1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hard Top Pro Touring
- Condition: New
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Bel Air
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 1,000
- VIN: 78430987
- Color: Black
- Engine size: LS3
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Pro Touring
You are viewing a completely restored 57 Hardtop. The car is fresh in like new condition with 1K miles. The car was finished in 2015 and stored indoors since in a climate controlled garage. The car is a multiple award winner and runs/drives like a new Corvette. Super nice and a high end professional build with all the Pro Touring components expected on a build like this. Allot of time and money was spent building this car to the level it represents. The pictures donâ€™t do it justice.
Please read on for more particulars of the car:
Body/Paint: The body was soda blasted and brought down to bare metal. Front fenders are aftermarket and customized with a 2 inch headlight eyebrow extension. Fender gills removed along with the Chevrolet emblems front and back. New door skins, original quarters with small patch panels welded were needed lower rear behind the wheel. Rockers replaced as well as the inner fenders replaced with lightweight fiberglass replacements. Rear was mini tubbed with fiberglass inner fenders. The body was undercoated, waxed, seam sealed the entire skeletal structure of the car. The body was fabricated and mocked up properly providing a solid base for the high end Glasurit black paint by Sikkens, which is a Mercedes Benz color. Multiple coats of primer blocked with multiple coats of paint with multiple coats of clear and wet sanded providing a deep flat mirror finish and buffed to a high gloss. Super nice body and paint. Stainless steel gas tank.
Interior: The entire interior is done in all pebble grain black leather as well as the trunk. The buckets are out of a Pontiac Grand Am. Ididit polished tilt column. Rear seat is an original narrowed 2 inch on each side due to the mini tub. Power steering, power brakes, power wing windows, power windows front and back. Single disc CD stereo with blue tooth. Two each 6X9 speakers in the rear package shelf as well as a single speaker on dash. Custom Classic instruments gauge cluster including speedo, tach, temp, oil pressure and fuel. Cold Vintage Air AC with heater. Steering wheel was made to match the custom wheels.
Running Gear: The engine is a factory 2014 LS3 510 horse out of a brand new Corvette with only a few miles that was wrecked. Carbon fiber engine cover with ceramic coated headers. Griffith HD aluminum radiator with dual electric puller fans. The transmission is a 4L65E 5 speed overdrive with Lokar shifter out of the same Corvette. Rear end is a Strange 9 inch with 373 gears, posi.
Suspension: Art Morrison custom frame powder coated black using a LS kit for engine mount etc. Front is a power rack set up with coil overs. Rear end is a 4 link coil over set up. All for an adjustable ride. HD sway bars. The suspension and frame is very stout and handles extremely well.
Bright work: All bright work is outstanding. Stock gold grill and quarter inserts changed to silver with emblems removed.
Glass: Replaced, tinted.
Exhaust: Full ceramic headers with 2.5 stainless pipe and Flow Master mufflers.
Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes all around with 13 inch slotted rotors with braided stainless lines. Stock Corvette master cylinder.
Wheels/Tires: The wheels are Budnik custom offset polished aluminum. Tires are Toyo Proxi. 245/45/ ZR17 front and 275/40/ZR18 rear. The car has a solid stance.
Summary: If you are seeking a high end pro touring 57 Hardtop this car would be hard to top. Finished and beautiful ready to drive and enjoy. Fly in and drive home type of car. With this set up the car combines the classic look with todayâ€™s technology and a pleasure to drive. I have over 125 pictures of the car so please contact me and provide your email address if you would like additional pictures. Reasonable price. Great value and a quality car for the money when you consider the cost of a build like this.
Disclaimer: The car is for sale locally. The owner has the right to cancel the auction at any time for any reason. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied with the car being sold in "AS IS" condition.
Feel free to call me to discuss the particulars.
Gary 509 993 6918