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1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible!! Listed by ekrugg admin This listing has been viewed 512 times

City: Nazareth
State: PA
Phone: 610-417-3934
Zip: 18064
Country: United States
Engine Size: 283 ci
Horse Power: 283
Model: Bel Air
Price: $174,500
Make: Chevrolet
Year: 1957
Status: Active
Full Description: hevy Bel Air Convertible. A $106,000+ Frame-Off restoration (w/all receipts) finished in 1999, stored in a climate controlled environment and seldom driven since. Upon completion, this Bel Air was on display at a private museum in Florida until I purchased it in 2008. This is an extremely rare 283/283 H.P. Fuel Injected / SOLID LIFTER 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (ONLY 68 BUILT*). It is stunning in its original colors of Colonial Cream with correct Yellow and Silver interior. Desirable Three-On-The-Tree Close-Ratio 3 Speed Manual Column Shift Transmission (Only available transmission Chevrolet offered with the Solid Lifter 283 H.P. Motor)
This would be the first year for fuel injection at Chevrolet as they offered it on passenger cars early in 1957 and on Corvettes as of May 1957.*
For judging it has the correct orange needle gauges, clear parking lights, correct date coded generator, fuel injection unit, block, casting codes, exhaust manifolds and radiator, plus it is optioned with continental kit, chrome spinner hubcaps, dual rear mount antenna, wide white wall nylon bias ply square tires, E-Z eye tinted glass, AM push button radio w/optional Wonderbar radio Available if interested, electric clock, power top, heater and defroster, cushion-aire bumper guards, heavy duty clutch, courtesy lights, glove box light, heavy duty springs, oil filter, cigarette lighter, vanity mirror, dash prism "trafficator", S.S. chrome package (trunk trim and door handle guards), even a dealer installed radiator bug screen.
Priced below N.A.D.A. collectible car guidelines. Current N.A.D.A. book value is over $190,000 for "Exc. condition"
Car is available for inspection by appointment only.
My car is VIN # VC57J150000 born in Janesville, Wisconsin, with correct "EK" engine designation.
Correct 3731539 heads which featured the arrow block on the head and staggered valve cover bolts.
Block #3731548.
Radiator is M56.
Generator is 6L28,
EXTREMELY RARE Early Fuel injection #7014360 (which is the Early 1st generation fuel injection w/snowflake "winters" foundry mark on top of plenum unit) Serial #1134, Unit #054. It has the fuel meter single tube spider and micro switch for the crank enrichment.
Transmission #3845122 date code "107" (October 7, 1956).
Rear differential #3725899 (equals open axle date coded L106 = Dec. 10, 1956). The exhaust manifolds are #3733976 RH and #3733975 LH which only came on the 283/283.
The biggest auto news of 1957 was the introduction of "Ramjet" fuel injection manufactured by GM's Rochester carburetor division and developed by John Dolza, E.A. Kehoe, Donald Stoltman and Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov. It was optional equipment on the 1957 Corvette engines, and could also be had on V-8's powering any other Chevrolet car.
The first Rochester fuel injection unit was #7014360. Very early units did not have the familiar black Rochester Products I.D. tag, and the unit number (serial) was stamped into the lower front of the plenum vertical face. Early plenums had the "Winters Snowflake" cast in the ribbed area of the plenum.
Research shows that in very early 1957, production with the 4360 fuel injection unit used the 1957 Corvette-style air cleaner. The passenger car F.I. air cleaner was not available early in the 1957 production year." As a result, assembly line workers installed the Corvette-style chrome air cleaner to this already special convertible.
*See Alan Colvin's book "Chevrolet by the Numbers," Young and Mueller's Book "Chevrolet's Hot Ones, " 57ClassicChevy.com, Superchevy.com and Tri-five.com.
Price - $ 174,500 Serious Offers will be considered

Body Style: 2 Dr. Convertible
Transmission: Three Speed Manual