1957 Chevrolet 150 2 Door Sedan Supercharged Gasser Blown Pontiac Drag Race Car

Price: US $18,000.00 Item location: Staunton, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Bel Air/150/210
  • SubModel: Supercharged Gasser
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 2 Door Sedan Supercharged Gasser
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 0
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 389 C.I.D. (397 C.I.D.)
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: None
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: 4 Point Safety Harness
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 2 Door Sedan Supercharged Gasser

BRUCE A. ELDER

ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES

114 SOUTH NEW STREET, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, U.S.A. 24401

540-885-0500


1957 Chevrolet 150 2 Dr Sedan B/Gas Supercharged

115” Wheelbase

397 C.I.D. / Horsepower Supercharged Pontiac V-8 Engine


Chevrolet Motor Company

General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.


V.I.N.: A57S253030 (150 Series, 6Cyl, St. Louis, Car #: 153,030)

Virginia Title

Mileage: EXEMPT (no Speedometer)

Color: Chevrolet Hugger Orange

Base price when new: $1,996.00

Weight: 3,207 Pounds

Production: 70,774


Engine:

1962 389 C.I.D. Pontiac V-8 bored to 397 C.I.D. Paxton SN series supercharged and equipped with dual Carter AFB 4Bbl. Carburetors on a rare alloy intake manifold (#54299). Internally, the engine was fitted with a .540 lift Crower roller camshaft. Fabricated individual tube headers.

Transmission:

1956 Oldsmobile 4-Speed Hydromatic Transmission with floor mounted shift lever.

Rear Axle and Suspension:

1957 Oldsmobile with 4.56 ratio. Original springs with coil-over shocks and traction bars. Cragar Street Pro 15x10 wheels with M&H Racemaster 10.50x15 slicks.

Front Axle and Suspension:

Fabricated tube straight axle on parallel elliptic springs mounted to a fabricated frame stub. American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. Moroso Drag Special 5.50x15 tires

Body and Chassis:

Original Chevrolet body with modifications for drag racing. Rear wheel openings have been enlarged for tire clearance. Tilting, one -piece, fiberglass front fender and hood assembly. Plexiglass windows. Roll bar. Engine and transmission relocated rearward by 18 inches. Interior trim removed and replaced with simple aluminum paneling. Stewart Warner tachometer. Moon style fuel tank. Trunk mounted battery. Relocated steering and master cylinder. Van type bucket seat with 4-point harness.



History:

We have displayed this car in our showroom for the last several years to the delight of old racers and fans from the period, and young folks who have seldom seen one of these legendary quarter mile monsters in person. Because of the unique combination of period elements that have obviously been with the car for decades, this car has unlimited potential in the hands of an enthusiast. Whether it be a collector who will continue to show and run this awesome car, or a builder who has the skills, time and dedication to convert it to a period style street and strip car, this is a unique opportunity.

The history that came with this car is somewhat limited. Until recently, it was believed to have been built at a famous Chevrolet dealership in Chicago, IL. It was thanks to the hard work of an interested 3rd party that we were able to determine this was not the case. The earliest paperwork we have is a copy of the title, dated 1971, in the name of Edward Nicholas Sciacca from Berwyn, IL. It was found at a gas station at 110th and Halstad in Chicago, IL. Ed raced the car with dark red paint from 1968 through 1970. The car was then in storage for 35 years.

Ed sold the car, refinished in Hugger Orange to collector Ralph Thomas, BAT Competition Museum, of Highlands N.C. in 2005. The car sold again to gasser enthusiast Larry Small of Stuarts Draft, Virginia in 2008. Larry showed the car and made a few passes at nostalgia events before selling the car to our client, so he could pursue another historic race car. While the car still wears decals of the dealership from it’s fanciful history, we have digitally removed those decals in our photographs in order to show the blank palette and to avoid any further confusion.




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Terms:

We are located in beautifulStaunton,Virginiain a building originally built in 1911 as a Ford Dealership. We invite and encourage you to visit us for a personal inspection of the car, or to send your mechanic or appraiser prior to buying.This car is sold as is and with no warranty. If you have any questions or would like to see further pictures, feel free to call or message us.

If you are the buyer, a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 via Paypal is expected within 24 hours of purchase. The balance, by wire transfer within five business days. We cannot and will not consider any trades. This car is also available for purchase locally in our showroom. As such, we reserve the right to end the listing early and with no notice.

You can buy with confidence as I am a Licensed Virginia Dealer.