The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 149
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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1957 Chevrolet  Bel Air Convertible

CHASSIS NO: VC570110380

• Comprehensively restored in the correct Matador Red
• Powered by the classic 283 V-8
• Correct new interior is meticulously restored
• Nicely optioned and ready to enjoy

283 cid V-8 engine, automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, power-assisted drum brakes; wheelbase: 115Ē

The 1957 Chevrolet is one of the most recognizable and sought-after collector cars in the world and, for many, simply sums up the best of the 1950s. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible recently received a fresh, frame-off restoration in the classic and correct paint color of Matador Red and, from top to bottom, itís obvious that a great amount of time and effort was invested to achieve the level of detail you see here.

This incredible 1957 features its original sheet metal and is equipped with the desirable 283 V-8 engine, which was treated to an extensive rebuild during the restoration process. All new wiring, rubber, and automatic transmission ensure this í57 is raring to go. It was ordered with power steering making the big Bel Air easier to navigate in tight spaces. With the rear fender skirts, dual spotlights, front & rear bumper guards and wide whitewall tires on the factory wheels and chrome hubcaps, few cars in the world will get the attention that this fine Bel Air deserves.

The red and silver interior is brand new and matches the exterior perfectly. Passengers will enjoy the convenience of an in-dash clock, pushbutton radio, heater and defroster, as well as easy rear-seat access via split front seatbacks. Vacuum-operated windshield wipers help maintain visibility during inclement weather, and a power-operated convertible top provides a bit of relief should your drive turn cold or wet. This Bel Air boasts exceptionally polished brightwork and trim throughout, from the like-new bumpers, dual hood ornaments, and all the way back to the iconic spears on the rear quarter panels.

Capable of delighting the most enthusiastic collector, this powerful convertible is fully capable of extended highway speeds, and certainly turns heads when you roll into town. Itís one of Chevroletís most successful models ever and if you buy this fine example, you can take advantage of the best of both worlds, with modern convenience and classic good looks all in one package.

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