1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Convertible Car for sale in Freeland, Washington 98249
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Matt Nichols, the current owner since 2002, used this car for parades and auto shows. The previous owner, after restoration, displayed it in auto shows only. This car won a National Silver Award at Western National for Excellence July 23, 1993. Out of 1000 points possible, this car had 997 points, almost a gold award!!
This is a stunning, numbers-matching 1957 Bel Air convertible. complete with its original Power Pack setup, and finished in spectacular Onyx black, with red and silver vinyl interior, there are few more iconic collector cars than the "57 Chevy convertible!
Rapidly escalating values are proof that even with a mass-produced car, the rules of supply and demand prevail. In short, everyone loves "57 Chevy's. The restoration is approximately 20 years old, but the car shows only just over 2200 miles since then and has been perfectly preserved since then in a climate-controlled stasis, so it remains fresh, crisp and ready to show.
This car is authentic and just like it is just off the showroom floor. It comes complete with fender skirts.The chrome and stainless restoration are magnificent! From the wide grilled and rubber-tipped "Dagmars", to the bright side panels that mark this as a Bel Air model, to the gold anodized V emblems, front and rear that symbolize a V8 engine under the hood, all the little details are beautifully restored. Both front and rear bench seats use correct patterns and materials, including the tufted buttons on the seatbacks, and the door panels are like new. The dash is full of restored gauges, and the color-matched steering wheel shows no cracks or signs of wear. An original AM radio still lives in the dash, and right underneath is a glove box full of original owners manuals. A Large 1957 Shop Manual will go with the car. Correct carpets are Protected by a set of matching floor mats, while overhead there's a neatly fitted power convertible top. The trunk is correctly restored with a rubber mat, with a spare mounted in the trunk. A 283 Power Pack V8, lives under the hood and uses a 4 barrel carb and dual exhaust to deliver 220 hp. Performance is lively with great V8 sounds and a healthy burble from the dual tailpipes, that exit under the rear bumper. Coated in traditional Chevy Orange, the engine is highly correct, right down to the original generator with an integral power steering pump on its back. Underneath, the chassis is clean and ready to show, with a 2-speed PowerGlide driving the original rear end. Red oxide primer on the floors is how they were built originally, and it rolls on a set of 5.70-14 wide whites with spinner hubcaps. Well restored "57 Chevy's seem recession-proof, with prices that seem rock-solid. This one could be considered a blue-chip investment, and its current condition is a testament to the quality of the restoration.
Call Matt at 206-550-9410, if you are interested in this investment.
Classic Car ID101364857
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
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