1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP - 189197 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1053 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/189197/189197_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1053   1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP
Auction Scottsdale 2016
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1053
Year 1957
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR
Style CUSTOM HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC57L132336
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color CHARCOAL
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 6.0L
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1053 - Full custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in show-quality black metallic with black leather interior. 6.0-liter Chevrolet LS2 V8 with a Magnuson supercharger producing approximately 525hp backed by a Keisler T56 6-speed manual transmission. Art Morrison chassis with powder-coated frame, front and rear adjustable coilovers, and a Ford 9" rear end with 3.50 limited-slip rear axle. Custom interior with black leather upholstery, air conditioning and tilt steering. Keyless entry, 20" and 17" chrome Foose wheels. No expense spared to build this impressive street-pounder. Built by Ed's Rod Shop in Hanna City, IL, this '57 is an exercise in high-quality craftsmanship resulting in sure-fire curb appeal. From its expertly applied metallic black finish and unique Haartz cloth-covered hardtop to its perfectly lowered stance, this fabulous Bel Air is ready for the show circuit, with performance chops to back it up. A 6.0-liter Chevrolet LS2 topped by Magnuson blower provides proper motivation, while gear changes are handled by a Keisler T56 manual transmission boasting six forward gears. A Ford 9" limited-slip rear end with a 3.50 axle ratio puts power to pavement and a beautifully crafted ceramic-coated exhaust system exits spent gases while providing an intoxicating exhaust note. This fantastic Chevrolet boasts a complete Art Morrison chassis, featuring a 4-bar rear suspension, adjustable front and rear coilover shocks, an independent front suspension with 2" drop spindles and a 4-wheel disc brakes by Wilwood. Cooling chores are easy with a polished, oversized aluminum radiator and electric cooling fans. The sculpted body features shaved doors/hood/trunk, as well as a California front bumper and a Nomad rear bumper. Inside, passengers are treated to full leather upholstery, a smooth custom billet dash, a Hyper-cool 1 air conditioning system and a Pioneer audio system. The fortunate new owner will appreciate the power steering, power brakes, power windows and Dakota digital gauges, as well as remote power windows and doors. Finished by Ralf's Interiors of Durant, IA, the cabin also shows off a custom console, custom door panels, a tilt-steering column and square-weave carpeting.
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