CHEVROLET BELAIR SEDAN – 1957. SHOW STANDARD. FORTUNES SPENT.
957 Chevrolet Belair Sedan. Possibly one of the best examples for sale in the UK. This is show standard/winning. Imported from a lady in Virginia back in the late 80s with circa 60k miles from new. After a few UK owners in 1999 a huge restoration was started. This is mostly documented and photographed in the massive history file. Allegedly some 80,000 pounds was spent. Seeing the car being stripped to a bare chassis then every component restored or replaced with quality parts. The history file backs this figure up. Testament to the quality and depth of this restoration this iconic Belair is still good enough to win shows. More recent history take the car even further after being advertised 3 years ago at 29500 the advert was incorrect in its description stating the car had power steering, it didn’t . But it has now. It stated it had a new 4BBL Holley and ali manifold, it didn’t. But it has now. It also 18 months ago had a factory blue print crate engine replacing the low power 283ci with the 350ci. Again all documented. New ancillaries were also fitted including ali rocker covers, flex fan, new fuel pump, chrome air cleaner etc etc. The Belair has electronic ignition too for piece of mind. Also recently the whole wiper assembly has been replaced new with a quality 2 speed factory correct system which wasn’t cheap.
Everything on this car is just brilliant, the two tone metallic paint, the glass looks to be all replaced not a scratch in sight. All the stainless and chrome trim is as new. The wheels, tires, Rally trims are all as new. The steering, suspension, all as new. The whole of the interior is as new and factory correct with the addition of the floor mats and the chrome tissue holder.
Many ask about the Gold badging. This was a cost factory option when the car was new.
As you would expect the car starts 1st time every time . On the road it not only drives great and tight it goes very well thanks to the addition of a new small block and 4bbl Holley set up. I have known this car for some time and very proud to now have it for sale. I am convinced 1st serious person to see it will buy it.
Trailered transport offered at cost. Part ex welcome for similar standard classics.