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1957 CHEVROLET CHEVY BEL AIR HARDTOP HIGH-END FRAME-OFF RESTORATION - TROPHIES

Sale price: $125,000.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: "Frame-Off Restoration...would cost $125,000+ to duplicate...Many Trophies throughout Southern Show Circuit"

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1957
Mileage:
2,311
Engine:
350 CID
Safety Features:
4-Wheel Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering
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1957 CHEVROLET CHEVY BEL AIR HARDTOP HIGH-END FRAME-OFF RESTORATION - TROPHIES for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 198 votes

1957 CHEVROLET CHEVY BEL AIR HARDTOP HIGH-END FRAME-OFF RESTORATION - TROPHIES  

BACKGROUND:  This is a superb frame-off restoration of a very solid 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe.   If you found a very nice. original un-restored Bel Air. and took it to a professional restorer to duplicate the quality and significant upgrades this car has. you would likely need to invest at least $125. 00. perhaps even more.

In virtually EVERY way. this car has been made to be FAR BETTER than new.

It is NOT for everyone…this classic is "investment grade" and only for the most serious and discriminating collectors and enthusiasts.

The restoration objective was to produce a concours-quality car. with many convenience and safety improvements so that the car could be enjoyed on today's modern roads and highways.

PLEASE NOTE: To show the very high restored quality of this Bel Air. there are well over 100 images.   The first 25 images are intended to give an overall view of the extraordinary quality and attention to detail that was lavished on the car.   The rest of the images are intended for serious prospective buyers…and show more detail than any other eBay automotive listings we have seen.   BUT. to see ALL of the images. you MUST place your cursor on an image - allow plenty of time for all images to download - and then scroll slowly ALL the way to the bottom.   CAUTION:  if you use the scroller to the FAR RIGHT of your screen or the "Click to view image album" feature. you will NOT see all the images.

2. 68 TRANSACTIONS WITH HAPPY PEOPLE!  As of the date of this listing. we've had 2. 68 transactions (both buying and selling) on eBay without a single complaint. One of the keys to our selling success is the use of LARGER and MORE images than you will likely see in ANY other eBay listing. so you can CLEARLY see what you are getting.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Jim Murphy at 706-429-7924 if you have any questions that this description or the pictures at right do not answer for you.

CONSISTENTLY WINS TROPHIES. EVERYWHERE IT GOES. attesting to the unusually high and tasteful quality of the restoration - some of the trophies this Bel Air has earned throughout the southern show circuit are shown.

Among the awards are:  A prestigious 2nd Place award at the Dale Earnhardt Legends Show Series. Editor's Choice. BEST Paint. BEST Original. BEST Original Interior. Top 2. CLASS Winner. and BEST Chevrolet Car. plus many others.

SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS…include 350 CID  "crate" motor with Holley 780-4BBL carb. "crate" 700R4 Automatic Transmission (with shift kit). 600R Power Steering. 4-wheel Power Disc Brakes. 3. 73 Posi-traction rear end. Cross-flow cooling. Tilt-steering wheel. Air-Conditioning (all modern "Vintage Air" components). nbsp; and Electronic AM-FM Radio with Sirius Satellite Radio.

WONDERFUL NOSTALGIC LOOK WITH THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE MODERN FEEL. you have the exquisite look that ONLY a revered classic such as the 1957 BelAir can provide. BUT the thoroughly modern and capable drive-train makes driving on today's roads enjoyable and confidence inspiring.

Everything tested for the listing works beautifully. with the exception of the horns. as they are original to the car and would require a relay to operational.   Another solution would be for the new owner to install and connect a modern horn system.

INVESTMENT POTENTIAL:  For many years. the best classics of the 1930s – Duesenbergs for example – bring well over $1 million dollars.   The best of the 1940s   have increased to dizzying heights. Finally. the 1950s are now well recognized as the most glamorous and flamboyant of ANY decade.   1950 cars - and especially the recognized "gold standard" 1950s cars such as the 1957 Bel Air - are virtually guaranteed of very handsome appreciation for decades to come.

It would be extremely difficult – if not impossible – to commission a restoration of this quality and specification for a Bel Air for less than $125. 00. and quite likely. it would cost more.

BE SURE TO EXAMINE ALL THE 100+ IMAGES AS THEY DETAIL IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAR!

PAYMENT DETAILS:  Payment is due within 3 business days of auction's end via Bank to Bank Wire Transfer. Vehicle will be released to the new owner immediately upon full clearance of payment to seller's Bank.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS are welcome. but MUST adhere to the Payment Details above and also make all arrangements for pick-up and importation of the vehicle into the Buyer's country.   We will store the car free of charge for a reasonable period of time while transportation is arranged for the car.

ABOUT ME:  I am an avid car enthusiast.   After retiring from 30 years of sales and marketing in a Global 100 company. I formed Murphy Endeavors. LLC and began buying and selling classic cars as a collector and for friends and clients.   This truly fabulous Bel Air is owned by a fellow Classic Car collector.

Please note (as of 3-9-2014) that I have had 2. 68 eBay transactions with 100% Positive Feedback.   I have sold classic cars to happy eBay customers in Sweden. Switzerland. France. Australia. Russia. Canada. Japan. and throughout the United States.


IMPORTANT FINAL REMARKS & CONDITIONS OF SALE. the Buyer will receive a Notarized Bill of Sale and the Georgia-issued registration certificate.   The state of Georgia did not begin issuing titles for cars until 1963…therefore NO car produced before 1963 is ever issued a Georgia title.   However. Georgia requires that evidence of purchase/ownership be shown when registering any pre-1963 vehicle…and the resultant pre-1963 (“Non-Title”) registration document then serves as proof of the seller's ownership.

For most practical purposes. this car was made “new” via its painstaking frame-off restoration process. Though every practical effort has been made to “renew” the car…it remains a 57 year-old vehicle with 57 year-old technology.   Therefore. the sale is strictly on an as-is and final basis with no warranty or liability expressed or implied.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Jim Murphy at 706-429-7924 if you have any questions that this description or the pictures at right do not answer for you.




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