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57 Bel-Air Convertible 283ci dual 4bbl V-8 Powerglide Complete BO restoration

For sale: 1957 Chevrolet Other Bel-Air Convertible

Technical specifications

Item location:
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Bel-Air Convertible
Engine size:
283ci Turbo-Fire 2x4bbl V-8-270 gross hp
Number of cylinders:
Interior color:
Antenna-electric- RH rear fender, Option V-8 ,
Vehicle Title:
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1957 Chevrolet Convertible 2dr BELAIR (803) 283-7289 Odometer: 2 Engine: 283ci Turbo-Fire 2x4bbl V-8-270 gross hp Body Style: Convertible Transmission: Powerglide transmission Exterior Color: Turquoise Interior Color: Turquoise Doors: 2 Drivetrain: RWD Stock #: C2000 Vin:VC57F219116 Paramount Classic Cars Address: 3030 Falling Creek RDHickory. NC 28601 Contact: Kennith Stewart Phone: (803) 283-7289 Email: kstewart@paramountauto. com CONTACT DEALERSHIP VIEW DEALERSHIP SHOWROOM Vehicle Overview This 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air was produce in Flint. Michigan and is presented in Turquoise with Turquoise and White interior. The engine is a 283ci V8 with dual 4 Barrel carburetors that produce 270hp. Its backed by a 2 speed Powerglide Automatic transmission. When the 57 Chevy was introduced to the public it created a sensation. As the tagline of one of its print ads proclaimed. Get more to be proud of in a Chevy. The only carryovers from its predecessors were the doors. rear deck and basic roof designs. It was 2. 5 inches longer than the 1956 model and 14-inch tires (replacing the previous standard of 15-inches) helped create to the lower profile. The hood was flatter and the center-mounted hood ornament was replaced by two widely spaced. rocket-shaped decorative "wind-splits. Air intakes for heating and ventilating were relocated to the upper portion of the headlight bezels. Three non-functional. rectangular indentations. representative of air intake louvers. were added to the fender just behind the headlamp bezels. The redesigned front end integrated the grille with the bumper and offered a bold new look. Chevrolet's bow tie emblem was prominent on a horizontal chrome bar centered in front of the grille. Along the sides a long molding on the 210s and Bel Airs gently sloped from the front fender near the bottom of the headlights to the top of the rear bumper. On the Bel Airs. the triangular area that had been created was fitted with a brushed aluminum panel. or rendered in a second color if a two-tone combination was used. The rear fenders were slimmed and slightly raised. presenting for the first time on a Chevrolet a subdued. yet recognizable tail fin. The taillights and back-up lights. encased in the end of the fin. were integrated into the wraparound rear bumper. As in the 1956 model the gas filler cap was hidden under the left taillight. The range of exterior solid colors was 16 and two-tone exterior color combinations were 15 and offered something for everyone's artistic tastes. Convertible tops while only available in solid colors did range in selection from black or ivory to green to blue and beige. Options for the outside extended from the Continental kit for external mounting of the spare tire to a decorative as well as protective trim molding across the bottom edge of the trunk lid. A set of door handle shields to protect against scratches from keys or rings to a set of full wheel covers with spinners or a driver's side mounted spotlight with rear view mirror. Other alternatives included factory air. power steering and brakes. lectric windshield wipers. indshield washers. and power radio antenna. Finally a large gold anodized aluminum V was added to the front of the hood and the rear deck under the Chevrolet name that also had gold script for all models outfitted with the V-8 block. The 283ci was available only with automatic transmission. A four-barrel version was rated at 220hp. while twin four-barrel 283s reached 245hp or. equipped with a new mechanical-lifter cam. could attain 270hp. The biggest engine innovation was fuel injection. Another innovation was two-speed Turbo glide transmission. a second automatic transmission that was extremely smooth with almost unnoticeable shifting when compared with the older Powerglide. While it wasn't that much more expensive an option. The Positraction limited-slip rear axle was another important improvement. This innovation improved bad weather traction and was available with both manual and automatic transmissions. Dual-exhaust equipped cars with a balance tube generated slightly more power and were quieter. Originally built into the rear bumper under each taillight. exhaust from the dual tailpipes tended to discolor the chrome and were soon relocated beneath the bumper assembly. Other performance and handling improvements were rear springs that were moved further outboard. stronger frame. improved front suspension. nd strengthened brake shoe pull-back springs. Inside the spacious passenger compartment. headroom improved by 1. 6 inches and the front bench seat provided ample back support for comfortable driving over long distances. Smaller brake and clutch pedals enhanced leg room. On the all new dash. three smaller hooded instrument pods were placed. The center assembly housed the speedometer and transmission selector indicator and was flanked by smaller temperature and fuel gauges as well as warning lights. All three provided ready reference for the driver. The glove compartment remained in the center and speakers for radio-equipped cars were moved to the top of the dash. Among the dashboard options were padding and the signal-seeking Wonder Bar radio along with an under dash tissue dispenser and a compass in a sealed liquid housing. An Autronic Eye that dimmed the headlights high-beams when oncoming cars were detected and a unique vacuum-operated ash tray that sucked cigar or cigarette ashes into a container under the hood. Day-night rearview mirrors were first used on the 57 Chevy. Interior trim in cloth and imitation leather was available in 47 separate color and materials combinations. Power options included electric seat and window controls. As it had for the two preceding years. Chevrolet produced only three basic model lines-the 150. 210 and Bel Air series. The Bel Air series with its variety of standard equipment and options began at $2. 98 for a two-door sedan and progressed through four-door sedans two-door sport coupe. four-door sport sedan. two-door convertible and two-door station wagon to a four-door station wagon retailing for $2. 40. Factory installed options for the ragtop could include power steering and brakes. ower front seat. lectric windows. inted glass and air conditioning. Chevrolet produced 720. 56 Bel Air models in 1957. In the course of three years Chevrolet innovation and engineering had changed the durable economic and reliable transportation of the rather chunky rounded body and domed roof of its early 1950s model lines into a car that was extremely stylish. powerful and high-performance. Over 4. 9 million cars rolled off Chevys production lines from 1955 to 1957. That's why today. one of the most sought after collectible automobiles is the 1955-57 Chevy. DO NOT BID ON THIS VEHICLE UNLESS YOU PLAN ON PURCHASING IT IF YOU ARE THE HIGHEST BIDDER THAT MEETS RESERVE. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE RESERVE. UST ASK. Please call Kenninth Stewart at 1-877-689-6930 for more information. Dealership Features Warranty Terms of Sale Disclaimer Vehicle Features 283ci Turbo-Fire 2x4bbl V-8-270 gross hp @ 6000rpm/285lb-ft @ 4200rpm Antenna-electric- RH rear fender Covers-full wheel- set of 4 Cushion-bumper- rubber Frame-license- gold Glareshade-windshield Mirror-inside rearview- nonglare Mirror-outside rearview- body mount Option code 101 Heater Option code 104 Full-flow oil filter Option code 2434 2dr convertible Option code 313 Powerglide transmission Option code 325 Generator Option code 345 HD battery Option code 411 Dual 4bbl carburetors Option code 465 5 tires Option V-8 Radio & LH rear antenna-Wonder Bar Rest-arm- pair Spinners-wheel- set Warranty Unless otherwise noted. this vehicle is being offered as-is with no warranty expressed or implied. Please call for specific warranty details on this vehicle. Shipping Buyer is responsible for all shipping/delivery arrangements. 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