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Mario's Tribute to the Fabulous 1957 Cars

Added My 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Franklin Mint Model

1 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Fender Skirts

2 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Matador Red, Factory Continental Kit, Twin Antennas

3 1957 Chevy Bel Air. 283ci 250hp V8 Fuel Injection

4 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Powerglide, Seatbelts. MSRP $2,611

5 1957 Corvette. Production 001 Sold $605K Barrett Jackson Auction 2016

6 1957 Corvette. Production 001 Cascade Green with beige coves, power convertible top

7 1957 Corvette. Production 001 283ci dual 4-barrel V8 225hp

8 1957 Corvette. Production 001 Powerglide transmission. MSRP $3,176

9 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible. First year for the Bonneville. Only 630 produced

10 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible. Sold at Barrett Jackson Auction 2006 $101,200

11 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible. Fuel injected 347-cubic inch V8 315hp

12 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible. Leather seats, PS PB Auto. MSRP $5,782

13 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Holiday. SHANTUNG BEIGE, CUTLASS BRONZE

14 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Holiday. 3 speed Automatic transmission. Double Split rear window

15 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Holiday. 371CI V8 4-barrel 277hp

16 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Holiday. Interior Color FAWN, power steering and brakes. MSRP $3,840

17 1957 BUICK ROADMASTER SERIES 76C CONVERTIBLE. Fully optioned. Only 4,364 produced

18 1957 BUICK ROADMASTER SERIES 76C CONVERTIBLE. Continental kit and fender skirts

19 1957 BUICK ROADMASTER SERIES 76C CONVERTIBLE. 364ci 4bbl 300hp V8

20 1957 BUICK ROADMASTER SERIES 76C. Only 39 survive. MSRP $4,068

21 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE. Versailles Green with a white vinyl top

22 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE. 4 Speed Automatic. Only 2100 built

23 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE. 365ci dual 4-barrel 325hp V8

24 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE. Interior Elysian Green. MSRP $7,286

25 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. One of 20,766 built. Colonial White and Aqua

26 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. First of the retractable hardtop’s three production years

27 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. Thunderbird Special V8 312ci 245hp 4bbl

28 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. Three-speed automatic. MSRP $2,942

29 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE. COLONIAL WHITE Red Interior, wire wheels, whitewalls, fender skirts

30 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE. F Code. Supercharged. Only 211 convertibles were built out of 21,000 total.

31 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE. 312cid, 365hp V8 Supercharged

32 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE. Auto trans, Floor shift. MSRP $4,815

33 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. Pacific Blue And Classic White. Cruiser Skirts, Quad Headlights

34 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. Power Breezeway Rear Window that opens. Dual Exhausts

35 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. 368ci 290hp V8 4bbl carb

36 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. Push Button Auto Trans, Padded Dash, Rubber Gauge Bezels. MSRP $3,758

37 1957 Lincoln Premiere. Seascape Blue and white. Stacked quad headlights, wraparound windshield

38 1957 Lincoln Premiere. Power steering, power brakes, large twin finned taillights

39 1957 Lincoln Premiere. 368ci V8 300hp Carter 4bbl

40 1957 Lincoln Premiere. Power front seat, power windows, auto trans. MSRP $5,149

41 1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II. Wide whitewalls, Power steering, windows, brakes and leather seats

42 1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK Il. Radio, Heater, Air Conditioning. Only 446 produced

43 1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK Il. 368ci V8 300hp Carter 4bbl carb

44 1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK Il, Turbo-Drive 3 speed auto trans and 4-wheel hydraulic brakes. MSRP $10,000

45 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY. SAND DUNE WHITE with gold anodized aluminum trim

46 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY. Bumper wing-guards, very large vertical tailfins and taillights

47 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY. 318ci V8 with twin 4-barrel carbs producing 290hp

48 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY. The Fury had a special interior. MSRP $2,925

49 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. Flame Red and Glacier White

50 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. Sweeping tailfins

51 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. Super Red Ram 325ci V8 260hp 4bbl

52 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. Torque-Flite push-button auto trans. MSRP $2,920

53 1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE. CREAM. Quad headlights, wire wheels, whitewalls

54 1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE. Only 300 convertibles made. Large Fins, Triple taillights

55 1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE. 345ci HEMI engine dual 4-barrel carbs 345 hp

56 1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE. 3-SPEED TorqueFlite Auto, Power windows. MSRP $4,272

57 1957 CHRYSLER SARATOGA 2 DOOR HT. Black and Rose, Wire wheels, WW

58 1957 CHRYSLER SARATOGA. Large Fins and Taillights. Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1957, The Forward Look

59 1957 CHRYSLER SARATOGA. 354ci Spitfire V8 4bbl

60 1957 CHRYSLER SARATOGA 2 DOOR HT. Power brakes, steering. MSRP $3,754

61 1957 Imperial Crown Southampton 2 door ht. Overlapping roofline, quad headlights

62 1957 Imperial Crown Southampton 2 door ht. Gun sight detail into the rear fin. Spare on trunk lid. Only 4,200 made

63 1957 Imperial Crown Southampton 2 door ht. 392ci hemi V8 325hp 4bbl

64 1957 Imperial Crown Southampton 2 door ht. Power steering and brakes, air conditioning, 8-way power seats, power windows, leather. MSRP $4,736

65 1957 Packard Clipper 4 door Town Sedan. Packard merged with Studebaker in 1957. Only 3,940 Produced

66 1957 Packard Clipper 4 door Town Sedan. Beneath this Packard was Studebaker's top of the line President dressed in tailfins.

67 1957 Packard Clipper 4 door Town Sedan. 289ci 2 bbl.

68 1957 Packard Clipper 4 door Town Sedan. Upscale interior. MSRP $3,380

69 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2 door HT coupe. Tiara Gold and White. A hood bulge to clear the blower. Only 4,356 built

70 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2 door HT coupe. Touted as the Family Sports Car. Large Fiberglass fins

71 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2 door HT coupe. 289cid 275hp 2bbl V8 with McCulloch Supercharger

72 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2 door HT coupe. Four-seater sporty coupe. MSRP $3,180

73 1957 NASH METROPOLITAN 2 DOOR COUPE. SALMON and WHITE. 13,425 built

74 1957 NASH METROPOLITAN 2 DOOR COUPE. Rear mounted spare, radio and white wall tires

75 1957 NASH METROPOLITAN 2 DOOR COUPE. 91ci 1,500cc 4 cyl engine 52hp

76 1957 NASH METROPOLITAN 2 DOOR COUPE. 3-SPEED MANUAL. MSRP $1,527

77 1957 Rambler Custom 4 door sedan. 2 Tone Burgundy and White

78 1957 Rambler Custom 4 door sedan, Whitewalls, Chrome trim

79 1957 Rambler Custom 4 door sedan. 196ci Inline 6 125hp

80 1957 Rambler Custom 4 door sedan. 2 Speed Automatic. MSRP $2,430

81 1957 Hudson Hornet Custom Four Door. Tri-color White, Gotham Grey and Red. 3,108 built

82 1957 Hudson Hornet Custom Four Door. Hudson's final year of production. Power Brakes, Power steering, Continental Kit

83 1957 Hudson Hornet Custom Four Door. 327ci V8 255HP

84 1957 Hudson Hornet Custom Four Door. Air Conditioning. MSRP $2,543

85 1957 Studebaker President Four Door Sedan. 2 Tone Blue and White. Large chrome grille

86 1957 Studebaker President Four Door Sedan. Wide whitewall tires. Full wheel hubcaps

87 1957 Studebaker President Passmaster 289-cid V-8 four-barrel 225hp. Notice still using 6 volt system

88 1957 Studebaker President. Automatic, PS, PB. MSRP $2,539

89 1957 Rambler Rebel 4 door ht. Only came in solid silver-gray color scheme with a bronze-gold anodized aluminum insert

90 1957 Rambler Rebel 4 door ht. Reclining seats, power steering, power brakes, a “Continental” tire carrier

91 1957 Rambler Rebel 327ci V8 Carter 4bbl carb 255 hp dual exhaust with straight through mufflers

92 1957 Rambler Rebel 4 door ht. Whitewall tires, full wheel discs. Padded instrument panel. MSRP $2,786

93 1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON. Deluxe spinner hubcaps with wide whitewall tires, dual exhaust system. Only 6,534 built

94 1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON. Power steering, power brakes, full tinted glass and air conditioning

95 1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON. 283ci 220hp Power Pack V8 engine 4-barrel carb

96 1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD WAGON. Powerglide automatic transmission. Power windows and seats. MSRP $2,571

97 1957 Pontiac Safari sporty 2 door wagon. Fontaine Blue and Kenya White

98 1957 Pontiac Safari 2 door wagon. Only 1,294 built. Power steering and brakes, factory air conditioning

99 1957 Pontiac Safari 2 door wagon. 347ci 290hp V8 with a tri-power setup

100 1957 Pontiac Safari 2 door wagon. Blue Metallic and Ivory leather upholstery. 3 speed Strato Flight Hydra Matic. MSRP $3,481

101 My 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Franklin Mint Diecast Model Front

102 My 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Franklin Mint Diecast Model Rear

103 My 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Franklin Mint Diecast Model Interior

104 My 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Franklin Mint Diecast Model Roomy Trunk

105 347ci 315hp Fuel Injected V8


Video and audio clips

1957 Chevrolet Commercial


1957 Plymouth Commercial


1957 Ford Commercial


1957 Studebaker Commercial


1957 Rambler Commercial


1957 Hudson Commercial


1957 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon


1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari Wagon



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Comments

Mario on Nov 27, 2022 said:

Ford sold 1,522,406 cars in the 1957 model year, while Chevrolet sold 1,515,177. Yet even today there's an argument as to what company really sold the most. Chevrolet actually sold more cars during the 1957 calendar year, but those sales included several thousand 1956 models.

Total car sales for 1957 were 6,483,339. This was lower than the 8,338,302 cars sold in 1955 which was the highest for the decade, but still impressive. People were still in a buying mood for new cars and demand was high. Another Glorious Year!

Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 1957 was Chrysler and this was partly due to Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” designed cars as described in all the ads. Started in 1955 his campaign took off in 1957 for his fondness of tailfins on cars for both aesthetics and aerodynamics. Chrysler's 1,183,000 car sales in 1957 was a healthy 3rd place.

There will never be another year like 1957 and this is my Tribute to the Best of the Fabulous American Cars in 1957! Enjoy! Mario

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Mario on Dec 8, 2022 said:

The 1957 Pontiac Bonneville was the first year for the Bonneville. Only 630 were produced making this car a very rare and valuable classic.

It entered the production lineup as a high-performance, fuel-injected luxury convertible version of the Star Chief in 1957, and was loaded with every available option as standard equipment to include leather upholstery, power adjustable front seat, power windows, power steering, power brakes and power convertible top.

It had a Fuel injected 347-cubic inch V8 with 315hp and a MSRP of $5,782.

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57timemachine on Dec 8, 2022 said:

Mario, another good one. Are you anywhere near running out of ideas for your fellow gear heads here. I am partial for obvious reasons, I had a 1957 Chev Bel Air hardtop for 24 years and I have a 1957 Pontiac Path finder Deluxe (Canadian model) now for 25 years. 1957 was very much an iconic year for vintage automobiles. I love most of the cars you featured here. Thanks for al your efforts here on A.T. Cheers.

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Mario on Dec 9, 2022 said:

Thank you George for your comment and no I am no where running out of ideas for our fellow Gear Heads!

I have several in the works right now and will be posting throughout the cold winter months ahead.

We need to keep our minds sharp and before you know it Spring will be here and Car Shows will will brighten our days! Cheers!

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azmusclecar on Dec 14, 2022 said:

Hey Mario.......I'll take one EL-DO Seville to go...with an Indian head Bonnie on the side, and a Merc Cruiser for dessert.

Nice to see all the manufacturers were making their contributions.

Those little Nash Metros were the SMART CARS of the day....I like the ones that remove the spare tire and put a big key back there like a wind up toy.

Very colorful palate for everyone's taste.

As drillers for oil said when oil shot up in the air

"WELL DONE"!!!!!

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Mario on Dec 14, 2022 said:

I like the Caddy Eldo as well Rob, good choice even though it was very pricey at over $7K for it's day.

And the Merc Cruiser was a very unique car with that rear window. Too bad it didn't catch on and sales were not there. But it had nice styling and a lot of extras.

You're right about the little Nash being the Smart car back in '57. That was Lois Lane's car in the original Superman series. I think Nash must have paid the network to push the car on its show. It made for a good city car. Cheers!

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Mario on Jan 24, 2023 said:

I added 5 pictures of my 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Franklin Mint Diecast 1/24 Scale Model.

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57timemachine on Jan 25, 2023 said:

Mario, there are a number of cars here that are listed with super chargers but do not have them on. Why is that I was wondering. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 26, 2023 said:

Let me know which ones specifically so I can look into it.

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57timemachine on Jan 26, 2023 said:

Mario, it is only two cars. 1957 Chrysler Saratoga and the 1957 Packard Clipper. Both these cars do not have a super charger unit in them. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 27, 2023 said:

Agreed and updated. Cheers!

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