Cars from the 1950s seem to have effortless “wow factor.” The design language of a 1957 Chevrolet silhouette with its signature tailfins makes it one of the most recognizable of all classic cars. Add a sexy red exterior hue to the formula, and it’s a car that’s bound to turn heads even more.
The full-size Bel Air model rode on the General Motors A-body and was given updates each model year. When the 1955 models initially launched, they used a “shoebox” style design with the fenders integrated into the body which was a distinct departure from prior aesthetics. The glitz and glamour of the fabulous 50s became exemplified by the tailfins that later appeared in 1957.
This customized 210’s red exterior is adorned with the requisite brightwork for the grille, bumpers, side moldings, and a pair of exhaust outlets out back. The restomod look is augmented through a set of aftermarket 15-inch five-spoke wheels, and although the car is dressed in Bel Air badging, we aren’t certain if this is a true Bel Air or simply a “tribute.” Either way, it’s a nicely packaged machine.
The interior is where this car really conveys its restomod-style uniqueness: The first thing we notice is the red leather upholstery which is color-keyed to a center console that includes an AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth audio system. The interior offers power steering which makes it an easy and comfortable driver, and we can’t forget the fuzzy dice for a period-correct touch.
Power under the hood comes from a newer small-block 350cid V8 that is upgraded with a mild cam and a Holley four-barrel carburetor. The unique thing about this Chevy is its transmission: A five-speed manual gearshift was not available on this car when new, so it took some innovation to incorporate that.
“If you are an aficionado of Chevys, then have a great addition for your garage or a new centerpiece for your collection,” the listing concludes. The asking price is $33,500.