This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is one of the best detailed coupes you're going to find. It has a show-worthy style everywhere from the year-correct V8 to the continental kit on the back. And there are even rarely-seen options, like power windows. It all means this already iconic hardtop has an even more exceptional level of distinction.
This Bel Air has the look of a freshly restored coupe, and that impression starts with the paint. The factory-correct Matador Red has the kind of deep gloss and shine signals quality was the priority over cost. And before the first drop of red went down, they took the time to make sure the body looks excellent with clean panels and uniform gaps. It makes for an award-worthy look even before you check out the brightwork that makes this '57 Bel Air a true icon. The full-length trim ends in a fanned panel to really show off the tailfins, the range-topping premium gold trim details, and the way the front bumper is integral to the design gave this Chevy the sophistication of a Cadillac. So it's great to see there was a huge investment in keeping this glowing. Plus, there's mirror-like trim surrounding the side windows and showcasing the pillar-less hardtop that makes this version of the Bel Air the one that stays in high demand. And this one is a true 1950s cruiser, right down to the details like whitewall tires, rear fenders skirts, and the continental kit on the rear.
The red of the exterior is utilized again inside for the dash, headliner, and dash. It's joined by a textured black insert on the seats and door panels. It makes for an outstanding coordinated total presentation. There are crisp, clean gauges behind the highly stylized Bel Air steering wheel. Plus, the rest of the chrome on the dash looks amazing and complete, which is exactly what you want in an icon like this. It's beautifully detailed everywhere from the button tops of the seatbacks to the working dome light. And while this is all part of a show-worthy vintage package, this one also has the right features for a true cruiser. There's a power seat that lets you find a comfortable driving position. The retro-style radio is a great way to give you the better driving music of an AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo without taking away from the car's true vintage style. And the power windows mean you can take down all the windows of this pillar-less hardtop without ever leaving the driver's seat.
The tag on this has it as VC-code Bel Air, and so it's great to see a correct-style V8 under the hood. This 265 cubic-inch unit shows the same kind of fresh attention to detail you've seen throughout the rest of the car. That means a highly correct style right down to the Delco-Remy generator and the correct oil bath air cleaner for a Carter four-barrel carb setup like this. The ultra-clean undercarriage photos prove just how comprehensive the restoration was, and this is also another reminder of why this is such a great driver. These fresh components give the car a more confident feeling on the road. There's power steering and power brakes to make driving easy. And there are a few stealthy upgrades for a better cruiser, like a three-speed automatic transmission and a modern tread behind those classic whitewalls.
This is the beautifully restored Bel Air that's great to drive to the car shows. And it has an amazing style inside and out that will have you filling the trunk with awards. So if your classic car goal is to own something memorable and special, this Bel Air hardtop is it. Call today!!!