Barrett-Jackson countdown: Custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible

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Bidders will get a shot at taking this custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air home at Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas auction. | Barrett-Jackson photo
Bidders will get a shot at taking this custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air home at Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas auction. | Barrett-Jackson photo

Lot No. 724 is a custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible described as “an iconic American classic with modern technology.”

The car underwent a complete frame-off, rotisserie restoration completed in December 2015. During the project, a new Chevy Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine was put under the hood. Capable of making 430 horsepower, it was mated with a 4L65E automatic transmission.

The car sits on an Art Morris chassis with RideTech adjustable coilover suspension.

Like the body, the engine, transmission and chassis were all painted Sierra Gold. Before the paint was applied, the body was stripped completely. The firewall was smoothed and painted as well.

It has 6-piston front and 4-pison rear Wilwood power disc brakes with stainless brake lines, a Strange rear end, and upgraded sway bars in the front and rear.

The hardware chassis was chromed. The Continental kit, fender skirts and dual antennas finish off this restomod’s factory looks.

Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas auction is scheduled for September 27-29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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