Before the muscle car madness of the Sixties, there was the luxurious Fifties. American car buyers' demand for full-sized cars was at an all-time high. Cars were decked with luxury and provided their owners with a smooth and subtle ride. If you were looking for a car that is the posterchild of the 50s, the Chevrolet Bel-Air sure comes up on top of the list. Take a look at this lovely 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe, for instance, boasting its iconic Fifties personality. This American beauty has reportedly undergone a restoration in 1986 and makes for the perfect Sunday cruiser.
With its unusual design, long swooping body lines, and coupe body styling, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe, with its red and white exterior, pays tribute to all those Fifties design cues well. The car sports all its chrome trim and blends in well with the two-tone exterior color. The car rides on its factory steel wheels wrapped around whitewall tires. The interior of any Fifties car is a sight to behold but a Bel Air’s interior is a treat to look at and be in. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe sports a black and silver interior that is in great shape. Furthermore, it sports all its original trim with the original Chevrolet steering wheel and radio present and in good condition.
The 1957 model year was the last year of the second generation Bel Air. To celebrate this and ensure it leaves with a bang, the model was now offered an all-new 283ci engine, the same engine found in the 1957 model Corvette. Powering this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe is that 283 ci (4.6L V8) engine which, when new, was capable of pushing out an impressive 283hp. Geared for performance and not just a comfortable cruiser, the power is sent to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission. Pop the hood, and you are treated to some tasteful modifications. The valve covers have been swapped out for Moroso valve covers, and the air filter housing now sports an Edelbrock unit. The seller reports that the car has seen a recent service to ensure everything is checked.