1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 270 HP engine


Description


Dual quad 283/270 HP engine with Duntov cam
Factory correct Matador Red with Silver and Red interior per the original trim tag
3-speed manual transmission
Engine compartment and underside showing ground-up restoration
Wide whitewall tires on red-painted wheels with full-size spinner wheel covers and superb chrome and brightwork complete the exterior presentation. Heading the option list is the car’s 283 CI small-block V-8. No garden variety motive power here; this was the most powerful carbureted engine in Chevrolet’s 1957 lineup, one lifted straight out of the Corvette spec sheet. Sporting 9.5:1 compression, it was fed by dual inline Carter 4-barrel carburetors on a tuned aluminum intake manifold. The special “997” cylinder heads used in the Corvette were also present, their oversized valves actuated by the famed Duntov solid-lifter camshaft. Rated at 270 HP at 6,000 RPM and 285 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM, it was accompanied by the requisite column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission; only the Rochester fuel-injected version of the 283 CI small-block put more power to the pavement. This award-winning Bel Air convertible shows dedicated attention to factory originality and authenticity in nearly every detail, from its paint, interior and chrome to its spotless and correct engine compartment, trunk and undercarriage.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 270 HP engine
$ 16,000.00
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Dual quad 283/270 HP engine with Duntov cam
Factory correct Matador Red with Silver and Red interior per the original trim tag
3-speed manual transmission
Engine compartment and underside showing ground-up restoration
Wide whitewall tires on red-painted wheels with full-size spinner wheel covers and superb chrome and brightwork complete the exterior presentation. Heading the option list is the car’s 283 CI small-block V-8. No garden variety motive power here; this was the most powerful carbureted engine in Chevrolet’s 1957 lineup, one lifted straight out of the Corvette spec sheet. Sporting 9.5:1 compression, it was fed by dual inline Carter 4-barrel carburetors on a tuned aluminum intake manifold. The special “997” cylinder heads used in the Corvette were also present, their oversized valves actuated by the famed Duntov solid-lifter camshaft. Rated at 270 HP at 6,000 RPM and 285 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM, it was accompanied by the requisite column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission; only the Rochester fuel-injected version of the 283 CI small-block put more power to the pavement. This award-winning Bel Air convertible shows dedicated attention to factory originality and authenticity in nearly every detail, from its paint, interior and chrome to its spotless and correct engine compartment, trunk and undercarriage.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air
Year: 1957
Doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Silver/red
Exterior Color: Red
Vehicle Identification Number: VC57J223756
United States, Louisiana, Baton Rouge
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