4610 Pet Lane
Tampa , Florida
Iconic on the outside, custom on the inside, and a powerful V8 under the hood you might have already fallen in love at first sight with this 1957 Chevrolet 210 post coupe, but it only gets better the deeper you dig.
The exterior is that perfect blend of vintage and upgraded. After all, there is arguably no better recognized shape than the Tri-Five Chevys, but you can also instantly tell this one is extra special. The body panels have the kind of straightness that only comes from taking real time and huge money to get right. And this investment pays off when it's the canvas for an artfully slick application of a modern burnt orange. The 210s from this year had almost as much trim as the Bel Airs, so it wasn't hard to finish the job of looking like one with acres of chrome and stainless that have a mirror-like quality. This includes the wide grille and bumper package with Dagmars as large as the headlights, dual jet-inspired hood ornaments, and the full-length body trim that ends in the hallmark bright tailfin inserts. But as much as we love those iconic pieces, the tinted windows, sport mirrors, and the those bright RT5 wheels also let you know there is modern performance beneath the vintage skin.
The moment you open the door, the two-tone interior will make you (and everyone else) instantly realize there has been a serious investment in customization. It starts with the modern bucket seats. They are power adjustable and have the kind of bolstering to give you an individual level of comfort that they could have never provided in '57. Plus, the cream leather with ostrich insert is a true master's touch. The color on the seats are the perfect complement to the custom door panels, as well as matching carpet, headliner, and center console it's truly a thoughtful and uniform build! And speaking of the center console, take a look at the thoughtful features that have been fully integrated. This includes cup holders front & rear, power windows, and a modern AM/FM/CD stereo with everything from satellite radio to Bluetooth. There's even modern R134a air conditioning to keep you feeling as cool as you look in this '57 Chevy. Plus, with the upgraded steering wheel (with matching ostrich grip), Lokar shifter, and well-integrated full gauge package, you know this is a custom that was meant to be driven.
The first Tri-Five Chevys were the dawn of the small block, but they were never given anything as powerful, or as turn-key as this. It's an LT1 V8 out of a C4 Corvette, another great Chevrolet icon. And take a few moments to appreciate how much gloss and shine is in that ultra-smooth engine bay (we dare you to find another component that can be polished!) So it's no wonder this total package is already a multiple award-winner. But more than just an amazing presentation, as you dig deeper, you see features like the large aluminum radiator w/electric fans, upgraded pulleys, fuel injection that help make this is a more useful driving machine. The same goes for the power steering and 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. And as you look underneath, you will not only see that this is fully painted, but also it has been upgraded with a tubular A-arm front suspension, sway bars front & rear, and power brakes with front discs. So you're looking at the iconic classic that's easy enough to drive on the morning commute.
Here's the hit of every cruise-in that's also reliable enough to take on the Power Tour. It's the kind of '57 Chevy that you've always wanted, and if you're quick enough, your reward is ready to come home. Call today!!!