1957 Plymouth Belvedere 1958 Plymouth Christine
- Location: Canton, Michigan, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Belvedere
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Sport Coupe
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 21,774
- VIN: 26623250
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 383
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1957 Plymouth Belvedere description
1957 Plymouth Belvedere
“3 Full Years Ahead…Suddenly, Its 1960!”
Up for your consideration is this gorgeous ’57 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe. The late, great Virginal Exner broke the mold when he created the 1957 Plymouth. This lower, sleeker, tail-finned beauty is truly the “star of the forward look!”
This one was originally black with a black interior, built at the Los Angeles Plymouth plant. The car spent the majority of its life out on the west coast before being shipped to Michigan in 2002. The odometer currently reads 21,774 but I cannot verify the mileage as accurate. The car underwent a frame-on restoration in the 90’s and it has held up very well. Some of the mild custom changes made to the car include; chroming the grille and “blacking out” the vertical portions, installing a ‘58 Plymouth lower grille, ’58 grille V emblem and adding aftermarket dual rear antennas. These mods were done very tastefully and makes this Ms. Belvedere one classy lady!
This Plymouth was originally equipped with a poly “A block” V8 engine and 3 speed push-button transmission. She is now powered by a 1969 383 big block V8 coupled with a 1962 torqueflite 727 “B” 3 speed transmission. The earlier transmission retains full use of the original push-button shifter and factory parking brake. The car is in great mechanical condition. The motor runs strong and it sounds great with no smoke. The transmission shifts as it should. Engine compartment mods include; Mallory electronic ignition, aluminum intake manifold, Edelbrock 4 bbl carburetor, power brake booster, alternator, and chrome valve covers / air cleaner. The “total contact” brakes were recently replaced all the way around including all new wheel cylinders, soft lines and a portion of hard line. The parking brake components were also replaced and it works great. The fuel pump, power steering lines and battery were all replaced within the last few years. All of the fluids and filters were recently changed.
The exterior of the Plymouth is in excellent overall condition. The base coat / clear coat dark red metallic paint is very glossy and it looks great. There are some touched up paint chips in various places on the car and some bubbles on the corners of the trunk lid and doors. There is no evidence of any major rust repair to the body. The fenders, rockers, and quarter panels are all very straight and look great. The majority of the exterior chrome has been replaced or re-chromed and it shines like new. The grille, headlight trim, “eye brows,” and fender V’s are all very straight and have been chromed. All of the stainless including the door handles have been polished to a mirror-like finish. The bumpers have been replaced, however there is a slight bend in the rear bumper due to the previous owner backing into something. The driver’s side fender trim is also slightly bent near the door opening. All of the glass is in great condition and the windshield was replaced at some point. She is still equipped with 14” steel wheels, original hubcaps and radial tires.
The interior has been completely redone from top to bottom. The headliner, seat covers and carpeting were replaced. The seats feature a red velour insert that compliments the black interior very well. The steering wheel and optional padded dash are in great shape. All of the interior trim including the window surrounds, knobs, radio, door latches, trunk latch and glove box door were chromed. The radio and clock both work, however the radio is not connected to any speakers. The factory instrument cluster and gauges work and aftermarket tach / 3 gauge set added. There is a small hole in the passenger side toe board due a leak from a previously installed aftermarket air conditioning unit. There is also another area that was repaired with metal on the passenger side floor. The rest of the floors / frame are solid. The trunk floor is very solid and the interior of the trunk was recently painted.
As much as I’d hate to see her go, Christine’s older sister is ready for a new home. She’s a guaranteed hit at the local car shows and cruise-ins because you just don’t see many 57-59 Mopars around. The big block 383 powers this big finned beauty down the road with authority and she rides like floating on air. Grab your best girl or guy, hop in and press the D and have some fun!
Please feel free to contact me at 734-578-5125 with any questions. Please do not bid if you don’t intend to complete the transaction, don’t have to funds or don’t have permission from your significant other. The car is also listed for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early. $500 deposit due within 24 hours of auction close. All deposits are non-refundable. Full payment due within 7 days of auction close. The title will be released when any and all financial holds are cleared with the bank. Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping costs. Vehicle is sold AS IS, no warranties expressed or implied. Vehicle is described to the best of my knowledge, 3rd party inspections are welcomed but any and all costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Bidders with 0 feedback must contact me prior to bidding or bids may be canceled.
Thanks for looking and good luck!On May-22-16 at 10:51:23 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have had some questions on the condition of the body..YES the trunk floor, trunk drop offs, and lower rear quarters are absolutely beautiful condition with all factory drain holes and seams present as are the front fender eyebrows, lower front fenders, core support, wheel well, hoo, rockers, Door frames...all look beautiful with no rust or apparent repairs. This is a high dollar paint jo, when it was done with no orange peel or over spray areas. All glass is great including the windshield with no bubbles or delamination In the corners, it looks very nice. Even the the lower valence 's which are always bad on these cars look great!Any other questions ..feel free to contact me.Thanks and good luck