Is this the best-restored 1957 Chevrolet Belair in the world? This 1957 Chevrolet Belair Convertible has had 1000’s and 1000’s of hours and 100’s and 100’s of thousands of dollars spent to ensure perfection. You can buy cheaper 1957 Belair Convertibles but when you look closer you will be spending more money. This car requires no money to be spent. Every single component was painstakingly restored or replaced to ensure this car was perfect. The owner of the car did not cut corners when restoring this car so that it would be world best standard. There is no body filler in the car all joins were lead wiped and metal filed as per original. (See Photos) The car is painted with the original colour Tropical Turquoise and the Convertible top is Indian Ivory. The car has gone a full of chassis rotisserie restoration. Ian Breeze from Medowie completed the bodywork. Ian has restored cars that have been recognised has world class. The motor was re built by Kim Baker (Baker Brothers) from Molong New South Wales and Darren from “Stitched Up” completed the interior at Tuggerah on the Central Coast. The car was project managed by Turbo Ted Schofield to ensure every single component was correct to original standards. The attention to detail on this car is from the best tradesman in the country and the world. The hundreds of photos show that there has been no stone unturned to guarantee the highest quality. This car is as close to perfection as you can possibly get. This car has had 100’s of thousands spent and 1000’s of hours dedicated to ensure every detail was spot on. To give you an example of the attention to detail the chassis was sandblasted and hand sanded for 100’s of hours to ensure the chassis had zero imperfections. Once it was perfect it was fish oiled to prevent any chance of rust in the future. The owner of the car has every receipt and a full photo history of the restoration. The photos clearly show the lead whipping being done and that NO bog was used in the restoration. If you want a car that looks good and you don’t care what is under the paint by a cheaper car full of body filler. The owner reconditioned and kept as much as possible of the original car and everything that was not in immaculate condition was replaced with new components. I have a list of every single part purchased from Danchuk, Ecklers, EBay and every other company. The list is on a spread sheet that when printed goes on for many pages. The car restoration has hundreds of photos every step of the way. The photos show that the restoration was done with old school techniques. The engine was fully machined and rebuilt by Kim Baker from Molong NSW. Kim was previously from Baker Brothers in Sydney New South Wales Australia. The wiper motor is restored and anodised to full original condition The wire cables for the wiper system are new and fully reconditioned The two speed Powerglide gearbox was restored by Turbo Ted Schofield from American Custom Imports. The differential was fully rebuilt. The brakes fully rebuilt and all components plated to factory specifications The power brakes were reconditioned in USA All the gauges and speedo were The power steering has been fully reconditioned to factory standards. Including all new hydraulic hoses and the cylinders fully reconditioned The generator and power steering pump have both been reconditioned. The Wonderbar radio was restored by the best in America. I have all the emails and the receipts for the full recondition. All stainless steel was polished and reconditioned to perfection. The car originally had twin exhausts. It now has twin Stainless Steel exhaust system. This would need to be replaced if you wanted to show the car in full concourse condition. This vehicle has only been entered in one local competition and it won first prize. If you are serious about owning one of the best restored 1957 Chevy Convertibles in the world this car is for you. $137,000 USD $179,000 Australian
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