1 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Fender Skirts
2 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Matador Red, Factory Continental Kit, Twin Antennas
4 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Powerglide, Seatbelts. MSRP $2,611
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
72 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2 door HT coupe. Four-seater sporty coupe. MSRP $3,180
88 1957 Studebaker President. Automatic, PS, PB. MSRP $2,539
91 1957 Rambler Rebel 327ci V8 Carter 4bbl carb 255 hp dual exhaust with straight through mufflers
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
100 1957 Pontiac Safari 2 door wagon. Blue Metallic and Ivory leather upholstery. 3 speed Strato Flight Hydra Matic. MSRP $3,481
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[Reply to this comment]
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.[Reply to this comment]
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.[Reply to this comment]
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![Reply to this comment]
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"!!!!![Reply to this comment]
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![Reply to this comment]