Despite the general poor appearance, there are some real positives about this car. The V-shaped trim on the tail fins was filled with a ribbed aluminum insert exclusive to the Bel Air. Ours was not air-conditioned, and my Dad bought clear plastic seat covers to protect the upholstery. Power windows and power seats were also available. While I usually agree with gearhead grafics and I am not really a 4 door type of a guy if I could land a tri 5 foor door hardtop I would love to have one. With the exception of the case all of the parts are new and not rebuilt.
The additional advantage of having the last double lined trunk, coupled with a strong frame, made it a surprisingly common winner in the demolition derbies during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Oh I have no idea what it is worth find out how much they think it is worth and ask yourself if that is how much you want to invest in it. The Powerglide's shifter went P N D L R while the Turboglide's was P R N D Hr although the 'Hr' was changed early in the production series to 'Gr'-Grade Retarder because of drivers' mistaken belief that 'Hr' meant High Range instead of the correct Hill Retarder. This report is offered as an estimate only of the value of the examined vehicle based on information provided to the appraiser by the ordering party, and other standardized criteria used in the appraisal of the vehicle for the determination of the value. Each one has it's own vibe.
Hardtops always have poor weather sealing, nasty in cold or rain. Im going to look at it tomorrow, but anything that I should specifically check for would be great to know! It is ready for yourenvisionsand build plans. The combination makes 355 horsepower at 5250 rpm and has that great sounding muscle car idle, with just enough lope to let people know this is no station wagon engine. Finished in show quality factory color of Harbor Blue paint with excellent chrome one piece bumpers with guards. Drive train options like V8 and automatic transmission were available in the Bel Air and 210, while the 150 was limited to a 6 cylinder and standard shift.
The clock was electrically self-wound and moving the hands to correct the time resulted in actually regulating the going rate. Was contacted the other day and they said its time for it to go and they remember I had interest. Despite its popularity, rival outsold Chevrolet for the 1957 model year for the first time since 1935. We have taken over 40 pictures of this vehicle. The aluminum angle plug cylinder heads have screw in rocker studs, 1.
They make nice cars, can handle modern traffic, are roomy, parts are plentiful, and the cars are simple to work on. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Another dashboard-mounted item was the traffic-light viewer, a ribbed plastic visor that was installed just above the speedometer. Bucket six-way power seats in front. Rear speakers are , and the front in the kick panels are Custom Auto Sound. American Cars, 1946—1959 Every Model Every Year. I have a 56 4dht and a 55 2 door.
Mackichan 1954 Body and chassis 2-door 2-door 4-door 4-door 2-door 2-door 4-door 2-door Powertrain 235. Always had my eye on a 57 4dr I could see off from the road. The Beauville, Chevy's only nine-passenger wagon for '57, was also a 210 model. All of the undercarriage, steering, mounts, and headers were done by Home page 605 Power Steering Gear Box Went from two hands to one finger to make a U turn With the from rear leaf to front coil springs replaced including adding a sway bar and the power steering it corners like a slot car. Turning it into a street rod might regain some of the value, but restoring it to original would be a fools errand. My family had a new one like this when I was a kid.
Things like carpeted interiors, extra chrome trim pieces, courtesy options and such were standard in the top line models with some available in the 210 while the econo 150 only came wi … th plain Jane upholstery and a rubber mat lined floor. Complete new sculptured 3D upholstery. Under the hood sits a date code correct 283ci. . Financing We're teaming up with industry leaders, providing financing for all your classic car needs! In part 1, Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian announced that they were selling the mansion and wrapped around the assumption that Hilary and Ashley were moving to New York and sharing an apartment. Front brakes have been converted to disc with rear drums.
Powered by a 350 V8 engine with a 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission. Why not enjoy it for what it is? At the time the Turboglide casing was the largest cast aluminum component ever put into mass production, but it never recovered from the reputation in 1957 and the option was discontinued in 1961. This is true whether the restorer does the work themselves or hires someone. It has a displacement of 265 cu in 4,340 cc. Ratios are: First gear 3.
But it never caused a problem and it climbed Pikes Peak many many times back when it was mostly all unpaved. · Late roller clutch · Hardened planetary ring gear. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. However, most mechanics of the time didn't have the experience to keep the units running properly. This vehicle is located in Albany, Oregon and we encourage everyone to come take a look at it and drive it for yourself. This piece of history and is ready to be back on the road.
If you are into fishing, is a nice site for most any thing to do with fishing. The cost of restoration is basically equal amongst models of the same relative condition. We except bank to bank wire transfers, bank cashier's checks, and third party checks all checks must clear before we release the title or thevehicleto the buyer or the buyer's agent. Also hardtops pillarless and convertibles were exclusive to the Bel Air line. Krause Publications — via Google Books. Notice: Just had the appraisal updated.