A beautifully restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is currently listed on eBay with a hefty price tag. We know the money put into this Pro-Touring Chevy makes it worth it, but is it worth more than a stock Bel Air?
The Viper Red Bel Air has undergone a full frame-off restoration and features a white leather interior, power steering, brakes, and seats, a digital dash, and a tilt column – typical features on a Pro-Touring car. Like many lazy hot rods, a Turbo 400 transmission handles shifting duties behind the fuel-injected Corvette 502 small-block, which puts out 450 horsepower. Corvette front brakes help the Yokohama 245 x 40 x 20 tires to stop much shorter than the stock drums (duh!).
While the seller doesn’t provide much more information on the car, the convertible has a starting price of $97,500.00. Once (and still) a leading collectible, the 1957 Bel Air has lost its top-tier status over time settled to a price point as an elder statesman of 1950s collectibles. But does that mean people will spend close to 100 grand for modern comfort and Old Skool style? Let’s wait and see.