||Red & White
||283 CI V-8
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. 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. Contact us for a private or remote showing and information. Eric Faulkner - Custom Rods and Muscle 567.890.7637