For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette in Des Moines, Iowa


Vehicle Description

Very rare red fuelie roadster with all the right stuff. Big Brake car with special steering and heavy duty suspension. 1957 Corvette convertible with the very desirable, casting date and number correct 283/283 engine, topped off with correct Rochester fuel injection system. Shift through the gears with a performance minded four speed manual transmission. Very nice cream interior with nostalgic red and white dash classic iconic gauges and new white soft top. This much sought after Corvette received a comprehensive restoration with excellent fit, finish, high quality workmanship, and an incredible undercarriage; resulting in this true American Dream Machine. Rolling on freshly painted correct big brake steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps.Exterior: Red two stage paint with white coves White convertible top Beautiful all new exterior chrome and stainless trim Wheels have been painted to match with chrome center caps Blackwall tires for period correct looksInterior: Amazing interior that has been restored to a show quality standard New seat upholstery New carpeting Beautifully painted dash with new gauges and bezels Restored correct steering wheelMechanics: Correct casting number block 283/283 Rochester fuel injected engine casting number 3731548 Rochester fuel injection unit with serial number tag Correct chrome
ignition shielding Correct exhaust manifolds with heat shielding Correct casting and date coded heads Four speed manual transmissionUndercarriage: Rare big brakes with finned drums and correct screened backing plates with mounting holes for the air scoops 8 coil front springs with 11/16 sway bar Quick steering adapter Super solid, intact and detailed as you would expect from a car of this caliberWikipedia Information"The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, since 1981, the Corvette has been manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. While always being an automobile known for speed and performance throughout its history, the Corvette has evolved throughout the generations into becoming the widely regardedalthough never officially declaredflagship model of the Chevrolet car brand.""The first generation of Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year. Originally designed as a show car for the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, it generated enough interest to induce GM to make a production version to sell to the public. First production was on June 30, 1953.""A new body was introduced for the 1956 model featuring a new "face" and side coves; the taillamp fins were also gone. An optional "Ramjet" fuel injection system was made available in the middle of the 1957 model year. It was one of the first mass-produced engines in history to reach 1
bhp (0.75
kW) per cubic inch (16.4 cubic cm) and Chevrolet's advertising agency used a "one hp per cubic inch" slogan for advertising the 283
bhp (211
kW) 283
in (4.64
L) Small Block engine. Other options included power windows (1956), hydraulically operated power convertible top (1956), heavy duty brakes and suspension (1957), and four speed manual transmission (late 1957). Delco Radio transistorized signal-seeking "hybrid" car radio, which used both vacuum tubes and transistors in its radio's circuitry (1956 option)."American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing!
Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa.
American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide!
ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars we sell and commitment to our customers. We are very proud of the name
American Dream Machines and it is a registered trademark for our company.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-946674
  • Price:$99,900
  • Location:Des Moines, Iowa
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Beige/Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:3859
  • VIN:E57S102150