Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto-Mod
- Complete professional ground-up restoration
- Corvette LS2 6.0 Liter/400 HP/400 horsepower/400 lb.-ft. of torque
- Built GM TH400 Automatic transmission
- HD 9" Ford Posi rear end
- Only 19K miles on complete ground-up restoration
- A real "Head Turner" wherever driven
Starting with an original Southern California no accident, no rust, and rock-solid body car, Corvette Millennium Yellow acrylic enamel paint was applied. All body panels are laser straight with uniform panel gaps all around. The condition of the chrome and stainless trim is rated at a 10, front bumper is 7-8. ALL NEW rear bumper with bumper guards and tail light assemblies. The NEW side glass is tinted to medium dark to coordinate well with the exterior Millennium Yellow finish.
The all-new, well-appointed, and spotless interior is completely restored. Seating surfaces are upholstered in the factory Bel Air black vinyl with the beautiful gray cloth cloud pattern inserts. There is no evidence of visible wear, rips, stains, etc. The upgraded steering column is topped with a custom Black leather covered Lecarra steering wheel. A custom under dash console houses VDO gauges. Tunes are provided by a dash mounted Retro radio, trunk mounted 10 CD player and custom 3-element speakers in the front kick panels and rear package tray.
Engine and Driveline
Power comes from a mid-2000 model year Corvette LS2 6.0 Liter/400 HP/400 horsepower/400 lb.-ft. of torque with a 10.9:1 compression ratio and a 6500-rpm redline Gen IV small-block. The show-quality engine features a Griffin heavy duty 4-core radiator with pusher and puller electric fans (according to the owner, this Bel Air has never and will never overheat), Vintage Air A/C and heat system, and serpentine drive assembly, and Power front disc brakes. The fuel system consists of an Edelbrock aluminum intake with a Holley 780 cfm dual feed carb, New aluminum fuel tank and a frame mounted electric fuel pump. A NEW windshield wiper motor, dry-cell battery, and lots of chrome and billet accessories. Chrome headers, Magnaflow mufflers, and stainless exhaust pipes in the stock location have nice chrome tips. Backing the LS2 is a "built" TH400 and Ford 9" Posi rear end with 3.0 gears.
Wheel and Tires
American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels are mounted on 8" BFG Radial T/A tires in the front and 10" in the rear.
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