1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible For Sale in Freeland, Washington 98249
This is a stunning, numbers-matching 1957 Bel Air Convertible. Complete with its original Power Pack setup, and finished in spectacular Onyx Black, with red and silver vinyl interior. There are few more iconic collector cars than the '57 Chevy Convertible. The 1957 Bel Air Convertible's escalating values is proof that even with a mass-produced car, the rules of supply and demand prevail.
In short, EVERYONE loves '57 Chevys. The restoration is approximately 20 years old. The odometer shows 92,251 miles however, since the frame off restoration, there has only been 2,092 miles put on this classic Bel Air. It has been perfectly preserved in climate-controlled stasis, so it remains fresh, crisp, and ready to show. Paint and bodywork are excellent. This car is authentic in it's restoration and looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. It comes complete with fender skirts. The chrome and stainless restoration are magnificent! From the wide grille and rubber-tipped "Dagmars," to the bright side panels that mark this as a Bel Air model, to the gold anodized V emblems front and rear that symbolize a V8 engine under the hood, all the little details are beautifully restored. Both front and rear bench seats use correct patterns and materials, including the tufted buttons on the seat backs, and the door panels are like new. The dash is full of restored gauges, and the color-matched steering wheel shows no cracks or signs of wear. An original AM radio still lives in the dash, and right underneath is a glove box full of original owner’s manuals. The seller has also acquired a large 1957 Shop Manual that will go with the car. Correct carpets are protected by a set of matching floor mats, while overhead there's a neatly fitted power convertible top. The trunk is correctly restored with a rubber mat, with the spare mounted in the trunk. A 283 Power Pack V8 lives under the hood, and uses a 4-barrel carb and dual exhaust to deliver 220 horsepower. Performance is lively with great V8 sounds and a healthy burble from the dual tailpipes that exit under the rear bumper. Coated in traditional Chevy Orange, the engine is highly correct, right down to the original generator with integral power steering pump on its back. Underneath, the chassis is clean and ready to show, with a 2-speed Power Glide driving the original rear end. Red oxide primer on the floors is how they were built originally, and it rolls on a set of 7.50-14 wide whites with spinner hubcaps. Well-restored '57 Chevy's seem recession-proof, with prices that remain rock-solid. This one could be considered a blue-chip investment, and its current condition is a testament to the quality of the restoration. Seller is the current owner since 2002. It has been mostly for parades and auto shows. The previous owner, after restoration, displayed in auto shows only. This car won a National Silver Award at Western National for Excellence July 23, 1993. Out of 1000 points possible, this car had 947 points, almost a Gold Award.