800 Derita Road, Ste. A
The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is arguably the most iconic classic. There is a magnetism from this patriotism that made everyone need to check these out at car shows and give a polite honk when one passes by. So to find this idol with V8 power, correct colors, great features, and an outstanding presentation means you get to own the one car that lives up to everyone's nostalgia.
The top-dog status of this drop-top is already firmly established. But more than just a historically beautiful design, this example has been given proper care in its restoration to really remain a standout. The Imperial Ivory paint gives the delicate lines the gloss of porcelain. And the complete brightwork package is basically an icon all on its own. The full-length trim w/tailfin insert, dual bullet-style hood ornaments, and golden Chevrolet badging signal that this VC-code coupe is truly the tops. The front end gives this the 10,000-watt smile that makes us all instantly fall in love, so it's great to see the chrome so bright here. Plus, the details work is terrific. Factory-style items like the wheel covers and whitewall tires meet classic upgrades like fender skirts, dual aerials, and a continental kit all to make sure this looks like a true '57 cruiser.
The white roof has a truly regal look against the white paint, but a convertible like this is also meant for top-down fun. So we're especially glad to see the rare power windows feature with the power top. It's means you don't even have to leave the driver's seat to open this one up to the world! The trim tag tells us that the two-tone is correct for the car, and so it was born with this ideal color theme. After all, the red adds vividness and the sliver coordinates with the Bel Air's bright trim. Just like the exterior, you'll love how the interior is a detail-oriented package with the highly stylized Bel Air steering wheel, crisp gauges, and nice carpeting. And the upgraded AM/FM digital tuner with aux input is a retro-style unit, so you get a vintage look but the best in modern driving music.
As a VC-code Bel Air, you'll be happy to see a correct-style 283 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. This was the largest of the new small blocks of the time, and it really helped the '57 obtain its legendary status. With a history this important, you'll love lifting the hood at car shows and revealing the time capsule of an engine bay. From the big black air grabber to the stylized Chevrolet script on the valve covers, this is an attention getter. The four-barrel carburetor allows the motor to inhales deeply, and the dual exhaust lets it exhale with the proper V8 sound. It's the kind of classic you'll want to take everywhere, and so it comes with nice driving features like a Powerglide automatic transmission (year-correct), power brakes, and power steering.
This rolling icon retains all of its best vintage elements, right down to the color theme. And all the subtle upgrades only go to make this a better cruiser. So if you're ready for the ultimate American classic, call now!
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