Tell Us About Your Car: 1957 Chevrolet Convertible

1957 Chevrolet Convertible

1957 Chevrolet Convertible

The 1957 Chevrolet was not supposed to be. Instead of a continuation of the 1955-1956 design, the 1957 was supposed to be a brand new car. But, things do not always go as we would like them. Production delays at Chevrolet required the use 1955-1956 style to hang on for one more year. But Ed Cole, the chief engineer for Chevrolet, dictated a series of changes for the 1957 model. These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to the headlight pods. All of these changes made the 1957 Chevrolet a classic.

The car featured here is excellent example of America’s¬†Favorite Collectors Car. This Convertible is received a off frame restoration done by Keith’s Classic Chevy in Mocksville, NC. The car is finished in Matador Red with a White Soft Top Convertible and Red & Silver Interior. This car has been featured in the lobby at the Raleigh Convention Center at the Annual New Car Expo. This car has won many awards including Best in Show at the annual Azalea Festival in New Bern, NC, Best GM in Raleigh at the Annual Corvettes International ¬†Show. This Car is built for the road but still looks like a stock 283 Power Pack and a 700R4 transmission. The car will cruize at 70mph and only 2100 rpms. Attached to the transmission is a bored 400 small block with a slight cam, electronic ignition, 20/16 valves, 100 amp generator plus a spare, Corvette High Performance Heads,1957 standard 250 horsepower Carter Dual Quads with the correct Bat Wing Air Cleaner, Wide Radial White Wall Tires. Additional features include Rear Antenna, Fender Skirts, Tissue Dispenser, Upgraded Radio, Vintage A/C, Electric Wipers, PS/PBs, Window Washer, Spinner Hub Caps, Tinted Glass, Vanity Mirror and a Traffic Light Viewer.

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