1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR FI CONVERTIBLE - 162054 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #1037 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR FI CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/162054/162054_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1037

1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR FI CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2014
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1037
Year 1957
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR FI
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC57L105514
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color RED/SILVER
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 283 FI
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #1037 - Factory ordered with 250hp Fuel Injected Ram Jet engine, the original owner of this '57 Chevy Bel Air convertible checked all the right boxes when it was ordered new. Built in Chevrolets Los Angeles plant, this Bel Air has the highly desirable California only one-piece front bumper. The power options ordered are extremely rare for 1957, including: power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, power operated convertible top, and power operated rear antenna. In addition, the Wonderbar radio, electric wipers with washer, Bel Air spinner hubcaps, seatbelts and black carpeting with Chevrolet mats were ordered new. The GF engine code signifies the extremely rare powertrain combination of a 250hp Fuel Injected Ram Jet 283 mated with the Turboglide 3-speed automatic transmission. Undetectable by outward appearance, the first-year Turboglide transmission has been updated with all factory internal upgrades. Authentically refinished in its 794 paint code, the Imperial Ivory color is lacquer, hand rubbed to Pebble Beach standards. All exterior bright work such as polished stainless steel, triple-plated chrome, silver anodized aluminum and gold accents are in good condition. The trim code 683 convertible only Red with Silver circle pattern interior is flawless and without any trace of wear. This Bel Air runs beautifully, is a pleasure to drive and is factory date code correct.
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