LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
The 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air is the most famous car that almost never happened. Chevrolet’s chief engineers sought an entirely new design for the 1957 model year but production delays thwarted this dream. Instead, the designers made a series of changes out of necessity and created an American icon. These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to the headlight pods, resulting in the distinctive chrome headlight peaks. These peaks were carried to the rear-end design with the all-new, sky-high tailfins clad in anodized aluminum beauty panels and wrapped in chrome trim. The 1957 Chevrolet was sometimes called a "Baby Cadillac" because of the many styling cues borrowed from Cadillacs of the day. Chevrolet’s V8-optioned cars were fitted with a large "V" under the Chevrolet script on the hood and trunk lid, with the "V” finished in gold for the Bel-Air trim level.
This stunning 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible offered here for sale has benefited from a meticulous frame off restoration finished in code 802 Matador Red paint with a white convertible top. The paint quality is incredible with a great amount of attention spent during the restoration on the fit and finish. Open the door and you are welcomed by equally well restored trim code 683 silver/red interior. All the bright work on the exterior and interior have been fully restored and look exceptional. The undercarriage has been fully detailed with the floor pans painted in a red oxide primer and the frame painted a satin black paint. Powering this Bel Air is the optional 283ci/248 V8 with dual four-barrel carburetors backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission, both wonderfully detailed and rebuilt to factory specifications. Other options on the car include power windows, power top, power seat, power antenna, radio, power steering, power brakes and clock. Since the completion of the restoration, this car has seen only test mileage in a fully climate-controlled storage for safe keeping.
This exquisite Bel Air Convertible truly has it all for the collector, a no expense spared rotisserie restoration, desirable options, and features, the perfect 1950’s livery and excellent provenance, a truly special car and a rare opportunity.