1957 Chevy 210 Hardtop NHRA National Champion 60's Drag Car 283 4spd Race Street

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air/150/210
SubModel: 210
Type: Coupe
Year: 1957
Mileage: 36,327
VIN: VB57J235413
Color: Blue & White
Engine: 283
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: East Haddam, Connecticut, United States

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Description of 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210

Own a piece of drag racing history! Original Patrick Bros. 1957 Chevy 210 2dr Hardtop "In-Bomber" Jr. Stock Drag Car, NHRA Indy Champion, campaigned out of Omaha, Nebraska 1966-1970. This '57 was part of a three-car team which included Fred Anderson's "Good In-Tension" and Don Stephenson's "Tension". Competed in the '68/'69 NHRA Indy Nationals, '68/'69 Pomona Winternationals, and '69 Dallas Springnationals. The car was H/Stock class champion at Indy in 1968 and Stock Eliminator runner up. Records were broken daily but winning at Indy is the biggest accomplishment a drag racer can make. The car ran a fuel injected 283ci/283hp most of it's career but did run dual quads for a brief period. The car was fully restored in 2010 to "as raced" appearance. Stunning paint and hand lettered graphics with many rare original and carefully reproduced stickers. All body panels are original. Only 36,327 original miles. One piece "California" frame with 4:56 posi rear and original Tension Team adjustable ladder bars. Original chrome reverse wheels mounted on original "new old stock" Firestone Drag front runners and M/T super stock cheater slicks. The engine is an original 283 bored & stroked to 331ci with a Crower solid lifter cam, rare Mondello posi-flow heads, 11:1 compression, dual quads, and more. On the dyno it made 403hp/388 ft lbs at 6,000 rpm and was still climbing. Stahl fenderwell headers are the original units from Fred Anderson's "Good In-Tension" '57 Chevy. Transmission is an aluminum case Borg Warner Super T-10 4spd with Schiefer aluminum flywheel, Lakewood scattershield, Ram racing clutch, and Hurst shifter. Too much history and documentation to list. Can be raced or shown at nostalgic drags or street driven if desired. This is a beautifully restored car with a fantastic story. It is currently the only known restored Indy winning jr stock '57 Chevy out there. Clear title with original vin tag. Located in East Haddam, Connecticut. Message or call Greg or Dean, 860-873-1092, cell 860-575-8998.