The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is the quintessential classic Chevy. With a fresh facelift for the 1957 model year, that included bigger fins, a revamped front bumper and grille, dual “rockets” in the hood, and a larger 283 cubic-inch Small Block V8, the upscale Bel Air sold 47,000 units.
Our feature Chevrolet Bel Air has been lovingly restored by marque specialists Snodgrass Restorations. I have personally seen their work up close, and it is exceptional. This Larkspur Blue Bel Air convertible has received a comprehensive restoration. Paint prep and execution is beautiful, with great care taken. Panel gaps are consistent throughout. The bumpers, along with all the other chrome trim, gleam as new. Stainless trim is highly polished. Painted steel wheels are topped by spinner hubcaps, and wrapped in proper wide whitewall bias ply tires. The glass appears crystal clear and spotless. The power convertible soft top has been changed from its original white to the owner’s preferred light blue.
Inside the Chevrolet Bel Air, the interior materials and finishes present as new. The dashboard is resplendent in two-tone blue paint with stainless trim. All gauges are bright and fresh, with clear lenses. Two-tone cloth upholstery covers the front and rear bench seats. Door sills are brilliant, with not a heel scuff noted. Darker blue carpets cover the floor and look showroom fresh.
The pristine engine bay of the Chevrolet Bel Air is home to the Super Turbo Fire 283 cubic-inch V8 that produces 220 horsepower. The two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission backs the Small Block. Proper gloss black paint gleams on the fenders, while the firewall has a shiny coat of Larkspur Blue. Everything presents as correct and new, right down to the reproduction Delco battery with yellow caps.
The trunk of this Chevrolet Bel Air has new black rubber mats on the floor, Larkspur Blue on the walls, correct stickers for jacking instructions, and a brand new bias ply spare with the sticker still affixed.
The quality of the restoration on this Chevrolet Bel Air is undeniable. It will be offered for sale at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ, auction March 20th-27th.