1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

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$99,000
Condition Used
Mileage 28,230 miles
Year 1957
Engine 283 CI V-8
Fuel Gas

Vehicle Details

Condition Used
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR
Year 1957
Price $99,000
Mileage 28,230 miles
Fuel Gas
Color Red & White
Body Style 2D
Transmission Automatic
Doors 2D
Engine 283 CI V-8

Vehicle Description

Believed to be 28,320 actual miles, 283 CI V-8 engine, Carter 4-barrel carburetor, Dual exhaust, Automatic transmission, Power brakes, Finished in Matador Red with two-tone Red and Silver interior, Fender skirts, Tinted windshield, Gold anodized grille, Front and rear bumper guards, Clock and upgraded, AM/FM/Cassette stereo, Dual antennas, Bel Air floor mats, Full size spinner wheel covers, Wide Whitewall tires, 

Four years after Chevrolet changed the name of its top-line Styleline series to Bel Air, the quintessential classic was unveiled in 1957 with a simple and bold approach—bigger meant better. The three 1957 series models included the upscale Bel Air, midrange 210 and the 150. A two-door station wagon, the Nomad, was also offered as a Bel Air model. A new generation of Chevrolet was originally scheduled for 1957, but production delays forced a change of plans. Instead, upgrades to the car were substantial in 1957. The new-look Bel Air also cost substantially more, but it was justified with innovation and grandeur. The '57 edition debuted with a larger 283 CI small-block V-8 and a more pronounced front bumper and grille. Massive (now iconic) tailfins and twin chrome rocket hood ornaments were introduced. A new dashboard was featured, and air ducts were relocated to the headlights pods.

Sometimes referred to as "Baby Cadillac," the startling new Bel Air was a star re-born. The Bel Air was highly coveted and remains so today. The 1957's bold design was offered in several new color schemes, including a stunning finish: Matador Red with a two-tone red and silver interior. It was the first Chevrolet offered with its displacement matching its horsepower, and the Turboglide transmission, also new for the model year, made, as its name sounds, easier gear-shifting.

And there's even more with this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible. This '57 Bel Air’s V-8 has a Carter 4-barrel carburetor, dual exhaust, power brakes and an automatic transmission. Fender skirts, a tinted windshield, dual antennas and front and rear bumper guards are new-year attributes, and there's also an upgraded AM/FM/Cassette stereo, Bel Air floor mats, full-size spinner wheel covers and wide whitewall tires. In 1957, to give the car a lower stance, 14-inch wheels replaced the 15-inch wheels from the 1956 model. To add more pizzazz, a mesh grille insert and front fender chevrons were added. The Chevrolet script on the hood and trunk of this Bel Air are presented in anodized gold.