1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chevrolet designers were really hitting their stride in the mid 1950's with their tri fives, and you would arguably say the Magnum Opus was the last model of the tri five era the 57 Chevrolet. So how exactly does one take this masterpiece of bowtie design, and take it one step further? Something to really end up with the piece de resistance, and stand out from the crowd a bit, but all the while not ruining the original concept.
For consignment Classic Auto Mall gives you this “resto-morsel” of bowtie history, that pushes it to the limit, bit still maintains the intended look. Many an upgraded mechanical, many a custom part here, and there, creating an amalgamation that shows as a rolling piece of art.
Bathed in Burgundy/Red Candy with beautiful brite work badging and chrome, as well as the etched striped aluminum rear quarter panel flair, this car presents well. The roof of the car has some minor orange peeling that needs to be sanded to be a piece of glass like the rest of the car to make the exterior really perfect. US Mags “Milner” style deep dish chromed wheels 19 x 8 in front and 20 x 11 in rear, are wrapped by low profile Michelin Pilot Sport tires. (225/35/19 in front, and 335/30/20 rear). Full gray tint glass is all around, and window trim is excellent.
A full custom front leather 50/50 back, bench is stretching from door panel to door panel, and has power adjustments. The rear bench, also custom leather is flanked by leather side panels and the curved rear window B pillar and topped by a pristine headliner. Door panels sport billet style handles, and a wing window crank, and house power windows toggles for all around. Fronting the custom bench is a chocolate with light tan two tone metal dash, that houses most of the original chrome from the original design of the car. The instrument cluster has been totally replaced by Dakota Digital Gauges, which glow a beautiful red. Some of the original knobs and controls are still utilized and are sunk into that original aluminum with the fine checkered etched pattern. Growing out from this custom dash is an Ididit tilt steering column, and it is topped by a Billet Specialties steering wheel. Sit in air-conditioned comfort as you rifle through the retro sound “Long Beach” stereo which can be an AM/FM radio, a Bluetooth player, a USB, AUX, Apple, Sirius XM ready multiple media player.
A 502ci RamJet GM crate engine with a 700 R4 automatic transmission attached to the rear of this healthy mill, takes you down the road quickly.
A full custom “Auto Weld” chassis holds all this beauty above it. Ladderbar rear suspension, tubular A front suspension, rack and pinion steering, and a Tanks brand EFI fuel tank, along with a 9” rear end. Disc brakes are noted on all 4 corners.
Although restored original examples are increasingly rare, modern customizers and restorers are creating fast, powerful, ultra-modern hot rods that are winning the '57 Chevy a whole new generation of fans. This car is a perfect example of this concept. An ultra-fine restoration job, with plenty of kick!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is 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.