EXCLUSIVE: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette With Dual Quads!

Asking: $65,000
Current Offer: $33,500

For the past 33 years, reader JR has been the proud owner of this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. Over the years, he has driven, maintained and enjoyed this Corvette, but the time has come to part ways with it. So, if you are ready to hit the street in this lovely Vette, you can find it in Lancaster, Virginia with a $65k asking price, but JR is open to hearing all offers! Leave any questions you have in the comments section below.

JR notes that the car could use some fresh paint if you want it to look its best, but that it doesn’t necessarily need it. He’s taken it to many shows and it’s won plenty of awards as is. It’s a great color combo and sure shinies nicely.

JR states that the engine is a 1957 “548” block with 270 horsepower. It’s covered less than 10k miles since being rebuilt. It’s paired to a rebuilt 1959 4-speed transmission, so it should be a fun machine to drive. He’s also rebuilt the brakes, kingpins, and rear end to make sure it’s ready to be enjoyed.

The interior looks to be in nice shape overall. There is a small tear in the driver’s seat side bolster. The transmission tunnel carpet is showing some discoloration and wear. Fix these issues and it would be like new! Or, you could leave them alone and just enjoy it as is. JR also notes that the car only comes with the soft top. So if you want to use it in colder weather, you may want to hunt down a hardtop.

This really is a sharp-looking Corvette and seems like a great find. JR has done a great job of maintaining it while still enjoying it. While it might not be perfect, if you are looking for a classic that you can drive, take to shows and enjoy, this might just be the find for you! If you’d love to have it, click the red “Make Offer” button and send JR your best offer.

  • Asking Price: $65K or Reasonable Offer
  • Location: Lancaster, Virginia
  • Mileage: 99K
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: E575104479
Asking: $65,000
Current Offer: $33,500

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Comments

  1. Gunner

    My favorite year for the Vette. Right drivetrain as well. Jay Leno has a 57 that is gorgeous. I am sure this one will find a good home.

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  2. Haig Haleblian

    Gunner, Ditto on your sentiments. Beautiful ride.

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  3. Gaspumpchas

    Sure is a cutie. Good luck to the new owner!
    Cheers
    GPC

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  4. luke arnott

    Lovely car!

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  5. TimM

    Besides the faded carpet and a little on the dash board this car is perfect!! Quite a beautiful ride!! I don’t think it will end up very far from the asking price!!!

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  6. moosie moosie

    So,,,,,,,, would you want to buy this gem for around 60K or a 2020 C8 for around 60K. Personally I’d want this one,,,,,,,, anytime.

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  7. Cain

    This is the best year of the C1 along with the similar 1956 design.

    However, I understand that the 4 speed is not original to the car and this should be factored in along with the hardtop. I would assume the car had originally the 3 speed base option. The underside needs to be checked as well.

    Although not clear in the pictures there may be a small misalignment on the passenger door. It would be good to check the door hinges.

    Nevertheless a very beautiful car. Good luck to the seller and buyer. This is definitely a bucket list car and someone is going to enjoy this immensely.

    All the best,
    C

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  8. Tort Member

    My biggest mistake as far as cars go was selling my 57 Corvette years ago. My favorite of any made to the present. Love to have this one and I would guess he/she will not have to sell less than asking price. The first thing I would invest in would be a hardtop that really enhances the styling of an already great looking car.

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    • Frank Sumatra

      I agree 110% with all comments regarding the looks of this car. Absolutely the best looking Corvette of all time.

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    • J R

      A hard top for this car is 3500.00
      The car does have the hard top hardware in the lift cover.
      I’ll take the cost off the car if you buy it
      J R

  9. chrlsful Member

    the ’56/60 R the 1s to have (still w/the I-tialian rear 1/4s) in my mind. I like the “inny” dash tho (where esp the pass side curves way in. Hasa grab bar across). Luv the way the tops store. Funny thing is? I also like the Blue Flame motor w/the 3 YH side drafts…

    I guess if I had 100K$ I could do anything vette I’d want, no?
    “Champagne dreams, beer budget” (but happy anyway)…

  10. J R

    I thank all for comments, and I have more information that I forgot to list.
    One is this engine is a factory motor that was installed with no stamp numbers n it.
    Two it has fuel-injected heads .
    Keep in mind this is a driver ad will say drive it anywhere. Shows well and drives well for the age.

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    • Chasman358 Chasman358 Member

      Beautiful car! Love the color combo.

    • Cain

      Dear JR,

      Thank you for the additional information.

      Is the engine a period correct factory engine due to a warranty issue or other reason for replacing the original engine stamped by the manufacturer? Could you please detail if you have more information.

      Were the dual carburetors original to the car or was it originally a Fuel Injection car?

      A great looking car by all means.

      Thanks a lot,
      Cain

      • J R

        It is a correct 548 casting block. There are no stamped numbers on the pad. I was told at an AACA judge told me about the factory replacement block.
        I don’t know if the original fuel injection was on this block . The heads are casted with the F I mark. The two fours are not 57 but are built for 270 hp, with the correct needles and jets. WCFBs.

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