1. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  2. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  3. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  4. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  5. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  6. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  7. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  8. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  9. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  10. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  11. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  12. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  13. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  14. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  15. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  16. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  17. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  18. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  19. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  20. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  21. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  22. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  23. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  24. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  25. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  26. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  27. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  28. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  29. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  30. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  31. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  32. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  33. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  34. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

  35. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Lot Number
29
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
The Texas Classic Auction

CHASSIS NO: VC57B191607
• Handsome presentation in excellent and correct colors
• High-specification ‘Power Pack’ engine/three-speed manual transmission
• All date-coded glass, new rubber seals and weather stripping
• Ready to show, cruise, and enjoy

283 cid ‘Power Pack’ V-8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, power-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 115”


Throughout its long and storied history, GM’s Chevrolet Division has consistently produced some of the most popular automobile designs ever conceived. Of all, though, Chevy’s wildly successful and handsomely designed 1955-1957 models rank at the top of the list today. While certain Chevrolet enthusiasts may prefer the subtlety of the 1955 and 1956 models, most favor the flashier 1957 Chevy line and the top-level 1957 Bel Air models as the ultimate expression of the concept. Deft stylistic updates for 1957 maintained a remarkably fresh and light overall appearance, even though its tailfins grew considerably larger than those of 1956. Similarly, the distinctive “face” and larger bumper design up front avoided the heavy-handed effect of certain other manufacturers’ designs of the era. An ever-growing list of powertrain choices and combinations, plus new competition-oriented high-performance parts added the substance to back up the sizzle, with Chevy’s immensely successful small-block V-8 engine now enlarged to 283 cubic-inches of displacement.
In addition to their increased performance and improved handling, the Chevrolet line continued to offer the “crash proof” door locks, padded safety-design dashboard, and optional seatbelts launched with the previous year’s models. Powerful four-barrel and dual-quad engines, plus the handful of cars equipped with Rochester fuel injection, kept Chevrolet competitive on NASCAR ovals and the fast-growing drag strips across America. From new, customizers, drag racers, and hot rodders gravitated to Chevy’s 1957 models in all forms and trim levels, ranging from the basic 150- and 210-series cars to the highly equipped, top-of-the-line Bel Air. Easy to maintain, modify, and repair, the highly versatile ’57 Chevy could likely be best described as the modern equivalent of Ford’s prewar “Deuce.” A fixture in the hotly contested Junior Stock and “Gasser” classes of the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond, ’57 Chevys also continue to provide the perfect basis for a hot street machine ranging from early ‘70s-style Street Freaks to Pro Streeters, Low Riders, Pro Touring cars, and nearly everything in between. Mainstays of today’s classic-car marketplace, the 'Tri-Five' Chevrolets in all their forms are some of the most popular vehicles in the hobby with readily accessible parts, strong demand and market values, and a wide range of body styles and trim levels.
Residing comfortably at the pinnacle of the popular 'Tri-Fives' is this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, finished in correct Onyx Black (793) paint with red and silver (683) trim. Research conducted by the consignor indicates that the Bel Air is powered by the original free-breathing 283-cid ‘Power Pack’ small-block V-8 (BCN 3731548, suffix E), developing a robust 220 horsepower with a correct Carter four-barrel carburetor (2555S) and dual exhaust. The extremely smooth-shifting Saginaw three-speed manual transmission maximizes power delivery and turns any drive into a very pleasurable experience. This Bel Air is equipped with correct details including all date-coded glass (December 1956). New weather stripping and rubber seals, combined with the excellent and correct convertible top, ensure a quiet and comfortable driving experience. Outside, beautifully polished bright trim and re-chromed bumpers yield a beautiful contrast with the Onyx Black paint finish. Chevrolet’s distinctive Bel Air trim and “Jet Age” details ensure it will always attract attention wherever it goes. This is an investment-grade, mechanically sound, and timeless American icon that stands equally ready for shows and cruise nights and provides an outstanding opportunity to own and enjoy a true American legend from the “Fabulous Fifties.”

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
© Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.
The Worldwide Group.
worldwideauctioneers.com