Lot #1231 - Affectionately nick-named "Dream Baby", this beautiful 1957 Chevy sport coupe has the extremely rare, original 283cid/245hp high performance engine (F111EA), block number (3731548) with dual 4-barrel Carter WCFB 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 inch 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, two 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. The quality, originality and attention to detail of the superb 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe are substantiated by the honors and awards it has achieved. 2007 Awards include: Grand National First Place, ISCA International Class Champion, ISCA Regional Restored Champion, National Award AACA. Platium Award CCI, 2 x Super Chevy Class Winner, Chevy/Vette Fest 2 x Gold Spinner. This 1957 Chevy is a proven winner and is among the elite few in the World to receive these honors. This well maintained and pampered '57 Chevy Champion. When not on the road, it is covered and rests in a heated, air conditioned, humidity controlled garage and travels in an enclosed trailer. Even though this is a museum quality, just sit and look at, pristine show car. This high performance automobile can easily be a dependable daily driver and cruise machine. This beauty will do very well on or off the show field.