1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1957
Mileage 4895
Engine 8
Doors 4
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Bel Air

Bel Air 1957

Title Status --
Exterior Color Colonial Cream Yello
Interior Color Yellow


This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been given strong investments to make sure it maximizes both the classic style and modern comfort. That's why you have sleek paint, shining chrome, V8 power, an overdrive transmission, and a cold-blowing A/C interior. And you know this one is going to get a ton of attention the moment you pull up to a car show and two sets of doors open up on this pillarless hardtop sedan.

The two-tone Colonial Cream and India White perfectly represents the idea of a sunny day classic. It's the factory-correct color combo, but the investment in a modern respray means there is a terrific shine that's brighter than your nostalgia. Even as a sedan, you still get that unmistakable '57 Chevy hardtop appearance with the pillarless profile and dip in the door line. Plus, the Bel Air's fanned tailfin trim is truly what sets this icon apart. And more than just looking cool, the hardtop sedan is actually a rarer classic than the hardtop coupe. Of course, the ultra-desirable style would not be complete without the big chrome kings of the intricate rear bumper that's crafted into the tailfin design, and the huge chrome front end that looks like a 10,000-watt smile. This one certainly goes for the premium appearance with details like fender skirts, bright factory wheel covers, and the V8's correct gold anodized trim. So in total, you can really tell this once has been given all the right investment to be, straight, correct, memorable, and worthy of some top trophies at the car shows.

One of the big reasons why you'll be keeping all the windows down on this hardtop is so people can get a good look at one of the most striking factory color combinations inside. The exterior-matching yellow vinyl is joined by textured black on the door panels and button-top seats. And with the full yellow and black on the headliner, carpeting, and dash, it's eye-catching total appearance. There are crisp, clean gauges behind the highly stylized Bel Air steering wheel. The rest of the chrome on the dash looks amazing with all the right pieces working, including the dome light. One piece that is purposely not working is the AM radio. It's in the dash for display and your real driving music comes from a hidden upgraded AM/FM stereo that gives you better driving music. And a modern R134a air conditioning system was added so you can enjoy cruising with the windows down even in the summer.

Part of what makes these cars a legend is that the Tri-Fives were the ones to introduce the Chevy small block V8. So you'll be happy to lift the hood to reveal a nicely detailed engine bay that features a 283 cubic-inch motor. Decked out in Chevy Orange with those great cursive valve covers and huge factory oil bath air cleaner on top, this has an amazing vintage style. But you're also going to spot the right features that make this classic a more confident driver for modern times. This includes the added alternator, good belts, fresh hoses, an electric fan, and an aluminum radiator. This V8 fires up eagerly as it inhales deeply with the Rochester four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a dignified V8 tune from the dual exhaust. Power steering, power brakes, and modern tires give this a great classic cruiser feel. And an upgrade to the 700R4 four-speed transmission w/overdrive makes it easy to show off this stunner near or far.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and rare dealer invoice. Correct, interesting, upgraded, and beautifully presented - this is the kind of top-quality restored classic you'll keep forever. So don't miss your opportunity, because it may never come again. Call today!!!


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