Iconic on the outside, custom/comfy on the inside, a modern suspension underneath it all, and a powerful fuel-injected V8 under the hood. You might have already fallen in love at first sight with this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air restomod, but it only gets better the deeper you dig.
The exterior is that perfect blend of vintage and upgraded. After all, there is arguably no better recognized shape than the Tri-Five Chevys, but you can also instantly tell this one is extra special. The body panels have the kind of straightness that only comes from taking real time and huge money to get right. And this investment pays off when it's the canvas for an artfully slick application of a modern Brazen Burnt Orange paint. This is a real-deal Bel Air, and since this is arguably the biggest icon in classics, the full restoration means making sure the acres of chrome and stainless have a mirror-like quality. This includes the wide grille, bumper package with Dagmars as large as the headlights, dual jet-inspired hood ornaments, and the full-length body trim that ends in the hallmark bright tailfin inserts. But as much as we love those iconic pieces, the custom Forgiato wheels with extra-large rear rubber also let you know there is modern performance beneath the vintage skin.
The award-worthy custom presentation continues when you open the door. It starts with the modern bucket seats. A full custom shop created an artful and luxurious pattern from leather and suede. The front ones are power adjustable, and even the rear seats have bucket-like individuality. And because one shop did the whole interior, the carpeting, center console, headliner, and custom door panels all match for a thoughtful uniform look. The exterior orange even returns as an accent color. All the best upgrades were nicely integrated, like the R134a air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power steering, and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with touchscreen interface. The Forgiato steering wheel has a pattern to match the exterior alloys, and beyond that, the Dakota Digital gauges are an upgraded information package with an aggressive red glow. And the trunk is fully furnished, right down to the well-integrated nitrous bottle... yes, we said nitrous!
The engine bay has a striking look with smooth inner walls and plenty of polished components. But you can also instantly tell this is a beefy powerhouse built for performance. It's a Patriot Motors 383 cubic-inch stroker engine that has been enhanced with aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake, and ceramic-coated headers. Plus, the FAST fuel injection has a controller so you can dial in your level of consistent performance. And while this would be enough power for most people, you can instantly get ahead of them all with the nitrous injection system. A complete build like this also has all the best supporting components, like Painless wiring, stainless steel braided hoses, Optima red top battery, MSD ignition, serpentine belts, and a BeCool aluminum radiator w/dual electric fans. Handling all this power is a TCI Streetfighter three-speed automatic transmission that fees a Positraction rear end. As you look underneath, you'll see how clean and fresh the whole build is (only about 1k miles since completion.) You'll also spot great upgrades like tubular control arms up front and a four-link rear w/coilovers. And Wilwood four-wheel power disc brakes and Pirelli tires give you confident grip in this big power Bel Air.
This is the iconic coupe upgraded to be a serious performance machine. It's the build that leaves you wanting for nothing. So the only way you'll be disappointed is if you miss this custom '57 Chevy. Call today!!!