Classic Chevys for Sale
When you say “Classic Chevy” the first two digits that appear in your mind is the fifty seven. If you are an old car buff you will immediately identify this with the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. When it comes to the most collectible car from 1950, it is the only name that flashes other than Corvette. It was dream of every individual of baby boom generation to get this great classic chevy’s for sale or even for a test drive.
Chevrolet made so many claims on this car. One of them was that it was the first to achieve one horsepower from every cubic inch of engine displacement. According to Chevrolet, it was the first can made inAmericathat achieved this 1 h.p. per cubic inch goal. But they were not the first. All 1957 Chevrolet models, even the cheaper models had fuel injection systems in place.
Chevy’s ’57 model went on to use 14inch wheels over 15 inches. The overall height was reduced but the width and wheelbase of the car remain unchanged. The car frame had new additions like front braces, shocks, control arms; ball joints and front brakes with heat-resistant linings. Styling was given more importance than anything else to improve sales and get more attention. The main objective of the styling was to give Chevy a bold and larger-than-life look. An example of this is the massive bumper and grille in the car.
1957 Chevrolet Belair Nomad
One of its most distinguished features was the innovative ventilation system featuring fresh air intakes in the headlamp eyebrows, which kept passengers warm over a long period of time. The new ventilation system reduced the cowl height and resulted in a lower hood. The center “Hood Bird” ornaments of the older versions of Chevrolet were switched by twin “Hood Rockets”.
Chevy called their most unique feature of the ’57 “unified bumper and grille styling” in one of their magazine ads. The bumper and grille were subjugated by a thick horizontal bar. The front end of the 1957 Chevy was more massive than its 1955 and 1956 counterparts bearing slight similarities to Cadilac and added up to give a whole new fresh look. The rear bumper was reshaped to match the style. Rear position lamps were shaped like a half moon at the base of each fin adjacent to the rear fender. At every end of the fender there was streamlined oval housings for the additional backup lights. Just below that there were inverted half moons which were painted black. Hidden fuel filler like the model of 1956 returned as a panel in the vertical edge molding of the driver side fin. All these features altogether make this 1957 Chevrolet this popular for the old car collectors today.
There are many places where you can find classic Chevy’s on display or on sale. If you attend annual cars shows that are hosted throughout the country you will be able to view several restored or original vintage Chevys. At these shows you can view other brands as well, sometimes owners will offer their cars for sales to the highest bidder or offer in in trade for another car. You can often find people looking to sell their personally owned vintage cars at the shows to collectors this is a great opportunity for you to make a purchase of one at a much more affordable rate than if you were to purchase it from a collector. You can also utilize local newspapers. Many old timers still put car adverts in the paper and you can often find a deal. The internet is perhaps the best resource as you can research locally, nationally and internationally for all options of the model you are targeting.
Weather you are a seasoned car enthusiast or newly opinioned car junkie, old school Chevys are a great bet when it comes to safety, reliability and beauty. I can guarantee that you will be completely happy with your choice.