1957 Chevrolet 150 Historic Period Drag Race Supercharged Gasser
- Location: Staunton, Virginia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- SubModel: 150
- Type: 2 Door Sedan
- Trim: 2 Door Sedan
- Year: 1957
- VIN: A57S253030
- Color: Orange
- Engine size: 397 C.I.D. V-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 2 Door Sedan description
BRUCE A. ELDER
ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES
114 SOUTH NEW STREET, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, U.S.A. 24401
1957 Chevrolet 150 2 Dr Sedan B/Gas Supercharged
397 C.I.D. / Horsepower Supercharged Pontiac V-8 Engine
Chevrolet Motor Company
General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.
V.I.N.: A57S253030 (150 Series, 6Cyl, St. Louis, Car #: 153,030)
Mileage: EXEMPT (no Speedometer)
Color: Chevrolet Hugger Orange
Base price when new: $1,996.00
Weight: 3,207 Pounds
1962 389 C.I.D. Pontiac V-8 bored to 397 C.I.D. Paxton SN series supercharged and equipped with dual Carter AFB 4Bbl. Carburetors on a rare alloy intake manifold (#54299). Internally, the engine was fitted with a .540 lift Crower roller camshaft. Fabricated individual tube headers.
1956 Oldsmobile 4-Speed Hydromatic Transmission with floor mounted shift lever.
Rear Axle and Suspension:
1957 Oldsmobile with 4.56 ratio. Original springs with coil-over shocks and traction bars. Cragar Street Pro 15x10 wheels with M&H Racemaster 10.50x15 slicks.
Front Axle and Suspension
Fabricated tube straight axle on parallel elliptic springs mounted to a fabricated frame stub. American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. Moroso Drag Special 5.50x15 tires
Body and Chassis:
Original Chevrolet body with modifications for drag racing. Rear wheel openings have been enlarged for tire clearance. Tilting, one -piece, fiberglass front fender and hood assembly. Plexiglass windows. Roll bar. Engine and transmission relocated rearward by 18 inches. Interior trim removed and replaced with simple aluminum paneling. Stewart Warner tachometer. Moon style fuel tank. Trunk mounted battery. Relocated steering and master cylinder. Van type bucket seat with 4-point harness.
This is the history that came with this car. We are very interested in any photos, video, articles, or memories that you may have.
“This 1957 Chevrolet Sedan was built to race as B/Gas and B/Gas Supercharged drag car in 1962 by a mechanic at Nickey Chevrolet in Chicago, Illinois.
‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ raced at U.S.30 Drag strip and many other mid-western tracks along with the well known ‘Shake, Rattle and Run’ '57, a car also associated with Nickey Chevrolet. The car was orange in those days.
“The earliest paperwork we have is a copy of the title, dated 1971, in the name of Edward Nicholas Sciacca from Berwyn, IL. Ed purchased the car through Legendary Car Builder and Racer, Ronny Kaplan in 1968. It was found at a gas station at 110th and Halstad in Chicago, IL. The name of ‘the mechanic’ from Nickey has been lost to time. Ed raced the car with dark red paint from 1968 through 1970. the car was then in storage for 35 years.
Ed sold the car, refinished in Hugger Orange to collector Ralph Thomas, BAT Competition Museum, of Highlands N.C. in 2005. The car sold again to gasser enthusiast Larry Small of Stuarts Draft, Virginia in 2008. Larry showed the car and made a few passes at nostalgia events before selling the car to our client, so he could pursue another historic race car.”
We have displayed this car in our showroom for the last several years to the delight of old racers and fans from the period, and young folks who have seldom seen one of these legendary quarter mile monsters in person. We would like to see the car in the hands of a collector who will continue to show, and run, this awesome car. We are hoping that older race fans viewing the car might have pictures or memories of this car when it ran. Because of the unique combination of period elements that have obviously been with the car for decades, we hope that further details will emerge. This is often the case when we have offered unique, historic cars in the past. If you belong to a group that might have such photos or history, we would be delighted to reunite them with the car.
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We are located in beautifulStaunton,Virginiain a building originally built in 1911 as a Ford Dealership. We invite and encourage you to visit us for a personal inspection of the car, or to send your mechanic or appraiser prior to buying.This car is sold as is and with no warranty. If you have any questions or would like to see further pictures, feel free to call or message us.
If you are the buyer, a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 via Paypal is expected within 24 hours of purchase. The balance, by wire transfer within five business days. We cannot and will not consider any trades. This car is also available for purchase locally in our showroom. As such, we reserve the right to end the listing early and with no notice.
You can buy with confidence as I am a Licensed Virginia Dealer.