1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Type: Sedan
Doors: 4
Year: 1957
Mileage: 10,003
VIN: VB57S310394
Color: Teal
Engine: 350 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Teal
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

Description for Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 1957

Don't let the modern wheels and tires fool you, this is one beautifully done 1957 Chevrolet 210 sedan. It wears its striking original color combination and carries a great-running small block V8, so if you've been looking for an attractive '57 that won't rob your kids of their inheritance, this is the one.India Ivory over Tropical Turquoise is one of the more popular color combinations in 1957, and it looks like pure 1950s from here in the 21st century. Everyone loves the way '57 Chevys look, that much is obvious from the fact that we can't keep them in stock, but you rarely see a 210 4-door sedan restored to this level sporting a price tag comparable to a Hyundai. The paint is quite good and captures the original color very well, with a shine that only modern finishes can deliver. All four doors fit well... wait, you didn't notice that it's a four-door? That's probably because of the clever trick they used, blending the quarter panel trim into the rear door to make it look like a 2-door. Chrome is a combination of nice original stuff and newer pieces like the bumpers, and you know that kind of work probably cost a significant fraction of the asking price for the whole car. Gold anodized V badges on the hood and trunk are well-earned, because this is a factory V8 car, and details like the hood bullets and intricate trim on the tail fins remain in excellent condition. If you like the exterior colors, you're going to go nuts when you see the spectacularly restored two-tone interior. Capturing the same colors, the bright, airy interior shows of what the mid-range Chevys were all about in 1957: tasteful but functional. Dark carpets contrast with the upholstery and stylish door panels look good, although there is some flaking on the rear passenger's door. The dash is painted Tropical Turquoise to bring it together nicely and all the factory instrumentation appears to be original with auxiliary dials installed under the dash. You'll note that the shifter quadrant shows an extra position, complements of the TH350 3-speed automatic overdrive transmission that's been secretly installed and there's an AM/FM radio nestled neatly into the original slot in the dash and powering speakers on the rear package shelf. There's a big trunk to help with that and it includes a reproduction rubber mat and a metal box for the relocated battery.Plenty of upgrades under the hood, where you'll find a smart-running small block V8 that has looks dressed to impress. There's an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor on a polished intake manifold, matching finned valve covers, and new chrome accessories with billet brackets. The block is Chevy Orange, of course, but everything else is shiny, including the aluminum radiator. It starts easily and purrs with that awesome small block Chevy sound, using long-tube headers and twin Flowmaster mufflers to get its point across. Thanks to the aforementioned TH350 transmission, it just loafs along on the highway remains very easy to drive no matter your age. The underside is in excellent condition with stock suspension and brakes, so it does feel like 1957 all over again. The Cragar wheels are admittedly a little flashy, but with 225/70/15 front and 235/70/15 rear white-letter radials, they do give the Chevy a sporty look and stock wheels are easy to find if that's what you prefer.This Chevy is nice all out of proportion to the price. If this was a 2-door hardtop it would be more than twice the price, so take advantage of this opportunity and call today!