1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop
The Chevrolet Bel Air is one of the most recognized and beloved classics of all time. Its clean lines, tasteful trim and excellent proportions make for the 1957 version to be a favorite of the Tri-Five fans. The fins were just right, grille proportions correct and it undoubtedly the most desirable of the group.
This example is a restored 57 Bel Air Hardtop, with newer stock paint, seat and door panel fabrics, carpets and headliner which uses colors that match the data plate. Fitted with a crate 350ci Chevy engine and a rebuilt Powerglide transmission, this classic can be driven anywhere with confidence.
The correct Onyx Black acrylic urethane envelopes the car like a warm glove, and is in very good condition. All brightwork beautifully polished, or replaced new, with arrow straight panels, as well as bumpers and a grille that would make any drive-in proud. Glass is seen as immaculate, and all exterior lighting is clear and in working condition.
Between the doors sits a beautiful patchwork of 1950's motif fabric featuring black panels smattered with a silver atomic age pattern, silver bolsters, and cool chrome seat buttons. A metal dash adorned with textured aluminum, a repro to look original, sound system which sports AM/FM MP3, and USB capability sits in the middle. Silver paint adorns a 3 protruding can-shaped analog instrument cluster, and is fronted by an original and very clean steering wheel. A new headliner stretches from window to window, and matching door panel motif similar to seats, frames the passenger compartment. Lavish black deep pile carpeting covers the entire floor.
The originals 283ci power plant has been replaced by a brand new crate 350ci engine with 325hp. A smidge over 500 miles has been logged on this new engine. A rebuilt Powerglide tranny, new power steering, power disc brakes up front, an aluminum radiator, two speed wiper motor stock aluminized steel dual exhaust, Coker Classic wide white wall tires, new weatherstripping and battery have been performed during this restoration. Undercarriage is clean and has been rustproofed, however a real close look by our Tri-Five Chevy expert does show some underlying degradation with the body mounts, a known problem with this group of automobiles. Close-up photos can be examined in the group of photos with this car.
This Chevy favorite is a beautiful presentation with careful attention to remain with original colors, but with fab retro new fabrics and textures. This tasteful atomic design, mixed with the new engine creates a crowd pleaser, and award winner, and a head turner, as well as a go anywhere classic car.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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