Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop is already finished just the way you'd want it. Fantastic colors, fully sorted mechanicals, lots of upgrades including a 454 big block, a 5-speed, and A/C, and just enough attitude to let folks know the '50s are over. Yes, this is the one you've been waiting for.
Tuxedo Black with a leather interior will look great forever, and it neatly straddles the original 1950s look with a few modern touches to make it relevant today. Obviously showing off some very attractive bodywork, the car is finished with a great shine, which asks for nothing more than a fresh coat of wax to be ready to cruise. Few cars wear black better than the '57 Chevy, and they didn't waste time with a white roof, because this car is designed to be nasty and nothing works better than black when you're going for intimidation. Great gaps and tight-fitting trim all offer proof that a lot of time and money went into this car. The trim is all there as it should be including the traditional Bel Air panels on the quarters, and a few gold-anodized pieces retain the original designers' vision while offering a bit more contrast to the overall look. You know how '57 Chevys are supposed to look, and this hardtop totally nails it.
Stuffing a modern leather interior in this hardtop creates a fantastic place to spend some time. Everything was new at the time of the restoration: power leather bucket seats out of a late-model Ford, custom door panels, carpets, and even the headliner, and it would be easy to forget that you're in a 60-year-old car. A custom billet steering wheel wears a leather rim and a center section obviously designed to emulate the original, and the factory dashboard and window garnish moldings provide vivid contrast to the gray upholstery. The original gauges are gone, replaced by a set of custom-fitted white-faced dials that slide neatly into the factory housings, which is kind of a neat trick. Aftermarket A/C uses under-dash vents for a more low-key look and it's quite effective, and yes, there are three pedals on the floor and a 5-speed shifter in the center, making this '57 an absolute blast to drive. Blue LED accent lighting under the dash gives it a high-tech look that works best at night and the trunk was finished with a nice custom gray carpet and a full-sized spare with jack.
A thundering 454 cubic inch Chevy V8 works in this '57, and it's a neat fit in the cavernous engine bay. Nicely detailed with bright Chevy Orange paint, it wasn't intended to look stock, but perhaps OEM-like in its execution, and you can tell they took their time to get the bugs worked out. A Holley 4-barrel carburetor on a Weiand intake manifold helps build horsepower while a Griffin aluminum radiator with 2 electric fans keeps both the engine and the passengers cool when the A/C is cranking. You'll also find finned valve covers, long-tube headers, a dual master cylinder with front disc brakes, a big front sway bar, and a sturdy 10-bolt rear end out back. The chassis is nicely detailed with red oxide primer on the floors, much the way the factory might have done it, so you don't have to worry about hitting the road in this awesome Bel Air. Giant chrome wheels with staggered 225/40/18 front and 255/35/20 rear performance radials give it a modern stance that works really well.
This 1957 is traditional in every way that matters and brings a host of upgrades with it that makes it absolutely awesome to drive. Call today!
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