There's nothing like a Matador Red on the '57 Chevy body, and I'll wager that if you ask anyone to picture a '57 Chevy in their imagination, it'll look something like this. Great looks simply never go out of style, especially when they're as well-executed as this one. We always talk about prep and alignment, but on this car it's almost redundant, because you can see how nice it is just be looking at the photos. That shine is no illusion, and the distortion-free reflections in the paint's surface are not trick photography. This car really is as nice as it looks thanks to a full repaint few years ago. Even the chrome has all been refinished, a critical feature on any '50s car, and no Bel Air is complete without that anodized panels on the fins, which are bright and crisp.
Inside, the black and red patterned cloth interior is beautifully restored to stock condition. The seat covers, door panels, headliner, and carpets are all correct 1957 equipment, and the funky fabric is a great blast from the past. With full-sized seating for six, this is a car that can carry the entire family in comfort, and keeps its comfort and convenience items neatly out of sight. Again, it's pretty much the way the factory intended, including bright trim sweeping across the dash, although the under-dash A/C and AM/FM/cassette stereo are smart upgrades. The original gauges remain in charge of keeping the driver appraised of engine operation and seat belts were added for safety. The massive trunk is also properly detailed with a reproduction rubber mat, full-sized spare that's never been used.
We always like seeing small block power under the hood of a Tri-Five Chevy, because after all, these were the cars that introduced us to this versatile powerhouse. Now you have a fresher and powerful 350 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. It's built with the right pieces, including a four-barrel carburetor, aluminum intake, and a large electric pusher fan. It's a strong and versatile motor especially when paired with a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. Add in power steering, and power brakes. You know you've been looking at cars like this for months. Here's the right car at the right price with all the hard work already done. What are you waiting for? Call today!