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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Power Pack – Convertible
“Peggy Sue”
Vin Number: VC570116502

Exterior Color: Larkspur Blue

PEGGY SUE
Buddy Holly wrote a song about Peggy Sue that became a legend. Now take a closer look at the legend that became famous overnight. The information here will guide you to the the 1957 Chevy (driven to the levy?) Bel Air Convertible previously owned by Peggy Sue Gerron, high school classmate & friend of Buddy Holly. The song may not have been as famous had it not been for Buddy Holly bumping into Peggy Sue Gerron in their high school hallway in Lubbock, Texas and when we say bump we mean bump. So hard so that Buddy knocked Peggy Sue to the ground. When he helped her to her feet he apologized, introduced himself and asked for her name. When he found out her name he changed the name of an already written song from Linda Lou (so the story goes) to Peggy Sue. Peggy Sue Guerron did keep in touch with Buddy Holly and even married the drummer in Buddy's backup band, The Crickets, Jerry Allison. Peggy Sue Gerron Allison currently resides in Lubbock, Texas and is often on the lecture tour.

As for the car, this '57 has:
Engine: 283 c.i. V/8 w/Power Pack (4-Barrel Carbeurator
& Dual Exhaust
245 Horespower

Bore/Stroke: 3.88"/3.00"

Transmission: 3-Speed Manual Column Shift

Equipment: AM PUSH BUTTON RADIO
POWER STEERING
POWER BRAKES
POWER TOP
CALIFORNIA ONE-PIECE FRONT BUMPER
ELECTRIC CLOCK
CONTINENTAL SPARE TIRE KIT
FULL WHEEL COVERS w/SPINNERS
DOOR HANDLE SHIELDS
WINDSHIELD WASHER
RADIATOR INSECT SCREEN
INSIDE DAY/NIGHT REAR VIEW MIRROR
DUAL OUTSIDE MIRRORS
COURTESY GLOVE BOX & TRUNK LAMPS
CIGARETTE LIGHTER & LAMPS
TISSUE DISPENSER
FENDER SKIRTS
DELUXE HEATER & DEFROSTER
BACKUP LIGHTS
WIDE WHITESIDE-WALL TIRES

Wheelebase: 115.0"

Weight: 3,409 lBS.

This is the most sought after 1957 of all Chevrolet Convertibles and is the only one of its kind. It has been registered and given the name "Peggy Sue." No other 1957 Chevy has that distinction. In fact, the car's portrait was done by a well known artist, Thomas Brooks, and only 1,000 signed and numbered Limited Edition prints were produced. Die-Cast model maker Ertl even did their own 1/18th" scale 35th Anniversary Edition of the car and only a few still exist. 
Total 1957 Chevrolet Car Production..................1,499,664
Total 1957 Chevy Convertible model produced ......47,562

Total Peggy Sue models built.................1

MSRP new: $2,511

Below: Step by step (photo-by-photo) backup for all work done to restore the Peggy Sue back to original condition.

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