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1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-DOOR HARDTOP


















1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop
ID # VC570163461
This awesome example is all date coded, number matching, nut and bolt, rotisserie restoration, anywhere and everywhere with no exceptions. Restored by Harold Louisiana who wrote numerous books on correct date coded, as it was from the factory, rotisserie restorations for the Classic Chevrolet Club in Florida and is widely recognized as one of the top (if not the top) 1955 to 1957 Chevrolet restorers in the country. Always first place in shows where it is not judged on points, always scores platinum on the national level Classic Chevy Club point system, scored Best of Show on the National level, 1st place Concours d’Elegance, etc. Harbor Blue lacquer with a clear top coat is correct and has a small correct amount of flake and is without a doubt the nicest color that was offered by Chevrolet in 1957. It is a 270/283 EB 548 block, dual quad (two four barrel carburetors), close ratio 3 speed on column (completely rebuilt), 355 posi traction differential (completely rebuilt with correct P casing and tag). Power windows (newer stronger motors inside doors allowing windows to run faster, correct switches), power seat, (rebuilt of course) NOS day night mirror,, NOS vacuum ashtray, NOS emergency brake warning light, signal seeking radio (Wonderbar), rebuilt of course, rear speaker w/front/rear fader switch, NOS power rear antenna, NOS manual rear antenna, tissue dispenser, NOS hammer tone seat belt buckles, (1st year for seat belts in Chevrolet). Front sway bar, NOS hydro vac power brakes (lots of comments as most have only seen the Treadle Vac which would be for an automatic car), NOS third note horn (clamshell) mostly found on taxi’s, NOS windshield washer system with electric wipers, factory tool kit, NOS rear deck (trunk) trim, NOS skirts (with gravel guards), NOS Continental kit, New tinted date coded glass ( yes all the window frames were rechromed, flippers rebuilt, vents window frames, repolished/rebuilt),dual mirrors, spinners on wheel covers (no decals-they were masked off and painted where the flat black is), NOS compass on dash, new gel/maintenance free tar top battery, correct 1956 license plate with NOS 1957 tab. The numbers on the plate correspond with when it came off the assembly line. Back up lights, hood/trunk/light, NOS locking gas cap, all factory markings, balancing marks on drive shaft etc., NOS oil pan, much NOS stainless trim, Beverly Hills flannel car cover included in trunk, also numerous restoration manuals, judging guidelines, wiring diagrams, accessories installation manual etc. Runs, drives perfect. Does not wander, pull and goes down the road perfectly. NOS dash trim, lemon grove plating in California (the best) did the plating of pot metal and chrome and polishing of the stainless, yes NOS parts were re-chromed also. The motor was built by wheeler racing engines in Minnesota to factory correct specs with solid lifters, deep groove pulleys, 997 heads, correct distributor, etc. Plating on the carbs and hydro vac was sent around the country numerous times to get the correct color and proper restoration. Car sits right (new springs, rebuilt spiral shocks, all new steering, and front end brakes), Imron industrial finish on frame under hood and all semi-gloss parts. CorLar epoxy primer on all parts before painting. Complete body and all parts dipped to insure any and all is removed before painting. There was none but it sure cleans everything up. Insulation installed inside of the doors to have a solid and quiet sound. Ed’s of Minnesota did the interior and made it from scratch to insure the perfect fit. All mechanicals, bearings, wiring, speedometer, clock, under dash, clutch, etc, etc. anywhere and everywhere. If it could be disassembled and restored it was. Complete stainless steel exhaust, new tires. The current owner has all the receipts as well as extensive pictures of the restoration in progress. Recored/rebuilt radiator, heater core, generator, steering sector, new ball joints, arms, cleared drive shaft (with balancing stripes), all new wiring, rebuilt steering column, firewall pad under dash, hose clamps, jack, all cad plated where applicable. It is also the most desirable color and is unbelievably LOADED with an exceptional amount of unusual options that are correct and make the car TRULY INTERESTING. There is also an immense amount of NOS parts and it is correctly date coded. The restoration was done by HAROLD LOUISIANA who wrote numerous books for the Classic Chevy Club and is considered the best or at least one of the top three best in the country. If you want to take a back seat to no other 55 thru 57 original Bel Air in the country then we have what you need. It took seven years to compile the correct parts and do the restoration. It is a work of art that steels the show wherever it shows.