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Mario's Tribute to 1957 Chevy

1957 Chevy Icon

More than 60 dealer installed options.

From an electric antenna to a foot operated windshield washer.

283ci V8. There were three engine choices 235ci 140hp straight-six, 265ci V8 162hp and 283ci V8 from 185hp to an incredible 283hp.

Some of the factory optional equipment included air conditioning and Rochester fuel injection.

The 1957 Chevrolet is an American icon.

One of the most popular cars to ever come down an assembly line.

283ci 283hp, fuel injection. Chevy engineers made history when the '57 Chevy became the first GM production car to achieve one horsepower per cubic inch with the new 283-cu.in. V-8 which developed 283hp thanks to then-new Rochester mechanical fuel injection.

More than 1.5 million were built, in 19 body styles, 460 model/color combinations.

On October 19, 1956, the 1957 Chevrolet was unveiled.

The designers went as extreme as they could while saving the deck, roof and doors from the 1955-'56 models.

283ci V8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust.

The new '57 model came out 2.5 inches longer and almost two inches lower than the '56 models.

A new, larger windshield debuted, and the hood was lower.

The Nomad 2 dr sport station wagon was in its 3rd year.

283ci V8.

Flashy interiors with jet like instrument panel.

1957 Chevy Panel Delivery Wagon.

1957 Chevy Panel Delivery Wagon.

283ci 8-cylinder engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors 245hp.

Beautiful interior with Jet style instruments.

Top selling 4 dr station wagon.

Big seller with suburbanites.

283ci engine with an automatic transmission.

Standard interior with Jet style instruments.

Top selling 4 dr sedan.

Family car top selling 4 dr sedan.

283 V8 and Power Pack option.

Standard interior with Jet style instruments.

Most economical 2 dr sedan.

Top seller 2 dr sedan.

235ci 140hp 6-cylinder engine with 3-speed manual transmission.

Beautiful interior on lowest priced 57 Chevy.

George's beautiful 57 Chevy after a 2-year restoration. Love the color. George is a longtime member of American Torque and a frequent contributor.

Love the Continental Wheel on George's pristine 57 Chevy.

Totally restored 283 V8 Power Pack on George's 57 Chevy.

Totally restored interior on George's 57 Chevy.


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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan


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1957 Chevrolet Belair Commercial


1957 Chevrolet Station Wagons Commercial


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuel Injected


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door sedan


1957 Chevy Bel Air sport sedan 6 cylinder



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Mario on Apr 25, 2022 said:

On October 19, 1956, the 1957 Chevrolet was unveiled.

One of the most popular cars to ever come down an assembly line.

More than 1.5 million were built, in 19 body styles, 460 model/color combinations.

There were three engine choices: 235ci 140hp straight-six, 265ci V8 162hp and 283ci V8 from 185hp to an incredible 283hp. Chevy engineers made history when the '57 Chevy became the first GM production car to achieve one horsepower per cubic inch with the new 283-cu.in. V-8 which developed 283hp thanks to then new Rochester mechanical fuel injection. The 1957 Chevrolet is an American icon and one of my all-time favorites. And the best part was my taking and passing my road test in my Aunt’s 57 Chevy 2dr sedan!

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ghpcnm on Apr 25, 2022 said:

The '57 Chevy is an automotive icon. I owned the 2 door post version back in the day. I installed a built 327 and of course it had a 4 speed. It was a beauty with Cragars, Holley 4 bbl, Edelbrock intake, Hooker Headers, 4:11 gear set and all the cool stuff of that late 60's era. I sold it in order to buy a new 1970 GTO. The fella that bought it, totaled it a week later. Unfortunately, I lost the pictures of it during the war with my ex.

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Mario on Apr 26, 2022 said:

I never owned a 57 Chevy but my Aunt did and I drove her car. It was a 2 dr Bel Air and I passed my road test with it first time. An American Icon the 57 Chevy is still a sought after classic.

Thank you for your comments Dave on the 57 Chevy. Cheers!

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Mario on Apr 27, 2022 said:

Semper Fi brother! Kilo 3/1

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57timemachine on Apr 28, 2022 said:

Mario, thank you once again for thinking my 57 Chev Bel Air four door hardtop (Sport sedan) ranked for your tribute. I very much appreciate it sir. I owned the car from 1984 to 2007 and spent September 1990 to May 1992 restoring it. It is one that I regret letting get away. Cheers.

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Mario on Apr 29, 2022 said:

You're welcome, George! The 57 Chevy will always be an Icon for now and future generations, and I will always post pictures of yours. What a Beauty! Cheers!

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57timemachine on Apr 29, 2022 said:

Thanks again my old car brother. Cheers.

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