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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210: The Ultimate Sleeper?

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Engine: 502 big block.
Transmission: TCI 400 Turbo, shift kit, 2500 stall converter.
Mileage: 14,874
Price: US $25,500.00


The Bel Air the gone in and out of fashion more times than I can remember.
This example has the cool, vintage looks, the black paint job giving it a slightly sinister air and the full restoration and upgrade to give it revitalised performance features.

This Bel Air has been treated to a full restoration and custom job.
The body was removed, prepped, rear tubs added, etc. and re-mounted on a custom built frame with all new body bushings. All new tinted glass, weather stripping, wiring, base coat clear coat paint. Color is GM Carbon Flash Black Metallic # WA501Q.

Frame and suspension: Frame was custom back halved with a 4 link setup with coil over shocks. Rear end is a narrowed 9″ Ford with standard Ford rear disc brakes and a 4:56 Moser gear and Detroit positraction unit. The front has been sub-framed with a Camaro front clip. Very professional job. It has power steering and standard Chevy front disc brakes. All new suspension parts and bushings. Racing driveshaft and u-joints. Drive shaft loops. Car handles very well and has a great stance. The wheels and tires were recently replaced with Weld Classic RTs and Hoosier racing tires. All 4 tires are DOT rated for street use. All together, they were over $3,000.

Driveline: Engine is a high performance Chevrolet crate motor generation VI 502 cu in engine with a hydraulic roller cam, 4 bolt mains, steel crank, forged pistons, heavy duty rods, etc. Compression is 9.6 to 1 so it will run on premium fuel from the local gas station. Date code shows it as a 2008 engine. Casting # 10237300. Cast iron rectangular port open chamber heads are 2008 date code also with a casting # of 14097088. It started out as the 454 HP version from GM Performance but it is now running an Edlebrock C-66-R dual quad intake with 2 Edlebrock 500 CFM Thunder series race carbs so it has little more HP. This engine setup would cost around $10,000 in todays prices. Transmission is a TCI 400 Turbo with a shift kit, and 2500 stall converter. This car has no problem smoking those huge 31×16.50×15 rear tires. Headers are newer stainless steel with a complete new galvanized Flow Master exhaust system. Sounds awesome. Spark is supplied by a MSD 6A box powering up the electronic distributor.

All things considered, this will make someone a fantastic ride.





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