15 and offered something for everyone's a
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