The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is THE classic American icon, but not all of them are created equal. You can spent a lot more for a coupe or convertible that has been restored to this caliber, but it won't draw as much attention as the moment you pull up to a car show and two sets of doors open up on this pillarless hardtop sedan. And that's even before you show off the enhanced V8 or custom A/C interior.
More than just looking cool, the hardtop sedan is actually a rarer classic than the hardtop coupe. But regardless of the amount of doors, you still get that unmistakable '57 Chevy hardtop profile with the pillarless profile, iconic trim, and dip in the doorline. The full frame-off restoration is still fresh (less than 90 miles on it since completion) so the finish really just is as glossy and slick as it appears in the pictures. Getting black right means some overtime in the block sanding department and that was time well spent here, The sheetmetal is wave-free, so the finish is deep enough to swim in. And when it comes to carefully restoring an original V8 Chevy, they were meticulous not to delete even one single piece of that gorgeous Bel Air trim. And this one certainly goes for the premium appearance fender skirts, a continental kit, bright factory wheel covers, and a white roof that matches so nicely with the whitewall tires.
The full budget on the restoration was not blown on the exterior, and you realize that the moment you open the door. The black leather interior mirrors the outside in both color and premium execution. Plus, the silver inserts are a great complement to all the brightwork. The button-top pattern on the seats looks period-correct for this '57 Chevy, but the way it feels is far more luxurious than the factory every put together. The same goes for the carpeting, door panels, and headliner. You slip behind the factory Bel Air wheel, but then you start to notice subtle upgrades. The knob-style AM/FM radio fits nicely into the original bright chrome instrument panel, but the digital tuner is far more useful. The R134a air conditioning means you can ride with all the windows down in this pillarless hardtop all year long. And the full Classic Instruments gauge package tells you there is something very special under the hood.
You might want to put on your sunglasses before showing off the engine bay. After all, we dare you to find any more components that could be polished. But it's worth having an award-worthy small block in these cars because that's what makes them a legend. The Tri-Five Chevys were the dawn of the small block, but they were never given anything like this. It starts with a larger 350 cubic-inch V8 crate motor. It has been further enhanced with performance components such as an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and long tube headers. It gives this Bel Air the proper power and sound you expect from one of these legends, but that's not the whole story. This sedan was built to also be a reliable driver, and that's where plenty of the restoration investment went, too. So with power steering and a three-speed automatic transmission, you'll love making this your all-weekend cruiser.
A premium and rare '57 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop sedan that's been restored to be powerful and comfortable... you can spend more for an icon, but we doubt you'd get more. Call today!!!