DESCRIPTIONThis is unquestionably the most highly optioned 1957 Chevy we've ever seen. With 42 factory options, plus a 283 and a classic Matador Red paint scheme, it's the ultimate example of the ultimate '50s cruiser. It's hard to go wrong with a bright red '57 Chevy convertible, and if you've been waiting for the right opportunity to come along, well, this is your chance. The restoration is recent, and with a car this unique, you know they went the extra mile. It's hard to screw up a '57, since practically everyone's an expert, so the guys doing the work were extra careful to get it right. All the distinctive Bel Air trim was fully restored, including the anodized side panels that are the '57's calling card. And at a glance, you'll note a few of those 42 options, including fender skirts and dual power antennas on the rear deck, not to mention the factory-installed continental kit and ultra-rare lower trunk lid edge molding. The chrome is downright gorgeous, and you'll probably find that few other cars can compete for attention when this convertible's around. The red and silver theme continues inside, where the interior has been fully restored to original specifications. That means fresh button-tufted seat covers, new black carpets (with contrasting red mats), and artfully designed door panels that seem to mirror the external trim's shape. The '50s were the pushbutton age, and this car is loaded with electrical gadgets to keep any technophile happy. Among the cooler items are factory A/C, power windows, power seat, a Wonderbar radio with rear speaker, and perhaps coolest of all, an electric shaver. It appears that whomever ordered this car new simply said, "Give me everything." And thanks to the high-quality restoration, this one looks and feels like new. I mean, who do you find to restore a 65-year-old electric shaver? With fresh foam in them, the seats are all-day comfortable and have just the right look, and overhead there's a neatly fitted white power convertible top. The engine is Chevy's 283 cubic inch V8 topped by a 4-barrel carburetor. Forget fuel injection and dual quads, if you're someone who wants to drive his Bel Air, this is the best choice. Note that the engine bay is dominated by the factory A/C setup and oil bath air cleaner, but there's no mistaking the Chevy Orange engine underneath. Power brakes and steering (integrated into the generator) are, of course, on the list, and all the little details are correct, from the hose clamps to the decals. Underneath, there's a Powerglide 2-speed automatic, and the chassis has been spotlessly restored to show standards. The original wheels carry optional spinner hubcaps and a recent set of BFGoodrich Silvertown radial wide whites, one of the lone deviations from stock. This is one of those cars where you need to call to get all the details. The options list is extensive, and the car is every bit as remarkable as it seems here. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
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