1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  • Year: 1957

  • Make: Chevrolet

  • Model: Bel Air

  • Mileage:3,512

  • Exterior Color: Harbor Blue 796

  • Interior Color: Blue 679

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Specs:

  • Comprehensive frame-off restoration

  • 283 Power Pack 4 Barrell

  • Powerglide transmission

  • Power steering

  • Power brakes with Treadle Vac

  • Ram Horn Manifolds

  • OE Style Exhaust

  • Correct Style Generator

  • Correct Style Radiator

  • Correct Style Fan

  • Correct Style Distributor

  • Correct Style Air Cleaner

  • Correct Style Pulleys

  • Correct Style Hose Clamps

  • Windshield Washers

  • Electric Wipers

  • Power Top

  • Continental Kit

  • Tinted Glass

  • Power Seats

  • Power Windows

  • Dual Power Antenna

  • AM Pushbutton Radio

  • Day/Night Mirror

  • Dual Outside Mirrors

  • Fender Skirts

  • T-3 headlamps

  • Clock

  • Correct Bumper Jack Assembly

  • Bumper Guars

  • Spinner Hubcaps

  • Correct 14" Wide White Wall Tires

  • Dual Horns

  • Correct Oxide Floors

  • Nail Guards

 

 

Information on Bel Air's:

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size car produced by Chevrolet for the 1950–1975 model years. Initially, only the two-door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952. With the 1953 model year, the Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a unique body shape to a premium level of trim applied across a number of body styles. The Bel Air continued with various other trim level designations, and it went from a mid-level trim car to a budget fleet sedan when U.S. production ceased in 1975. Production continued in Canada, for its home market only, through the 1981 model year.

 

The Chevrolet Bel Air, especially its third generation design, has been considered an icon of the 1950s. Well-maintained and preserved examples are highly sought after by car collectors and enthusiasts.

 

In 1957 engine displacement grew to 283 cu in (4.6 L) with the "Super Turbo Fire V8" option (shared with the Corvette), producing 283 hp (287 PS; 211 kW) @ 6200 rpm and 290 lb⋅ft (393 N⋅m) @ 4400 rpm of torque[16] with the help of Rochester Ramjet[17] continuous mechanical fuel injection (closed-loop).[18] These so-called "fuelie" cars are quite rare, since most Bel Airs were fitted with carburetion.

 

The 1957 Bel Air is considered by many to be "an icon of its age. . .right alongside Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and Leave it to Beaver," and is among the most recognizable American cars of all time;[19] well-maintained examples, especially sport coupes and convertibles are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. They are roomy, with tastefully restrained, period use tail fins and chrome. A second automatic transmission, Turboglide was optional. While the original two-speed Powerglide continued unchanged, Turboglide provided a continuously variable gear-ratio which made "shifting" imperceptible. The shift quadrant on Turboglide cars followed a "P R N D Gr" pattern.[20][21]

 

From 1955 to 1957, production of the two-door Nomad station wagon was assigned to the Bel Air series, although its body and trim were unique to that model. Prior to becoming a regular production model, the Nomad first appeared as a Corvette-based concept vehicle in 1954. Chevrolet has since unveiled two concept cars bearing the Nomad name, most recently in 1999. The 1955–1957 Chevrolets are commonly referred to as Tri Fives.

 

The 1955–1957s were made in right-hand drive and shipped from Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario, for local assembly in Australia (CKD), New Zealand (SKD) and South Africa. All three model years had a reversed version of the '55 LHD dashboard and did not get the LHD models' 1957 redesign.

 

 Cars in great condition runs and drives well.

 

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