1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR COUPE - 43500Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #967 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43500/43500_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR COUPE
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS
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Lot #967 - The Lakewood 57 is a very rare piece of automobile history. It was the brainstorm of several top GM executives and Tom Trainor, longtime GM employee and well known CLASSIC CHEVY INTERNATIONAL tech-advisor and "TRI-FIVE" guru.
This project came about due to the scheduled mid-1990 closing of the long running GM Lakewood Plant in Atlanta Georgia. As a reward for their work and dedication and as a form of thanks to the many employees, GM decided to locate a 1957 Sport Coupe that was originally built in Atlanta (ser. no. VC57A218526), purchase it, bring it back into the Atlanta plant, disassemble the car, send it back down the assembly line, and completely "RERUN" the car.
After 8-10 painstaking months of work by the some 500 GM employees at the time, the car was beautifully completed. The car was then, as promised, awarded to a lucky GM employee on July 11, 1990 by means of a drawing.
This car is documented in detail by realms of pictures by GM, paperwork magazine articles, etc. It was even registered its own 1990 GA prestige license plate, LKWD57. The "Lakewood 57" is the only 1957 sport coupe ever built twice by GM, and is in essence the last 1957 chevy ever built.
It has been carefully stored and preserved since 1990, and on its 50th anniversary, is for the first time, being offered to the world. What every collector wants, a true one of a kind "The Lakewood 57".
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