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Interesting Finds: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible


Turquoise paint and tailfins go hand-in-hand with this special 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. Technically, the color goes by “Larkspur Blue” but it’s an unmistakable and iconic glimpse into fabulous 50s culture and design. This car was subjected to a full frame-off restoration and was driven only 75 miles since completion. Under the hood resides a 283cid V8 which is upgraded with a four-barrel carburetor and feeds power to the rear wheels through a Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. There’s lots to love here, with plenty of period-correct accessories like a continental kit, dual sideview mirrors, a Wonder Bar radio, and bumper guards. Capping off the look is a set of wide-whitewall tires on steel wheels with spinner hubcaps. This car sold for $154,000 (includes fees) at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale and is a strong indication that the collector market for “tri-five” Chevrolet models is still alive and well!

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


  1. Hi I bought a 1957 Chevy belair 2dr hart top 2 years looks like the same color the 80 year old gentleman said it was called surf green he bought the car almost 30 years ago in Chicago Illinois at the Volvo museum for $25000 it has a unbelievable 47000 original miles with the original interior looks almost perfect car is a time capsule


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