1957 Chevrolet belair 2 door Chevy bel air original
- Location: West Islip, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 58,740
- VIN: vc57t 16c857
- Engine size: 283
- Transmission: Automatic
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 description
the following is the letter that the original family sent with the car .
1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air 2 Door Sport Coupe, very low original miles, most highly documented in the world.
Description should be as follows:
We believe this 57 is possibly one of the most highly documented ones in existence. It has a photo album full of all original documents including the following:
-Original bill of sale from Luby Chevrolet in Forest Hills, NY.
-Luby Chevrolet service repair orders including things like a warranty replacement of a broken emblem when the car had less than 50 miles on it. Also many dealer oil changes and tune ups invoices.
-Original drivers license of purchaser with the DOB year of 1885.
-Many original NYS registrations and insurance cards throughout the 60’s and 70’s.
- A hand written log of all gas fill-ups with mileage, date and amount of gallons, prices and miles per gallon.
-Christmas seal stamps from 1957 that were still in glove box.
-The original brown cardboard sales contract sleeve from Luby Chevrolet. (There is also a reproduction one for show).
-Many more original miscellaneous documents.
This 57 has been in the same family since brand new until recently. It was bought by a 72 year old man brand new from Luby Chevrolet in Forest Hills, NY (It still retains the original chrome dealer name plate on the trunk). This man passed away in 1962 and the car was then used by his adult daughter as a Sunday car from that time until 1973 when the daughter purchased a brand new 73 Impala from the same dealer. The car still remained registered but was barely driven. In 1983 the daughters’ son-in-law(a car fanatic) purchased the car, (he’s available to talk to). He first saw it in 1979 and it wasn’t sold to him until 83. When he got it in 1983 the 57 underwent a one year chassis on restoration (all restoration photos available). The car only had 49k original miles on it at this time but the paint was hurting. The car was stripped down to bare metal, all glass, chrome and trim removed, repainted in the original colors of Coronado Yellow and India Ivory(as per trim tag) with the correct acrylic enamel paint. Any rust was replaced with proper reproduction patch panels and lead, no bondo. All weather stripping and window felts were replaced. All the chrome was redone, including side window frames. The engine and transmission have NEVER been removed from this vehicle, just valve cover gaskets, hoses, belts, plugs, cap, rotor, points, wires were installed and the original radiator was re-cord and original carburetor was rebuilt as well as all fluids changed. The interior, headliner, sun visors, door panels and carpets were re-done in the original fabrics. Five reproduction Silvertown wide white wall bias ply tires were installed. A new gas tank, battery tray and hold down, some front end work and brakes were also done. A dual exhaust with the proper cross over pipes was installed. The following reproduction parts were added: traffic viewer, skirts, nail guards, tissue dispenser, gravel shields, rear trunk trim, accessory spinners, chrome emergency brake handle, dual accessory side view mirrors and gold anodized factory accessory rear license plate frame, halogen T-3 headlights. The works of the factory clock was even converted to quartz movement. The car also has period correct red crown tire air valve caps and blue dots in the taillight lens. It also retains its all original date coded E-Z Eye glass. The only non-original item on car is the brake master cylinder, but the original one with the metal cap is in a box in the trunk and comes with car, it would just need to be rebuilt and reinstalled. There is also a case of original Atlas oil filter cartridges that come with the vehicle.This car was shown heavily in the NY area throughout the mid 80’s gathering many awards and trophies, even twoseparate first place trophies at the famous Thanksgiving weekend Nassau Coliseum indoor car show in 84 and 85. The vehicle runs awesome and can be driven anywhere. Due to family and work obligations in the late 80’s, until present it has only been driven about once or twice a year to a local cruise night, otherwise it has sat in a climate controlled garage. It currently has about 58k original miles on it and still looks awesome