An icon in American automotive design known throughout the world! Considered the junior Cadillac to consumers, it possessed the classic 1950's rear fins, plenty of trim to polish from front to back, and a very handsome look overall! Chevrolet called it “Sweet, Smooth, and Sassy!” in their advertising copy. Words that continue to ring true today, and a perfect embodiment of young mid-Fifties America! The Bel Air was a full-size automobile that was produced from 1950-1981 by the Chevrolet division of General Motors and molded well to each generation that it was produced in. With only two door hardtop variants being produced for the first three production years, the idea of keeping it a model changed along the way as it became a trim level. Starting 1953, Chevrolet continued the Bel Air name but as a unique body shape or as a premium trim that was applied to many different body styles. This continued until the discontinuation of the highly recognized name tag until 1975, but even then it was still produced in Canada for another six years. This model has become one of the most recognizable models in auto shows and continues to be one of the greats of the earlier years of the automotive.
GR auto Gallery is pleased to offer this award winning, fully restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible for the world to consider. This car is finished in Tropical Turquoise exterior paint, white convertible top and two tone interior. The original drivetrain was removed and upgraded to a purpose built 327 V8 built by chipper. Engine features Fuelie heads, aluminimum Torker intake manifold, Holly 650CFM dual feed Carb, Big Crank – 350 – with large journals, Accel Distributer, Torker Cam, chrome valve covers, chrome air cleaner with filter, aluminum pulleys, etc. According to the dyno results, the motor produces 412hp at 6500rmp. This power is transferred to the rear wheels by an M22 Rock crusher transmission. The front suspension and steering components all have been refurbished with new bushings. Other highlights included disc brakes, new master, proportioning valve, HD radiator, 17 inch retro rims, new carpet etc. Mechanically this Bel Air is spot on and possess excellent drivability in all traffic situation. If you are going across town or across the country, it is time to drop the top in this iconic tri-five Chevy.
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