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FROM THE MISSOULA AUTO MUSEUM COLLECTION Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th – 22nd 2017 at Russo and Steeles 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information.
Throughout its long and storied history GMs Chevrolet Division has consistently produced some of the most popular automobile designs ever conceived. Of all though Chevys wildly successful and handsomely designed 1955-1957 Shoebox models rank at the top of the list today. While certain Chevrolet enthusiasts may prefer the subtlety of the 1955 and 1956 models others favor the flashier 1957 Chevy line and the top-level 1957 Bel Air models as the ultimate expression of the concept.
Deft stylistic updates for 1957 maintained a remarkably fresh and light overall appearance even though its tailfins grew considerably larger than those of 1956. Similarly the distinctive face and larger bumper design up front avoided the heavy-handed effect of certain other manufacturers designs of the era. An ever-growing list of powertrain choices and combinations plus new competition-oriented high-performance parts added the substance to back up the sizzle with Chevys immensely successful small-block V-8 engine now enlarged to 283 cubic inches of displacement.
In addition to their increased performance and improved handling the Chevrolet line continued to offer the crash proof door locks padded safety-design dashboard and optional seatbelts launched with the previous years models. Powerful four-barrel and dual-quad engines plus the handful of cars equipped with Rochester fuel injection kept Chevrolet competitive on NASCAR ovals and the fast-growing drag strips across America. From new customizers drag racers and hot rodders gravitated to Chevys 1957 models in all forms and trim levels ranging from the basic 150 and 210 cars to the highly equipped top-of-the-line Bel Air a mainstay of todays classic-car marketplace.
Finished in rarely seen colors and very nicely presented this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door Hardtop Sport Coupe is complemented by two-tone upholstery and powered by a small-block V-8 engine with highly correct finishes and components in place. Chevrolets distinctive Bel Air trim and Jet Age details ensure it will always attract attention wherever it goes. Offered without reserve from the Missoula Auto Museum Collection this 57 Chevy provides an outstanding opportunity to own and enjoy an example of on e of the most iconic American automobiles of the Fabulous Fifties. Multiple trophies earned by this car in Midwest auto shows can be found in the trunk.