Sam Pack Collection | Lot 222
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
$46,750 USD | Sold
| Farmer's Branch, Texas
15 November 2014
- Finished in stunning Matador Red with India Ivory; Features the desirable Power Pack-equipped, 283-cubic inch V-8
220 bhp, 283 cu. in. V-8 engine with a single four-barrel carburetor, two-speed Powerglide transmission, independent front suspension via upper and lower wishbones and coil springs, live rear axle with leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.
Nineteen fifty-seven was the first year that Ford outsold Chevrolet since the introduction of the Model A, but Chevrolet would have the last laugh, as the Bel Air would become one of the most celebrated automobiles produced in the 1950s. Chevrolet’s success in the showroom was mirrored by its success on the race track, which was thanks to the company’s robust 283-cubic inch V-8, as it undoubtedly helped cement the car’s reputation with the public.
Following a full frame-off restoration to its original configuration in 1993, this 1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe, which is equipped with the 220-brake horsepower variant of the 283 V-8 and fitted with the optional Power Pack, was shown at multiple events, including at the UAW/GM 40th Anniversary Celebration in 1999, where it was very well received. This Bel Air is finished in its original color combination of Matador Red with India Ivory and a matching red and black interior, and it shows quite well. It is a stunning example of mid-’50s American automotive style.