Amazing Onyx Black with silver coves 1957 Corvette Fuelie 2 top convertible with the factory original, date code correct fuel injected 283 cubic inch engine and 4 speed transmission. This piece of art on for wheels is a frame-off restored masterpiece. A new era of Corvette performance began in 1957 with the engine displacement increase to 283 cubic inches and matching 283 horsepower in the Ramjet fuel injected power plant. This spectacular piece of Corvette history has only been driven 49 miles since under going a comprehensive 5 year body off restoration and it really shows with stunning paint, excellent gaps and body lines, beautiful chrome, polished stainless trim, lush red interior, new convertible top and restored Onyx black hard top. The engine compartment and undercarriage have both been professionally restored to show quality standards. Rolling on Coker wide white radial tires and full size Corvette spinner hub caps for a great ride and drop dead good looks.
- Extensive Frame off restoration
- Show quality Onyx Black paint with silver coves
- Excellent gaps and body lines
- Beautiful new chrome grill, bumpers, headlight bezels and license plate bracket
- New stainless trim
- Like new convertible top
- Removable hardtop with red dimple headliner
- Coker radial wide white tires with chrome Corvette spinner hubcaps
- Rich red interior
- Wonderbar radio
- New carpet kit
- Restored original steering wheel
- Beautiful dash with new red pad
- Crisp and clear instrumentation
- Original and date code correct 283 cubic inch 283hp fuel injected engine
- Casting number 3731548 Suffix code F429EL
- 10.5 to 1 compression
- Domed pistons
- Duntov solid lifter camshaft
- Rochester Ramjet fuel injection P/N 7014520 S/N 2158
- T10 4 speed transmission
- Aluminized off road exhaust
"The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations.
The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, since 1981, the Corvette has been manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. While always being an automobile known for speed and performance throughout its history, the Corvette has evolved throughout the generations into becoming the widely regarded, although never officially declared, flagship model of the Chevrolet car brand."
"The first generation of Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year. Originally designed as a show car for the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, it generated enough interest to induce GM to make a production version to sell to the public. First production was on June 30, 1953."
"A new body was introduced for the 1956 model featuring a new "face" and side coves; the taillamp fins were also gone. An optional "Ramjet" fuel injection system was made available in the middle of the 1957 model year. It was one of the first mass-produced engines in history to reach 1 bhp (0.75 kW) per cubic inch (16.4 cubic cm) and Chevrolet's advertising agency used a "one hp per cubic inch" slogan for advertising the 283 bhp (211 kW) 283 cu in (4.64 L) Small Block engine. Other options included power windows (1956), hydraulically operated power convertible top (1956), heavy duty brakes and suspension (1957), and four speed manual transmission (late 1957). Delco Radio transistorized signal-seeking "hybrid" car radio, which used both vacuum tubes and transistors in its radio's circuitry (1956 option)."American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality 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.