1957 Chevrolet Bel Air



One of the most recognized icons in the automotive industry, the '57 Bel Air.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

One of the most recognized icons in the automotive industry, the '57 Bel Air introduced minor improvements from the previous year like more chrome and and featured a golden grille set off with a heavy chrome bar that included parking lights. The rear fins were capped with chrome moldings and highlighted with anodized aluminum side trim panels. The fuel-filler door was was even concealed in the left rear chrome fin to clean up the lines of the car.

Under the hood the V8s got an increase in displacement to 283ci with optional max power output to 283 hp with the Ramjet continuous flow fuel injection.

Production Numbers

2-DR Sedan62,751
4-DR Sedan254,331
4-DR Townsman Wagon27,375
Sport Hard Top Sedan137,672
2-DR Nomad Wagon6,103
Conv. Coupe47,562
Sport Hard top Coupe166,426
Total Production702,220

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I-6 235.5ci - 140 - -
V8 265ci - 162 -
V8 283ci - 185 - -
V8 283ci - 220 - -
V8 283ci - 245/250 - -
Super Turbo-Fire V8 283ci 1x4bbl/Ramject 270/283 9.9 sec 17.5 sec at 110 mph


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Auto
  • Turboglide Auto

Paint & Colors


Grecian Gold
Inca Silver
India Ivory
Marlin Blue
Medium Blue
Venetian Red
Cascade Green
Polo White
Tropical Turquoise
Calypso Cream
Onyx Black
Imperial Ivory
Larkspur Blue
Harbor Blue
Surf Green
Highland Green
Colonial Cream
Canyon Coral
Matador Red
Coronado Yellow
Sierra Yellow
Adobe Biege
Laurel Green

OEM Brochures

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