When you picture a ''57 Chevy in your imagination, this is the car you''ve always dreamed of. A super-clean stock look with a few upgrades that make it a first-rate cruiser and show piece, this Chevy is a bargain-priced icon that you can finally afford. Matador Red is the quintessential ''57 Chevy color and combined with Bel Air trim, there aren''t many cars that attract more attention out on the road. And if anyone takes the time to look it over up close and personal, they''ll find very straight, clean sheetmetal that fits together extremely well, despite the very affordable price point. The finish is bright urethane which shines up like the original Magic Mirror lacquer but is far more durable. And restoring any ''57 Chevy is an expensive proposition when you get to the shiny stuff, and this one wears lots of nicely finished chrome, polished stainless, and, of course, those anodized aluminum panels on the quarters. That same trim also make panel alignment critical, and you can easily see in the photos that this one fits together quite well. The interior has been restored to pretty much stock specs, including the multi-colored upholstery that''s pure 1950s kitch. Bench seats mean there''s plenty of room for your friends and family and there''s no such thing as a bad seat in this car. Replacement black carpets have the correct weave and nap and are protected by red rubber mats that look flashy as well as authentic. The dash is stock, including the factory instruments that look fantastic, and the steering wheel has been nicely restored and doesn''t show any significant signs of age or wear. The original AM radio is gone, replaced by an AM/FM/cassette stereo that sits neatly in the original slot, so it doesn''t detract from the ''50s vibe. No modern gauges under the dash, no cut-up panels for oversized stereo equipment, just a nice, stock-looking ''57 Chevy that makes everyone wish it was in their garage. Even the trunk is nice and stock, complete with a full-sized spare (a bias-ply, no less!) and a reproduction rubber mat so it looks like the factory intended. A fully-dressed 327 cubic inch V8 is a natural fit in the Chevy''s engine bay, and with plenty of chrome, you''ll look forward to showing it off. Edelbrock valve covers and a cool triangular air cleaner work well with the Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley 4-barrel carb. The block has been bored .015 oversize and fitted with a mild performance camshaft, so it has a great idle and puts the original 283 to shame on the open road. It''s backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, which is probably overkill for a small block but also means that durability will never be an issue. Headers with a custom dual exhaust system and glasspack-style mufflers give it a vintage performance sound and probably add a few horsepower, too. A modern rack-and-pinion steering setup works with a tubular A-arm suspension to provide better precision on the road, along with a set of cross-drilled front discs up front. Classic American Racing Torque Thrust wheels wear low-profile rubber that looks exactly right on the vintage Chevy. Stop waiting on the sidelines, because restored ''57 Chevys don''t get more affordable than this. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.