1957 Bel Air Convertible
There is something to be said about the serenity of being behind the wheel of an absolute classic. Driving down an open road on a beautiful, sunny day, top down, wind at your back, and open road at your fingertips.
The "five-seven" has stolen the hearts of the collector community. There's a broad consensus that despite its status as an "old design," the '57 Chevy still looks as fresh today as it did 59 years ago,
With only 51K original miles from Texas with original title (we have it) showing original owner convertible top, power steering, 1-piece bumper, powerglide automatic transmission, matching engine and transmission numbers, and a continental package, what more could you look for in a 57 Bel Air? Light glistens off the cool Turquoise paint, which still looks as flawless as it did the day it rolled of the showroom floor. The beautiful chrome shines brilliantly upon gazing at the car. Upon start up, the engine purrs nicely out of the newly installed muffler. Only 3 owners since 1957, the car runs like new.
We recently explored the car thoroughly to make sure everything was in working order. The transmission just needed a few gaskets, new rear axle bearings and rear bell housing mounts.
Dynomat insulation was installed to ensure a nice, cool, quiet ride.
A tune up was performed including a distributor rebuild, with new points and condensers.
The suspension of the car was redone including new upper and lower control arm bushings, new front springs, and all the shocks, front and rear were replaced. New rear leaf springs were installed and the height was adjusted to correct specs. That way it would sit as it did when it rolled of the factory floor. A full alignment was performed after installing brand new original BF Goodrich tires as well.
We examined the entire electrical system and every wire entirely including all connections and relays; we replaced anything necessary including a new under dash wiring harness, all the gauges and instruments were inspected and repaired as needed.
If you're on the search for a vintage car you can just hop in, hit the open road with no fears, then this is the car for you. We welcome all inspections or PPI's and we'd love for you to come down and look.
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