1957 Chevrolet Bel-AirBel Air Convertible
Year of manufacture1957
To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
$ 90,000 - $100,000 US
For many American collectors, there’s no car more emblematic of 1950s America than the Chevrolet Bel Air. This car, which was designed to cater to the entire American public, could be had in a variety of formats and with seemingly limitless different combinations of engines, transmissions, body styles, and exterior and interior colors, such that no two Bel Airs passing each other on America’s freeways would be alike. Bel Airs have been popular both as new models in Chevrolet showrooms and as classics, as they have always been wonderful vehicles for driving, showing, or modifying to increase their visual and performance appeal. These are vehicles that have never, and probably will never, go out of style.
This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been frame-up restored and is finished in its correct shade of Matador Red (Code 802) and has the Code 683 trim code interior (red with silver) that matches the vehicle’s trim tag. The vehicle appears to be nicely maintained, including the engine bay area. The Bel Air runs with a Superfire 283-cid V-8 engine that features dual exhaust; this is matched to a Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, radio, fender skirts, Continental kit, factory wheel covers and whitewall tires.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible