1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible with Super Red Ram Hemi
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Custom Royal
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: D-500 package
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 62,000
- VIN: 37278230
- Color: Blue and white
- Engine size: 325 cubic-inch Hemi V-8 w Carter 4-barrel carb
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic push-button
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tri-color blue/gray/white
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1957 Dodge Custom Royal
1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible with the Super Red Ram Hemi
62,000 original miles
Exceedingly rare D-500 Performance package -- fewer than 125 built
Virgil Exner's "swept wing" Forward Look took the Industrial Designers Institute Gold Medal for 1957 as Chevrolet and Ford tried to play catch up with Exner's bold new look.Dodge took a more muscular approach to the fins and wings period of the late 1950s. It had a bit of the 50s futuristic rocket ship look while its bold chrome grimace dared anyone to mess with it.
The Carter four-barrel carburetor topped the 325-cu.in. Hemi V-8 block. It produced 285hp and 345-lbs.ft. of torque at 2800 rpm from its 3.69 x 3.80-inch bore and stroke and 9.25:1 compression.
The vehicle has the TorqueFlite push-button automatic transmission and also features the independent torsion bar (Torsion-Aire) system under the front end.
Some cosmetic bodywork was performed about five years ago to repair rust around the edges. Only the lower white areas are painted; the rest if original paint!
The two-tone exterior paint work plays off the tri-colored interior fabric and trim scheme. The driver's seat cover has been replaced because of its deteriorated condition but in the same fabric design and style.
The remnants of a nearly 60-year-old build sheet was found in the springs during driver's seat reupholstering!
Noted by Hemmings that the 57 D-500 groupisin very limited availability.
Runs and drives nice -- smooth and quiet. Best under the stars on a warm, quiet night!
To be sold as is/where is. The car is advertised locally. It will be sold with no warranty expressed or implied.
Contact seller's representative at 207-233-9970 9-5 EST
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