Stock # EV439
Mileage: 48,148
Manual 3-Speed
Dusk Pearl
Black / Silver

“Pink Patina
1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Number's Matching
265 V8
with the
Original 3 On-the-Tree
Runs & Drives Great
*Vin: VC57J226082
VC – Bel-Air / 8 Cylinder / 2400
57 – 1957
J – Janesville, WI Plant
226082 – Sequential Serial Numbers's
*Trim Tag
57-1019D – 4 Door Sedan
Body # - J2469
Trim 663 – Black / Silver - *Original Interior
Paint 822D – Dusk Pearl / Imperial Ivory
Casting # 3731548 – 265 (1957) *Period Correct
Stamping # F503C – 265 V8 w/ 3 Speed Manual
Manifold # 3782690
Carb – *Correct* Rochester 2 Jet
3845122 – 3 Speed Manual *Correct Trans
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Evolve Motors is pleased to present this ICONIC 1957 Chevy Bel-Air
The year was 1957. Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were running the country, the TV show “Maverick” aired it's debut, and the average car cost only $2,749. 1957 saw the continued growth of bigger, taller tail fins on new cars; more lights, and bigger, more powerful engines were all the rage. '57 was also the year that GM was about to release the most iconic classic car the world has ever seen; the Bel-Air. Although much has changed in the world over the past 60 years, the Bel-Air name tag is still revered as one of the classiest and most elegant American automobiles ever built. Initially, General Motors executives wanted an entirely new car for 1957, but production delays necessitated the 1955–56 design for one more year. Ed Cole, chief engineer for Chevrolet, dictated a series of changes that significantly increased the cost of the car. These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to the headlight pods, which resulted in the distinctive chrome headlight that helped make the '57 Chevrolet a classic. Fourteen-inch wheels replaced the fifteen-inch wheels from previous years to give the car a lower stance, and a wide grill was used to give the car a wider look from the front. The now famous '57 Chevrolet tailfins were designed to duplicate the wide look in the rear. Bel Air models were given gold trim: the grille, front fender chevrons, hood, and trunk script were all rendered in anodized gold. The 1957 Chevrolets did not have an oil pressure gauge or a voltmeter. From a numbers standpoint, the '57 Chevrolet wasn't as popular as General Motors had hoped. Despite its popularity, rival Ford outsold Chevrolet for the 1957 model year for the first time since 1935. However, the 1957 Ford— with the exception of the rare retractable hardtop model— is not nearly as prized by collectors today as the 1957 Chevrolet. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the '57 Chevrolet was a popular used car and highly prized "street machine" or hot rod in 1957 terms. It was the final year of the "shoebox" Chevrolet, as 1958 saw the introduction of a much larger and heavier "X" framed Chevrolet. The ideal size of the '57, combined with its relatively light weight compared to newer full-sized cars, made it a favorite among drag racers. The engine bay was big enough to fit GM's big-block engines, first introduced in 1958 and popularized in the 1960s by the Beach Boys in the song "409". The relatively simple mechanical attributes of the car made it easy to maintain, customize, and upgrade with components such as disc brakes and air conditioning. This “Tri-Five” survivor is an absolute time capsule back to those bygone days of hot rodding V8's and drag racing down the beach. She's just waiting for you to put your stamp on her
We found this car in a barn down in south Florida. Give us a call today to get all the details