614 E. Auto Center Dr.
You're looking at a tribute to one of the meanest street machine ever. But this 1957 Chevrolet 150 not only looks like a Black Widow sedan, but also the fuel-injected powerhouse under the hood and four-on-the-floor give you the performance of a true blacktop king.
The quality work that went onto this car is as clear as black and white. In fact, you can see the level of investment every time the sunlight hits the high-gloss two-tone. It's particularly special to get this right, because those who know performance history also know the significance of the black and white car dressed as a utility sedan. A select few were optioned to be the light and powerful "Black Widows" of the boulevard. This cool history is also why this one has all the 150-model specific elements, including the white steelies with half wheel-covers and the sash molding that were made famous by the upper level trims in previous years. But more than just the unique pieces, the Chevy 150 shares all the iconic '57 Chevy elements we all love. The sharp tailfins, dual jet-inspired hood ornaments, and wide grille that looks like a big chrome smile - it all makes sure that everyone remembers this Black Widow.
The 150 line had one of the coolest interior patterns around. The comfy cloth inserts on the seats and the matching side panels were as wild as some of the custom creations that would come out decades later. So the restored interior will attract a wide range of people. That's why it's nice that this tribute car has a back seat to share with more family and friends (utility sedans just had a parcel shelf.) You'll love how the dash continues the black and silver theme. There's a great period-correct look everywhere from the dual spoke steering wheel to the racer's radio delete. Even upgrades like the under dash tach and Hurst shifter fit in with the era nicely.
You're going to lift the hood at every car show, because the callouts on the rear fender were not lying. This is a true fuel-injected '57 Chevy. In fact, people will marvel at this motor because it has many of the main components to resemble a period-correct Rochester Fi unit. So you'll love the detail work everywhere from the classic cool air intake to the Chevrolet script valve covers. But the real secret here is that this powerhouse takes advantage of decades of GM innovation. It's really a 350 cubic-inch Ram Jet V8! So you get a vintage look, serious power, and a terrific story about its overall lineage. It fires up readily with a sweet rumble from the dual exhaust. And the four-speed manual transmission puts you in firm control of the power and soundtrack. There are some subtle upgrades to make this a nicer modern cruiser, like power steering and modern Michelin tires, but nothing on this well-restored car takes away from the absolute classic cool of the Black Widow feeling.
This is an outstanding vintage packaging paying proper tribute to one of the best street machines of all time. So if you're looking for a sleek black legend, call today!
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