The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 212
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 'Fuel-Injected' Convertible
$110,000 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
283 hp, 283 cu. in. overhead valve fuel-injected V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, live axle rear suspension with leaf springs, and power drum brakes all around. Wheelbase: 115 in.
It could be said that the restoration performed on this 1957 Bel Air was the best that money could buy. With the highly desirable 283-cubic inch V-8 with fuel injection, taking the horsepower rating to 283, this was the ultimate performer in a full-sized Chevy. This immaculate car has a very straight body with exceptional chrome and trim. The body was removed from the frame when restored, and red primer was also applied, as when new, to the underside. The frame was completely sanded and painted to be better than new. Finished in Matador Red with red and grey upholstery, it is a rare radio delete car with no power brakes or steering, but it does have a power top. Only 141 miles now show on the odometer, presumably since restoration, and the quality continues to be well above par, as this convertible is simply outstanding in every way.