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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1957
Mileage: 16,434
VIN: VC57A200809
Color: Blue
Engine: 350 V8 Crate
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 1957

If you're looking to play in the big leagues, this phenomenal 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible is your ticket. Even at this price, someone's losing a ton of money on the build, and with a long list of upgrades and a traditional look, it's the kind of car that that stops even the most jaded car show fan in his tracks.Well-done cars stand out. Sure, the soft Larkspur Blue paint is subtle, but it's really the details and craftsmanship that get your attention. Looking at this '57, you'll discover that someone spent months getting the body panels to line up exactly, smoothing the surface so that the transition from one piece to the next is seamless, and to eliminate any waves or ripples in the final product. Finished in 2007, it still looks fantastic thanks to expert care and quality workmanship, and we do like the fact that it's not red. All the Bel Air details remain, so it has a stock look enhanced primarily by its stance, and you can bet that the bill for all the brightwork was about the size of a college education. Of note, that's a California 1-piece front bumper (good luck finding another one of those!), and all the gold anodized parts have been polished to a high shine.There's more beautiful work inside, where old and new are subtly blended in such an expert way that it's hard to discern where the original gear stops and the new stuff starts. The original bench seats wear correct two-tone blue upholstery with textured inserts, there are correct carpets with matching rubber floor mats, and the two-tone dash is a neat custom twist that most folks will think is an original feature. The gauges are modern pieces from Classic Instruments that fit neatly in the original pods, and the factory A/C vents are fed by a powerful modern A/C system from Vintage Air. An Ididit tilt column wears a three-spoke wheel that comes from a vintage Corvette, a nice touch. Entertainment comes via an AM/FM/cassette stereo in the original slot and the fantastic matching blue convertible top stows with the touch of a button. Open the trunk and you'll find a very correct cargo bay, complete with rubber mat and a vintage bias-ply spare on a painted steel wheel.As I mentioned, the engine is a crate 350, but they did more than take it out of the box and throw it in. The block was smoothed and painted in Chevy Orange, then topped with a lot of polished aluminum and chrome. For power there's an Edelbrock intake manifold with a Holley 600 carb on top, along with a set of Hedman headers to handle the exhaust. A big aluminum radiator has no trouble keep it nice and cool, and the brakes are upgraded with a dual reservoir master cylinder and front discs. The suspension features 2-inch drop spindles up front and custom leaf springs out back to suspend a Chevy Nova 10-bolt rear end. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps off easy shifts and the stance is accentuated by a set of 15-inch Torque Thrust wheels with staggered 205/70/15 front and 235/70/15 Goodyear radials.Yeah, it really is as nice as it looks, and if you're serious about owning a '57 Chevy convertible, you'll have a hard time topping this Bel Air. Call today!