The Turboglide never recovered from its bad reputation and Chevrolet discontinued the option in 1961. Louis showroom is a 1957 Chevrolet 210 Hardtop. Chevrolet introduced its now-famous small-block V-8 engine in 1955, a 265 cubic inch power plant. This power plant produced 270 horsepower. I remember all of them having a whole lot of character. The guy who has it got it from the original owner, plus i trust the guy.
I don't understand why, they are almost 1-800 cars now. The lightweight Chevy Bel Air, in concert with the powerful overhead valve V-8 small-block, thrust the company into the arena of competitive motorsports. He never paid, she didn't care. I became a third generation shade-tree mechanic in southern California. This speaker called for the installation of a separate volume knob in the dashboard, beside the radio. Other notable restoration items include a new windshield, new side glass and rubber gaskets for the doors, windshield and trunk.
How sellable is it, especially at this point in the economy. Personally, this is my favorite car of all time, and I also believe it is the best car ever built. This was a significant turning point in American racing of all kinds: Chevrolet had wrested control of the racing scene from Ford. Under the hood, horsepower was increased and a Chevrolet Corvette engine was made available for the first time in a full-size passenger car. All the trim on the sides is good, the bumpers are gonna need rechrome.
If it is a two door post, its gonna get a little more than 5k. If you would like to discuss your Hagerty Insurance policy, please call us at 877-922-9701. Memorialized in song by artists like Eric Clapton as well as in a long list of movies, the 57 Chevy is an inextricable part of American culture and this 210 represents a rare chance to own an example of that almost mythical part of Americana. I traded for a 55 two door sedan in about 90 or 91. Be careful not to pay dealer prices. I payed north of 10G's for it, planning on a tear down and a rebuild.
The drivetrain further underscores that this is a car meant to be driven. Prior to 1955, Chevrolet offered an in-line 235 cubic inch displacement in-line 6-cylinder engine only. With series production totaling 651,358, the 210 was Chevy's most popular model line for 1957. It provides a nice backdrop for the extensive chrome ornamentation, ample grill and bumpers that so distinguished the Chevys of this era. R- A 64 belair - 2 door sedan? Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog.
It was alot more than i wanted to spend, but, they aren't getting any cheaper. Earlier models used fifteen-inch wheels. Adding to the aluminum radiator is an electric cooling fan. Do you like it more than a 57? If the body is decent besides minor bubbling you are gonna spend around 10-11k for a car like that around here. It is believed that the main reason for the sales transformation to Ford was the fact that the 1957 Chevy Bel Air had the new tubeless tires, and was the very first automobile to have them.
Manual transmissions were to column shifted three-speed systems with synchromesh in second and third gears only. Carburetion was provided by a solitary one-barrel carburetor. The 1957 Chevy Bel Air was introduced by Chevrolet in September of 1956. If you could trade straight across that would be a good trade, around here anyway. These cars dominated the divisions in which they competed. The car had a broader appearance when viewed from the front due to a new wide grille design, and the famous 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air tail fins provided a wider look for the rear of the car.
It was mechanically simple, relatively easy to work on, and parts were cheap. . Using the radio with traditional vacuum tubes for prolonged periods of time would drain the battery to the degree that it could not start the car. I haven't regreted it abit. Chrome played a big part in the styling of this Chevy and, from the trim work to the bumpers, its shown off to great effect here, culminating in the distinctive badging with the Chevy bowtie occupying the trunk lid. I have had a dozen or so over the years, about every style except the Nomad and Convertible, as it was not desirable to me as I was afraid someone would cut the top and take my 8 track stereo! Despite the fact that those peaks gave way considerably after 1992, the 1957 Chevy Bel Air has held its appeal as well as its economic value and is now positioned to surpass the previous peak. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c.
Power is sent to a stock '57 rear end housing a set of 3. Chevrolet first offered the Turboglide transmission, a turbine transmission, in 1957. The Beauville, Chevy's only nine-passenger wagon for '57, was also a 210 model. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value s on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle s is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. The launch of the Chevrolet big block engine, however, was not what made the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air popular on the auto racing front; it was the launch of the low-priced, over-the-counter accessibility of the 327 cubic inch, 365 horsepower small block engine that was the breakthrough that made both the 1955 and 1957 Chevys able to beat the Ford hotrods with their flathead V-8s. The two-door station wagon was not available with the same trim as the Bel Air except as the upscale Nomad model which had its own exclusive styling, mainly in the areas of the rear deck and the roof line. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited.
The car has been in upstate since mid 80's being stored and occasionally started and rolled around. You can't have the full Tri Five Chevy experience without a radio. Granted, that was in 2007 and vintage car prices have taken a nose dive since then. I've wanted a 57 since grade school, but, they where always way to high priced. The added power front disc brakes will make stopping easier, a nice convenience for a fairly substantial car.