1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Radwan Classic Cars is pleased to offer this stunning 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Initially, General Motors executives wanted an entirely new car for 1957, but production delays necessitated the 1955–56 design for one more year. Ed Cole, chief engineer for Chevrolet, dictated a series of changes that significantly increased the cost of the car. These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to the headlight pods, which resulted in the distinctive chrome headlight that helped make the ’57 Chevrolet a classic. Fourteen-inch wheels replaced the fifteen-inch wheels from previous years to give the car a lower stance, and a wide grille was used to give the car a wider look from the front. The now famous ’57 Chevrolet tailfins were designed to duplicate the wide look in the rear. Bel Air models were given gold trim: the mesh grille insert and front fender chevrons, as well as the “Chevrolet” script on the hood and trunk, were all rendered in anodized gold. The 1957 Chevrolets did not have an oil pressure gauge or a voltmeter.
The Bel Air offered here is a excellent pro touring example. Power comes by way of a new crate 383 Stroker producing a dyno proven 440 horsepower and a strong 456 ft/lbs of torque and is backed to a 700R4 4 speed automatic. It is nicely equipped with power disc brakes, power steering, US Mag wheels and more. Just refinished in its original color of tropical turquoise the car is extremely straight with excellent panel gaps and new trim all the way around.
Stock #R0004 – RadwanClassicCars.com
This particular example benefits from a full over the top restoration from top to bottom.
This 1957 Bel air is a great pro touring example with a lowered stance for great handling and looks. The 383 Stroker V8 makes this one fast ride and the 4 speed automatic allows for easy highway use. This is a show and go ready Bel Air hardtop coupe.