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1957 Chevrolet Belair -Utah Showroom

Chevrolet's Bel Air enjoyed a long production run (1950 - 1975 in the American market, 1950-1981 in Canada) and was regarded as a luxury model for the middle class. No single Bel Air made more of a lasting impression than the 1957 convertible. While Ford and Plymouth introduced all new styling that year, Chevy gave a confident and ultimately popular facelift to its models, creating what many consider to be the definitive 1950's icon. Chevrolet sidgners Clare MacKichan, Chuck Stebbins, Bob Veryzer, Carl Renner and others worked toward GM styling section chief Harley Earl's motto of "Go all the way, then back off." In short, the 1957 Bel Air, with its sophisticated profile and tastefully understated fins, was a winner - a lasting example of American's love affair with the open road.

This Bel Air convertible offers a striking presence that reinforces its role as an automotive icon After a search for just he right car, the current owner acquired the Bel Air in 2006 from a private collector in Michigan. Shortly after purchase, the 283 V8 engine was rebuilt to ensure it met proper performance standards - it was also engineered to accept lead-free fuel. Stored in a heated facility during the winter, the car was accumulated only 1,000 miles since acquisition and currently shows just over 90,000 miles, which are believed to be original.

The car has been reportedly well maintained and displays no signs of corrosion. the brightwork all around is clean, with the chrome dual hood "rockets" and aluminum trim inserts on the rear fenders particularly noteworthy. Rear skirts add to the car's character. The finish, an era-appropriate Chevrolet yellow, is complemented by original grey and yellow vinyl and fabric bench seats boasting a proper 1950s pattern. Front and rear Chevrolet-branded floor mats protect the carpets. The yellow dashboard matches the exterior and features full instrumentation, including an electric clock and the original AM radio, both working. Driving is made easier with the two speed Powerglide transmission and optional power steering. To fully enjoy open air cruising, the owner has installed a new white power top with a body matching yellow boot cover.

A generous array of options and accessories further distinguishes this convertible. These include dealer installed seat belts, dual exhausts, and back up lights. The ties are Firestone bias-ply whitewalls. A spare tire and the original jack accompany the car, as do reproductions of the owner and service manuals.

In all, this beautifully maintained Bel Air convertible offers more than a cruise down memory lane; it offers the chance to enjoy one of the most celebrated cars in America's automotive history.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
283 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1957
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Bel Air
Miles

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Center Console
No
Engine Size
283 V8
Transmission Type
2 Speed Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Vin
VC57B132527
Stock
A132527U

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