1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR SPORT COUPE - 161873 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #1054 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR SPORT COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161873/161873_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #1054

1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR SPORT COUPE

Auction Scottsdale 2014
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1054
Year 1957
Make CHEVROLET
Model BEL AIR
Style SPORT COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VC57L140760
Exterior Color MATADOR RED
Interior Color RED/BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 283
Transmission 2-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #1054 - No-expense-spared, frame-off total restoration. Affectionately nick-named "Dream Baby," this beautiful 1957 Chevy Bel Air has the extremely rare and original 283/245hp high performance engine (F111EA), block number (3731548) with dual 4 barrel Carter CCFB carburetors, heads (3731539) and intake manifold (3739653), dual point Delco distributor (1110891). An accurately reproduced Bat Wing oil bath air cleaner, Powerglide automatic transmission (3708134) with correct rear end (3725899), dual stainless steel exhaust system with correct manifolds (3733975-3733976), dual outside rear view mirrors, dual rear antennas, horseshoe style Continental wheel cover kit, spinner hub caps, BFGoodrich Silvertown 7.50x14" tires with 2 1/4" white walls, original bumper jack, correct orientation and stowing instructions, manual radio with front and rear seat speakers and rear speaker control, quartz clock, door handle shields, 2-speed electric windshield wipers, automatic windshield washers with vacuum reserve tank, rubber front bumper guards on the rare one piece California bumper, back up and parking lamps, license plate frame and lamp, locking gas cap, tissue dispenser, under hood lamp, deluxe heater, Bendix Treadle-Vac with booster power brake unit, Delco-Remey generator with attached power steering unit (1102084), original style 12-volt battery, Delco starter (1107664), Harrison radiator (3136158), original re-arced rear leaf springs, Delco "spiral" shocks, LOF E-Z-Eye date coded glass (AS-2-NT-7) with new seals and fur strips, Powerglide transmission, sun visor sleeve and owner's guide and shop manual. The restoration of this vehicle was completed using Classic Chevy International (CCI) and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) judging and restoration manuals, guidelines, original Chevrolet Shop assembly and accessory installation manuals and original specification numbers of Chevrolet Division General Motors Corporation. Chevy VetteFest 2x Gold Spinner, Grand National First Place Winner. This museum quality show car has many other prizes, including ISCA International Class Champion, National Award AACA, Platinum Award CCI and many others. This 1957 Chevy is a proven winner and among the few elite vehicles in the world to receive such honors with its quality originality and superb attention to detail.
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