Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop

Yup, another year, another benchmark car that needs to be featured because an exclusion would be something of the magnitude that would cause another coup attempt in Turkey.  I don't think I need to introduce anyone to the '57 Chevy, but for those who aren't familiar, this is the hot rod that started hot rodding.  It is the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp and the ram in the rama lama ding dong, not to mention the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop...but it isn't the dip in the dip da dip da dip.  Find this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop here on eBay bidding for $16,300 in Lake Havasu City, AZ with 3 days to go. This post is part of DT's 2016 Birthday Celebration of 100 cars; enjoy the ride!

Oddly enough Ford outsold Chevy for the 1957 model year, but head to any car show in small town USA and 57 Chevys will outnumber those Fords 3-to-1.  This one's original engine was long ago donated to a Ford Model T Bucket hot rod, and has a later fuel injected LT1 engine mated to a 700R4 autobox...but it'll be fine even without a 409.

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