1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe SOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $38,000 - $48,000
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

$41,250 Sold

220hp, 283 cu. in. Super Turbo-Fire V8 engine, Powerglide automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with leaf springs and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115"

The 1957 Chevrolet is one of the most attractive and sought after collector cars in the world. The first year for Chevy ’ s 283 cubic inch engine, this reliable, high performance, lightweight powerplant would serve as the foundation of the Chevy small block ’ s storied history.

Riding on new 14 inch tires, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air was 2.5 inches longer and stood 1.5 inches lower than the previous year ’ s model. The 1957 Bel Air also featured a distinctive new grille integrated with new front bumpers. Gunsight ornaments fronted the new windsplitters on the hood. At the rear, distinct new tail fins ended in sharply defined chrome caps and the gas filler was concealed behind the left taillight. The top of the line Bel Air also had chrome sills and distinctive ribbed satin finish wedge panels on the rear fenders. Bel Airs were available in seven different models and were trimmed with anodized aluminum on the rear body side panels.

The 1957 Chevrolet was a runaway sales success, selling over a million and a half cars. The universally appealing good looks of the 1957 can largely be credited for the car ’ s lasting popularity. However, for many new car buyers it was the seemingly endless list of factory options that made the 1957 Chevrolet their choice above all others. It was these factory accessories that could make a new Chevrolet as opulent as a Cadillac or as sparse as one needed, which made the car appealing to every budget.

Finished in Matador Red, the striking 1957 Bel Air two-door Sport Coupe pictured here has been restored to better than new condition. The engine compartment is highly detailed, adhering to original factory specifications. The body panels and fit are superb and the undercarriage is as detailed as the rest of the car. The glass, brightwork and chrome are exemplary. Accordingly, the condition and fit of the seats and carpets are first rate. Featuring the correct full wheel covers on painted steel rims mounted with wide whitewall tires, this beautifully restored ’ 57 Chevy is ready for show.

Reference Number 5884

as of 1/11/2007

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Car 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
VIN VC578230808 
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