This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop is already finished just the way you''d want it. Fantastic colors, fully sorted mechanicals, lots of options including A/C, and just enough attitude to let folks know the ''50s are over. Yes, this is the one you''ve been waiting for. Tuxedo Black with a red interior will look great forever, and it neatly straddles the original 1950s look with a few modern touches to make it relevant today. Hailing from a museum, the car is wonderfully preserved with a spectacular shine to the paint, which is amazingly coming up on 10 years old. It looks incredibly fresh and few cars wear black better than the ''57 Chevy. Nice gaps, beautifully finished panels that reflect like mirrors, and tight-fitting trim all offer proof that a lot of time and money went into this car. The trim is all shiny and bright, including the traditional Bel Air panels on the quarters, and a few gold-anodized pieces retain the original look while offering a bit more contrast to the overall look. You know how ''57 Chevys are supposed to look, and this hardtop totally nails it. Stuffing a black and red interior in this hardtop creates a fantastic place to spend some time. Everything was new at the time of the restoration: seat covers, door panels, carpets, and even the headliner, and the passing years don''t seem to have done much to diminish its crisp look. Color-matched floor mats blend in while the bright red steering wheel, dashboard, and window garnish moldings provide vivid contrast to the black bodywork. The original gauges are beautifully restored, and unlike so many of this car''s siblings, even the clock is fully functional! You''ll notice that the shift quadrant is a more modern setup with three forward gears, suggesting that the original PowerGlide was dumped in favor of a TH350 3-speed automatic. Aftermarket A/C uses under-dash vents for a more low-key look and it''s still quite effective, and the original radio has been replaced with a digital AM/FM piece. The trunk was finished to stock specs, and includes a proper rubber mat and bias-ply wide whitewall spare tire of indeterminate age. The wonder that is the small block Chevy V8 works in this ''57 to give you a few extra cubes in the form of a later 327. Nicely detailed with bright Chevy Orange paint, it wasn''t intended to look stock, but perhaps OEM-like in its execution. A 4-barrel carburetor helps build horsepower while a new aluminum radiator with a big electric fan keeps both the engine and the passengers cool when the A/C is cranking. You''ll also find long-tube headers, a new dual master cylinder with front disc brakes, a big front sway bar with new springs and control arms up front, and adjustable air shocks out back, all of which make this a very versatile car. The chassis is tidy but not detailed, so you don''t have to worry about hitting the road in this awesome Bel Air. Classic Torque Thrust wheels are the ideal high-performance rolling stock and spin 225/70/15 BFG radials. This winning 1957 is traditional in every way that matters and brings a host of upgrades with it that makes it absolutely awesome to drive. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.