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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

History Overview:

The 1957 Chevrolet is one of the most popular American cars built---even though this was the first year Ford out-sold Chevrolet since the Model A.  Its unique styling caught on and remains today as the outstanding classic automobile of the 1950’s.  Properly equipped this car was, and is a formidable competitor on the race track.  Chevy did quite well on NASCAR and the other circuits.  At the 1957 Daytona Speed weeks it added more achievements.  In Class 4 (213 to 259 cid) they won the first three places in the flying mile; in Class 5 (259 to 305 cid) they took 33 out of 37 places.  A feat no other manufacturer could come close to matching.
This car was restored in 1993 and has all matching numbers for the engine, transmission, etc.  It is the winner of over 200 trophies, over 40 national and local car shows, and over 20 “Best Original Paint” awards.  It was featured on the magazine cover of Bow Tie Chevys and Chevy High Performance and in over a dozen other national magazines.
Vehicle Mileage: 63,404 original miles (less than 700 miles since restoration)
Total 1957 Chevrolet Car Production:  1,499,664
Total 1957 Hardtop Production:  166,426
MSRP: $2,299.00

Stock Number C 180

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

VIN Number:  VC57B246785
Assembly Plant:   N/A
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Matador Red w/India Ivory Top
Interior Trim:  Red & Black Vinyl
Engine:  283-CID-OHV-V-8 with Power-Pak (4-Barrel Carburetor & Dual Exhaust)
250 Horsepower)
Bore/Stroke: 3.88”X 3.00”

Transmission:  Powerglide

Equipment:

  • Wonderbar AM Push Button Radio
  • Electric Windshield Wipers
  • Power Steering
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Fender Skirts
  • Full Wheel Covers w/Spinners
  • New Coker Radial Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Dual Outside Remote Control Power Mirrors

Wheelbase:  115.0-inches
Overall Length:  N/A
Height: N/A
Width: N/A
Weight:  3,278

Stock Number: C 180

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