1957 Chevrolet Bel Air: Tuition Money

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

We do a lot of things for our children, even give up our classic cars. That is exactly what is happening with this ’57 Chevy. The seller purchased it out of a large Chevrolet collection. It had been parked for nearly 25 years and was not running. After buying it, the seller got it back on the road, but left it looking a bit rough. It still needs a little more work, but could be enjoyed as is. The seller’s daughter needs tuition money and being a good father, is giving up his classic to help pay for school. They have listed this Bel Air here on eBay in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bidding is already to $8k and the seller is offering it with a Buy-It-Now of $15k. If this ’57 is solid, runs, and drives great, it seems like a decent buy for a 283 powered car! So would you give up your classic to send one of your children off to school?


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  1. Cooper

    As a current college student I would hope my father wouldn’t even dream of this! But that’s just my opinion! I’d much rather have the car!

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  3. Chebby

    Looks cool all crusty like that.

  4. fred

    This is exactly how they looked in high school parking lots in the 70’s. I remember getting a nice 4 door hardtop for $150, because I couldn’t afford a beater 2 door hardtop for $350!

  5. Randy

    Yep, I would. But have none now for my kids, as I sold mine to go to college, first was a 1924 Model T and then my 1937 Packard 120 business coupe.

  6. Jerry

    That’s about how they looked in the mid 1960s too. Very popular at my high school.

    As for selling a classic car for college tuition it needs to be for a useful major.

    My restored 1967 candy apple red Mustang convertible went bye bye for my daughter’s dental implants. She had a full scholarship to college.

  7. RoughDiamond

    I live in Chattanooga and sure would have remembered seeing that beater ’57 on the road if we had ever crossed paths. Looks like it has great potential.

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