1957 Chevrolet 150SOLD

1957 Chevrolet 150

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While the Bel Air and their anodized quarter panels get all the attention, the humble 1957 Chevrolet 150 2-door post coupe makes a claim for being the cleanest of the '57 Chevys. With trim that echoes its older brothers in the Shoebox Chevy family, the 150 gets by with a minimum of flashy trim, yet retains that timeless 1957 look. This very handsome coupe is the recipient of a very high-quality restoration with a few tasteful upgrades that make it a fantastic cruiser and a top-quality show car that can be driven with pride. There are few better colors on a '57 Chevy than bright red. Bodywork was well done, and there are no signs of previous damage or repairs, and the car as it sits today is completely rust-free. Details like the fender edges remain well-defined and panel gaps are good, particularly the big hood which is always a challenge to fit. Detailing is crisp, and with the 150 trim on the quarters, the slight dip under the rear window is much more pronounced, giving the car more character that's often lost in the over-abundance of chrome on the Bel Air. Speaking of chrome, the bumpers, grille, and other bright parts have been refinished to show standards and you'll note that extra time was taken to ensure that all the stainless trim lines up properly. Correct Chevrolet badges have been installed front and rear, with the stylized 'V' that symbolizes V8 power under the hood, and all the glass is new. Nothing has been shaved or removed, and this car is a lot closer to stock than it would appear at first glance. Inside, you'll find an all-new interior done to original specifications, from the black and red seat covers to the very cool door panels. New red carpets are on the floor, covered by contrasting black rubber mats with inset Chevrolet logos, and overhead there's a fresh headliner that's taut and wrinkle-free. The original gauges still live in the dash, but have been augmented by a white-faced tachometer on the steering wheel in the finest street racer tradition, as well as a set of matching auxiliary gauges hanging underneath. Sharp-eyed viewers will also note that there's a discreetly hidden A/C box under there, which feeds ice cold conditioned air to the passenger compartment. That Hurst shifter with the cue ball up top is connected to a Muncie 4-speed and shifts as slick as a wet bar of soap, and the original radio still lives in the center of the dash. The trunk is proof that this is a super-clean, rust-free car, and also packs a correct rubber mat, full-sized spare, and a tool kit, just in case. The engine is an award-winning (twice!) 283 Chevy V8, as original. Topped by an Edelbrock carburetor and intake, both of which have Edelbrock's patented Endurashine finish, it runs just as good as it looks. Fully rebuilt during the restoration, the engine sports an .030 inch overbore and a bunch of traditional hot-rodding tricks to create a smooth-running powerplant that moves the lightweight 150 effortlessly. Everything that can be chromed, has been chromed, including those cool Chevy-logo valve covers and the alternator. The dual master cylinder was painted to match the body, and is a nice safety upgrade that nevertheless looks right at home under the '57's hood. Stainless steel Coolflex lines manage the coolant. Look a little closer and you'll discover neat little things like the black dice atop the carburetor mounting studs and the Chevy bowtie emblem on the firewall. The chassis has been finished in satin black, which makes for easy maintenance, and that Muncie 4-speed I mentioned earlier drives a set of 3.73 gears out back for impressive acceleration. Early-style ram's horn exhaust manifolds dump into a true dual exhaust system with a pair of Flowmaster mufflers and cool angle-cut tips under the rear bumper. It rolls on a set of brand new chrome Rally wheels and new BFGoodrich T/A radials. It's amazing what a difference a few pieces of trim make. Without the big Bel Air panels, this super clean 150 looks like an entirely different car, one that's lighter and better suited for battle on the streets. Beautifully built and highly detailed, this is a Chevy you'll be proud to own and show, and it has already proven it has what it takes to bring home trophies, having placed in every show in which it was entered, and with two "Best Engine" wins in the few short months since it was completed. This super-clean 150 is the perfect summertime cruiser, and few cars can compete with its star power at a show, because the '57 Chevy simply never goes out of style. Give us a call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 128436

as of 6/3/2011

Car 1957 Chevrolet 150
VIN A57K103451 
Mileage 66,573 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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