Frame-off restored, true Matador Red 1957 Bel Air with new matching red and black patterned interior. Rare and desirable 283 engine with "EB" suffix code, Dual Quad carburetors with Batwing air cleaner, power steering, 3 speed manual transmission. Rolling on steel wheels and correct Bel Air wheel covers and wide whites. This incredible Bel Air has had an extensive restoration to replicate its original 1957 splendor. The interior looks amazing and appears as it did when it rolled off the factory floor, with newer door panels and carpet. Very nice freshly painted dash and instrumentation, like new steering wheel and dash bezel. New chrome bumpers front and back, new grill and stainless side trim and emblem. New or very good glass all the way around. The undercarriage is just as nice with red floors that are structurally outstanding, freshly painted black frame rails, axels and suspension, new exhaust, gas tank and brakes. Under the hood is stunning with the extremely rare EB coded 283 ci with freshly rebuilt dual quad carburetors, power steering and Chevrolet scripted valve covers. This nostalgic icon car is rolling on freshly painted steel wheels, new chrome Bel Air wheel covers and new wide white tires.
- Matador Red paint
- Frame off restoration
- Newer chrome bumpers
- Newer grill, side trim and emblems
- Newer glass
- Steel wheels
- Wide white tires
- Red and black patterned interior
- Newer door panels
- Newer carpet
- 283 "EB" suffix code, 270 hp engine
- 3 speed manual transmission
- Dual quad carbs
- Batwing air cleaner
- Power steering
- Frame-off and show quality
- Incredible floors painted red
- Many new parts
- Very nice frame, inner rockers and car supports
"The Chevrolet Bel Air
was a full-siz car produced by Chevrolet for the 19501981 model years. Initially only the two door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952, as distinct from the Styleline and Fleetline models for the remainder of the range. With the 1953 model year the Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a unique body shape to a premium level of trim applied across a number of body styles. The Bel Air continued with various other trim level designations until US production ceased in 1975. Production continued in Canada, for its home market only, through the 1981 model year."
"In 1957 engine displacement grew to 283 cu in (4.6 L) with the "Super Turbo Fire V8" option (shared with the Corvette), producing 283 hp (287 PS; 211 kW) @ 6200 rpm and 290 lb⋅ft (393 N⋅m) @ 4400 rpm of torque with the help of Rochester Ramjet continuous mechanical fuel injection (closed-loop). These so-called "fuelie" cars are quite rare, since most Bel Airs were fitted with carburetion. The 1957 Bel Air is among the most recognizable American cars of all time; well-maintained examples, especially Sport Coupes and Convertibles are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. They are roomy, with tastefully restrained, period use tail fins and chrome. A second automatic transmission, Turboglide was optional. While the original two-speed Powerglide continued unchanged, Turboglide provided a continuously variable gear-ratio which made "shifting" imperceptible. The shift quadrant on Turboglide cars followed a "P R N D Gr" pattern."
American Dream MachinesAt American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.