Sometimes, it is clear to tell when a car has been owned by a brand-loyal enthusiast. Such is the case with today’s Bel Air, which is seen in some photos parked next to two classic C/K-Series Chevrolet pickups in the seller’s garage.
“This beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible has been driven by my 65-year-old wife,” the seller says. “It is fully restored and has been parked in an enclosed building surrounded by other classics.”
The description goes on to list some of the upgrades that have been added in the interest of safety and convenience: These include power steering, power disc brakes, a 700R overdrive transmission, and an overhauled suspension. “The entire car has gone through a complete restoration along with recent upgrades.” While some people prefer their classic vehicle to remain “all original,” some would argue that adding a few modern touches can make for a more rewarding driving experience overall.
Tri-five Chevrolets have always been a hit for our readers here on the ClassicCars.com Journal. We’ve featured a few of them here, here, and here in recent months. The level of enthusiast support for these cars is also evident in some data published by the insurance industry. Hagerty says that the 1955 to 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air model is the sixth most popular vehicle that the company insures overall. Perhaps someone in your family or your friend network has owned a Bel Air and can speak to the attraction.
If you’ve had one of these cars on your list for a while, this one is worth a closer look. “You can rest assured that I made sure this car had the best of everything,” the seller says. “It is probably the nicest driver you will ever find. I would not hesitate to jump in it and drive anywhere.”
Incidentally: the only reason the car is for sale is because the seller is putting in a swimming pool instead. (And the listing includes a photo of said pool as proof). Fair enough!
“Now it’s time to let someone else experience driving a truly awesome ride,” the listing concludes. “Thanks for taking the time to check out our baby and listen to its story.”
The asking price is $89,950.