The great thing about the 1957 Chevy being one of the most popular cars of all time is that theres a vast aftermarket that allows you to build exactly the 57 Chevy of your dreams. This gorgeous Bel Air hardtop is a mild resto-mod with all the modern conveniences, but a very traditional stock look. If you enjoy driving your collector cars, you need to drive this 57.
As a solid southern car, its an incredibly straight, clean hardtop that totally nails the traditional, OEM look that so many people admire. With a show-quality Matador Red finish atop some extremely straight bodywork, it would be easy to dismiss this one as a trailer queen. Gaps are excellent, and the paint is so vivid that you need sunglasses to look directly at it. All the delightful 57 Chevy details are in place, too, including the gold anodized front grille and stylized V that indicates 8 cylinders under the hood, the polished stainless trim along the flanks and which surrounds the anodized panels in back. Show chrome like this doesnt come cheap, either, and theres no evidence that any corners were cut anywhere on this car.
Original materials and patterns were used for the interior as well, duplicating the 50s with a few thoughtful upgrades that make it a pleasure to drive. The seats are gorgeous red and black fabric with vinyl trim, and it fits so well that it was surely done by professionals not in someones garage. Black carpets with red rubber floor mats continue the theme down low, while the beautifully restored dashboard is full of rebuilt gauges. Air conditioning has been integrated into the dash as well, but its so neatly done that you hardly even notice it, even when you know its there. Theres a 700R4 4-speed automatic behind the engine, but the only tipoff is a properly labeled shift indicator, which now shows four forward gears. And speaking of trick modifications, check out the beautiful stock-style wheel which could easily pass for original, were it not for the smaller 15-inch diameter. Too cool!
A fully dressed 350 cubic inch small block delivers the power, and given the amount of dress-up on the engine, youre going to have to practice getting the hood open every time you stop. Fitted with a Summit serpentine belt system for reliability, a massive radiator, and power steering and brakes, it drives like a modern car. Stainless hoses and thoughtful wire routing keep everything neat, and the beautifully finished inner fenders are the perfect background for the glittering engine. Underneath, its like a stock car, with red oxide primer on the floors and a satin black frame, complete with a 3.50 geared rear end with Positraction. Vintage Torque-Thrust wheels complete the illusion and wear new BFGoodrich radials.
With less than 1000 miles since the build was completed, this is a new car in every way. A stunning integration of stock and modified, if only every resto-mod were this nice. Call today.
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.