1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
$109,900

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    VC57B197912
  • Classic Car ID
    102038328
  • Stock Number
    121044
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    1,557 miles
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Tropical Turquoise
  • Interior Color
    Turquoise and Ivory vinyl
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While we do our best to present all vehicles as honestly and accurately as possible, Harwood Motors Ltd. cannot guarantee the veracity of the information contained herein. This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, suitability, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Harwood Motors Ltd. is not an expert in the construction, metallurgy, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle ever made. Harwood Motors Ltd. strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. We cannot guarantee the fitness of any components beyond a visual inspection and normal operation of the vehicle. We do not perform internal examinations, so we cannot guarantee the condition of unseen internal components such as crankshafts, bearings, gears, and other mechanical equipment. This also applies to electronics such as radios, clocks, gauges, light fixtures, switches, or other electrical devices. Buyer should personally inspect the vehicle and satisfy himself as to its mechanical and cosmetic fitness. We always welcome inspections by Buyers and/or third parties who wish to undertake such examinations at their own expense. Harwood makes no warranty or representation regarding mileage unless otherwise stated. Listed prices do not include additional fees, state, federal, or local taxes, or shipping and delivery costs. Harwood Motors Ltd collects a $150.00 documentation fee on every vehicle purchase. Buyer is entirely responsible for satisfying himself that the car is as-represented prior to purchase and there are no warranties, expressed or implied, involved in the sale of any motor vehicle represented by Harwood Motors Ltd.

Classic Car Overview

Beautiful body-off restoration in original colors. Correct Power Pack V8 with PowerGlide automatic. Power top, power steering, power brakes. Nicely detailed engine and chassis. A gorgeous 57 Bel Air ragtop that s ready to enjoy.

If you re going to own a 1957 Chevy, it may as well be a top-of-the-line Bel Air convertible. And as long as you re doing top-of-the-line, how about a stunning 50s pastel color combination? Better yet code 799 Tropical Turquoise over code 680 Ivory and Turquoise vinyl is the car s original combination, so it hasn t been re-made to be someone else s idea of greatness, it was great from the very beginning. Thanks to a frame-off, rotisserie restoration that was completed in a few years ago, this Chevy is in fantastic condition. The lovely turquoise paint is wonderfully deep and bright, with no distortions in the final finish, a result that only comes from a professional color sand and buff, and the gaps are very good throughout the car. All the original Bel Air trim was either restored or replaced, with one or two exceptions that show just a bit of age notable only because of how nice everything else is. The big anodized billboards on the quarters are excellent, the gold grille and Chevrolet emblems are vivid, and the massive bumpers show better chrome than they were putting on the cars in 1957. The car has been driven and enjoyed since it was finished (which was the whole point of the restoration) but it remains in very, very good condition overall. And it s kind of nice to see a 57 Chevy convertible that isn t over-dressed with accessories this one is just clean and as the designers intended.

As I mentioned, the code 680 Ivory and Turquoise vinyl interior is also how this car was originally ordered, and it has been exactly reproduced for this ragtop. The 57 Chevy interiors were arguably the most artistic of all of GM s offerings in 1957, with a blend of colors and textures that led the industry. The interior remains in like-new condition with hardly any signs of use beyond some extremely minor stretching of the lower cushion upholstery. Matching door panels are as dramatic as the exterior trim and the big steering wheel with horn ring is so iconic that there are billet reproductions made for hot rods. Simple gauges are all fully operational and they ve thankfully chosen not to add extra dials on or under the dash, so it looks clean and OEM. The bright trim is excellent, the steering wheel is beautifully restored, and when you settle in behind the wheel, it s hard not to feel like a million bucks. The only notable deviations from stock are a set of seat belts and the digital AM/FM radio slotted into the dash, but if you re doing it right, the radio won t be an issue this car is about the drive! Overhead, there s a crisp white power convertible top that folds easily and stows under a contrast white boot and the trunk is correctly finished with a rubber mat, full-sized spare tire, and a correct jack assembly with instruction card.

While they built plenty of 6-cylinder 1957 Chevrolets, this wasn t one of them. Under the hood, you ll find a correct 283 cubic inch V8 with the 4-barrel/dual exhaust Power Pack option, including the correct heads. Chevy wasn t doing matching numbers in the traditional sense, but this is the right motor for this car and it was fully rebuilt when the car was restored a few years ago. Turn the key and it fires easily and idles well, and you ll be surprised by the performance if delivers on the open road. Obviously it was fully detailed before it was dropped back into the glossy black engine bay, with correct stamped valve covers with Chevrolet script, a heavy-duty air cleaner, and, of course, Chevy Orange paint. Little things like the GM-stamped hoses and correct wire clamps, a reproduction battery topper, and proper Delco generator help with the very authentic look. Under the big air cleaner there s a correct Carter WCFB 4-barrel carburetor and a new wiring harness ensures reliability. In fact, just about everything under the hood is new and it presents zero issues for the new owner who wants to drive his 57 Chevy, because that s exactly what this car was restored to do. The 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission shifts properly and should be virtually indestructible and with 3.23 gears in the rear end, it s a comfortable highway cruiser that ll go anywhere without complaint. The floors show correct red oxide primer and just the right amount of overspray, while the front end was fully rebuilt with new bushings, tie rods, and ball joints. A reproduction exhaust system gives it a nice V8 burble and you ll note it even has correct spiral shocks, a nice detail. It sits on correct 14-inch steel wheels with spinner hubcaps, as well as a set of authentic-looking 7.50-14 Goodyear wide whites that are just about ideal for a car like this.

We know there are a lot of 57 Chevys out there, but you will not find many restored to this level with this attention to detail. It s fully sorted and built to drive, which is really what you should be doing with any vintage car. Few will attract the attention of this 57 and almost everyone who sees it will not only have a great memory, but they ll envy the person behind the wheel. This is a flat-out awesome car. Call today!

Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

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