1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Fuel injected 283 CI V-8 engine


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Fuel injected 283 CI V-8 engine
Turboglide automatic transmission
Matador Red exterior
Red and Silver two-tone interior
California car
Power convertible top
Power steering and brakes
Power windows
Power seat
Power antenna
Pushbutton radio
Heater
Back-up lights
Continental kit
This superb 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible has all the features that collectors seek in the treasured Tri-Five generation, starting with its Rochester fuel-injected 283 CI small-block engine, in this case mated to Chevrolet’s rare Turboglide 2-speed constantly variable automatic transmission, a planetary-gear device similar to Buick’s Dynaflow. Denoted as a later production version by its “Gr” (“Grade Retarder”) shift quadrant marker (early versions used “Hr” for “Hill Retarder”), the Turboglide incorporates a low-speed engine brake for increased performance on hills.
This California Black Plate example’s line-topping performance is matched by its style and abundant optional extras. Restored in frame-off fashion by its second owner in the early 1980s, its Matador Red paint, two-tone red and silver interior and power-operated white convertible top are augmented with an optional Continental kit, back-up lights and wide whitewall tires with full-size spinner wheel covers. Power steering and brakes, power windows and front seat, a heater and a pushbutton radio with power antenna round out this gorgeous ’57 Bel Air’s list of highly desirable features.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Fuel injected 283 CI V-8 engine
$ 17,500.00
Fuel injected 283 CI V-8 engine
Turboglide automatic transmission
Matador Red exterior
Red and Silver two-tone interior
California car
Power convertible top
Power steering and brakes
Power windows
Power seat
Power antenna
Pushbutton radio
Heater
Back-up lights
Continental kit
This superb 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible has all the features that collectors seek in the treasured Tri-Five generation, starting with its Rochester fuel-injected 283 CI small-block engine, in this case mated to Chevrolet’s rare Turboglide 2-speed constantly variable automatic transmission, a planetary-gear device similar to Buick’s Dynaflow. Denoted as a later production version by its “Gr” (“Grade Retarder”) shift quadrant marker (early versions used “Hr” for “Hill Retarder”), the Turboglide incorporates a low-speed engine brake for increased performance on hills.
This California Black Plate example’s line-topping performance is matched by its style and abundant optional extras. Restored in frame-off fashion by its second owner in the early 1980s, its Matador Red paint, two-tone red and silver interior and power-operated white convertible top are augmented with an optional Continental kit, back-up lights and wide whitewall tires with full-size spinner wheel covers. Power steering and brakes, power windows and front seat, a heater and a pushbutton radio with power antenna round out this gorgeous ’57 Bel Air’s list of highly desirable features.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air
Type: Convertible
Year: 1957
Doors: 2
Mileage: 44
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Red/silver
Exterior Color: Red
Vehicle Identification Number: VC57J179082
United States, Colorado, Denver
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