1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR FI CONVERTIBLE - 64308 Sold* at Palm Beach 2008 - Lot #675 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR FI CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/64308/64308_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #675

1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR FI CONVERTIBLE

Auction Palm Beach 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 675
Year 1957
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR FI
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC57L129647
Exterior Color TURQUOISE
Interior Color TURQUOISE/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 283
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #675 - The 1957 Fuel Injected engine was the first factory production engine to have 1hp per cubic inch. This is an extremely rare high-horse 283/283hp Fuel Injected convertible with a fresh, professional, frame-off, rotisserie restoration completed in February 2008. The restoration wasn't just a cosmetic restoration, the engine was completely rebuilt, new correct solid lifter cam, Injection unit completely rebuilt and restored, the 3-speed transmission was also gone through replacing needle bearings and thrust washers. This turquoise time machine is the correct color, correct numbers on engine pad, correct interior, five new white wall tires, spinner wheel covers, all stainless and chrome restored and replaced. All new tinted correct date code glass, power top, deluxe heater, backup lights, etc. '57 Chevys are the most well known, desirable collector cars in existence and it just doesn't get any better than a '57 Fuelie convertible.
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