1957 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN CUSTOM - 188573 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1317 1957 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN CUSTOM https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/188573/188573_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Auction Scottsdale 2016
Status Sold
Lot 1317
Year 1957
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 3A57A106947
Exterior Color TURQUOISE
Interior Color GREY
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 427
Transmission 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Lot #1317 - This 1957 Chevrolet Suburban is a one-off custom that took over two years to build by the team at the Roadster Shop. The sheet metal is all custom with a pie-cut top chop and section job that was also done to the hood. A custom grille and surround was fabricated and the stock bumpers were reshaped, narrowed and tucked in tight to the body. The biggest body mod is the addition of the rear doors. The existing front doors were first extended 6" to better fit the lengthened appearance of the truck before a new pair of rear doors were cut and added to the cab, opening in a suicide fashion. Shaved completely devoid of the stock trim, it is painted in a custom mix of turquoise and matte silver. Under that modified hood rests a 427ci LS7 topped with a twin-screw Kenne Bell supercharger, putting out 820hp on pump gas. It is backed by a Bowler 4L85E transmission equipped with a Lokar shifter. A specially designed chassis built by the Roadster Shop has a Detroit Speed Pro Touring IFS using C6 Corvette spindles, AFCO springs and shocks and Wilwood 14", 6-piston, ABS electrically assisted disc brakes. Out back, a Heidts IRS setup with a Truetrac posi gear hung off QA1 shocks and 12" Wilwood disc brakes. Intro Aurora wheels (20x10s up front and 20x12s out back) wrapped in BFGoodrich G-Force T/As. Inside, the matte silver and turquoise color scheme was continued across the Classic Instruments-equipped dash. Flanking the Krist Kustoms sport bucket seats resides a custom center console that houses the Lokar shifter, Kenwood audio head unit, power window controls and cup holders. The ample interior space is done in gray and charcoal leather and perforated nylon. Rolls-Royce grey carpeting covers the floor. Creature comforts include Vintage Air system and headrest-mounted DVD screens. It is ready to take the family on its next major road trip with seating for six.