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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Admit it — you simply can’t hate Tri-Five Chevys

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe. It is powered by a fuel-injected 496ci big-block V8 backed by a TREMEC TKO five-speed manual transmission. Features include a narrowed Pro Street rear axle, power windows and disc brakes, bucket seats with center console, air conditioning, digital AM/FM stereo and more. Finished in tri-coat red over tan leather and cloth interior, the sale of this Bel Air will include build sheets and a clear title.

The exterior is finished in O-So-Sexy tri-coat red from the PPG Vibrance Collection’s Radiance II series. Features include brass grille trim and emblems, tri-bar halogen headlights, electric windshield wipers, fender-mounted antenna, dual mirrors, chrome door handle guards and rocker trim. The seller states that all of the exterior trim is correct and has been re-chromed.

A set of 15-inch, staggered-width chrome Cragar S/S wheels is wrapped in 26 x 7.50-inch front/31 x 18.50-inch rear Hoosier radials.

The interior has been upholstered in tan leather and cloth by Dave Condon Custom Interiors of Orem, Utah; the trunk has been finished in a coordinating color scheme. Features include billet aluminum dashboard trim, center console with manual transmission shifter, chrome tilt steering column, three-spoke Grant banjo steering wheel with wood rim, air conditioning, digital AM/FM stereo, and power steering, windows and brakes.

A set of Dakota Digital analog gauges includes a 160-mph speedometer, an 8,000-rpm tachometer and readouts for the fuel level, voltage, oil pressure and coolant temperature. The true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power is supplied by a 454 big-block V8 that has been bored 0.030 and stroked for 496ci. The engine is equipped with four-bolt mains and is connected to a TREMEC TKO five-speed manual transmission. Engine mods include Procomp aluminum rectangular-port heads and roller rockers, Callies tempered steel crankshaft, Manley Performance rods, JE Pistons dish-top forged pistons, Manley Performance triple valve springs, Concept One accessory pulley kit, Sanderson headers, FiTech GO EFI dual-quad fuel injection system and more.

According to the seller, all undercarriage components have been rebuilt. The chassis has been modified with Classic Performance Products tubular upper and lower control arms, rear adjustable coil-over shocks and 39-inch-wide Pro Street-style nine-inch Ford rear axle with 4.11:1 gears and limited slip. Other features include power rack-and-pinion steering and power disc brakes.

The auction for this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe ends on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 4:40 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I am at a loss for words. I believe this is the most gorgeous 57 I have ever seen, and to top it all off is the drivetrain. To the builder, I salute you…..

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