1957 Chevrolet BelAir Convertible
With late 50’s Chevy’s becoming six-figure investments, and arguably the hottest segment in the collector car hobby, the division’s BelAir models have become one of the most recognized and beloved classics of all time. It’s clean lines, ornate trim and excellent proportions make for a handsome automobile. The restoration on this auto was performed to high standards a few years ago and still looks spectacular today. It’s flawless finish is the seldom seen correct Dusk Pearl highlighted by matching two-tone Silver/Ivory vinyl upholstery complimented by a fresh black cloth power convertible top and authentic Red oxide-finished undercarriage. The original EB code 283 V8 270 hp 2 four barrel carburetors with original batwing air cleaner, factory high-lift camshaft, dual exhaust and column shifted three speed manual transmission round out the powertrain on this rare example. Some options include power steering, electric windshield wipers, radio & clock, rear fender skirts and continental kit. Riding on correct BF Goodrich 800-14 Silvertown wide white wall tires with spinner wheel covers, a true icon from a golden era…
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.
With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
What fascinates me about the Chevrolet Bel Ai is not only how it became an iconic classic car but an American icon over the last 60-or-so years since it debuted as an everyday family car.
A couple of years ago I was attending the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach.
What do you do if you have a beautiful, low-mileage ’55 Chevy with a crapped-out engine that wasn’t supplying enough power anyway?
The 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup competition last August was an event Andy Leach, owner of Cal Auto Creations, won’t soon forget.
‘Steve’s” 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Fonzie’s Triumph motorcycle, The Green Hornet’s “Black Beauty,” Evel Knievel’s “Stratocycle” and a “screen-used” General Lee Dodge Charger are among the vehicles that will cross the block at Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 74.