This is a true 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe on the outside, but underneath the skin are the best modern upgrades you could want, including A/C and a fuel-injected 5.3-liter V8.
It's hard to go wrong with a custom '57 Chevy hardtop dressed in a slick black. By avoiding the two-tone treatment during restoration, this one skews more towards the look of a serious street machine. But, only the color and the dual exhaust tips are subtle hints that this '57 has been given a serious power upgrade. The rest of the car is just what you love about one of the greatest classic American icons around. The intricate front end with integrated chrome on the hood; sweeping full-length trim line with fan pattern on the tailfin; and the jukebox style taillights – all the elements that makes the '57 iconic are complete and straight on this coupe. And of course, it gets the details right, too. Everything from the gold anodized badging that correctly point to potent V8 under the hood, to the factory wheel covers on whitewall tires. It's total package that will make you proud to drive, and as you read on, you'll realize it was built for the long haul.
Inside, you'll find one of the most striking factory color combinations. The matching red vinyl and black cloth on the seats, door panels, and headliner has an eye-catching aggressive appearance. All of this feels tight and pristine like a valued classic should. The red dash is in amazing shape, and while your first impression might be that it's all factory, you will start to see subtle upgrades. The AM/FM radio might have the correct knob-style appearance, but it's actually a modern digital tuner with upgraded speakers and an aux input, so you can plug in the most modern music players. Below all of this is an air conditioning system, so you know it's genuinely a cool cruiser. But the one seat that matters the most belongs to the driver. You get the iconic original steering wheel, but beyond that is a full set of Dakota Digital gauges, which keeps you better informed about the motor. So that's a pretty good hint there's a lot going on in the engine bay.
While the interior and exterior are about keeping the classic style with subtle upgrades, the modern appearance under the hood is quite obvious. The first Tri-Five Chevys were the dawn of the small block V8, but they were never given anything as powerful as this 5.3-liter fuel-injected turn key that's now in the engine bay. It has been a very professional installation fitting the modern motor and modern components into this iconic Chevy. You can see it in elements like the custom air intake and aluminum radiator, and you hear it in the extra throaty tone of the custom dual exhaust. The full upgraded package not only adds plenty of performance to this Bel Air, but also it was built to be versatile, too. For example, the transmission is a 700R4 four-speed automatic with highway-friendly overdrive. Plus, it has a smooth driving independent front suspension with power steering and front disc brakes. Are you starting to see the full picture on this one?
This is a custom build of an American icon that's clean all the way through (just check out the undercarriage photos!) Here's the hit of every cruise-in that's also reliable enough to take on the Power Tour. It's the kind of Bel Air that you've always wanted, and if you're quick enough, your reward is ready. Call today!!