Farm Find Driver: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

Do you think in 50 years, any car we have on the road today will still be there? At over 60 years old, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe is still able to move under its own power. Currently, for sale with an $18,500 asking price, you can take this coupe home from Bear, Delaware. The seller has a clean, Maryland title. No VIN is listed. Thank you, Pat L., for the tip. You can view more about it here on Craigslist.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

The cool part is that this Sport Coupe runs and drives. It is a little rough, with the Powerglide transmission leaking a little, but otherwise, the 6 cylinder engine starts and powers the car. It has been changed to an alternator, but all the factory wires are there. The carburetor has been rebuilt and the fuel system has been cleaned. The points were changed to Pertronix electronic ignition, but it still retains the original coil and distributor.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

Inside, it has the original seat covers but they are torn. The second owner of the car says that the speedometer made a noise while driving one day and stopped working. The current owner says it still does not work. All of the windows are still intact and open and close. In-car entertainment is unlikely due to the original radio no longer working. The seller says all the doors open and close properly.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

It has only been a three owner car. The first owner family from Mississippi had the car from new until 2005. The second owner bought it, moved it to Virginia, and drove it, but then parked it for the last 4 years. Then the current owner found it, bought it, and now has it posted to purchase. It is said to be solid and at one time restored. It will need some elbow grease, but it would make a good daily driver.

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Comments

  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Well, at least it has come down from the $26,000 price from 7/11/19. https://barnfinds.com/16k-mile-survivor-1957-chevy-bel-air/

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  2. bobhess bobhess Member

    May have missed something along the way…. Thought the Sport Coupe had a B pillar. This has always been the 2 door hard top with no B pillar.

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  3. TimM

    Cool car for the price!! It’s good to see one priced to sell!!

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  4. Gary S.

    Wow that didn’t last long…post deleted already.

    Like 3
  5. Ken Carney

    Sounds like it got snarfed up and on the
    way to it’s new home. Would’ve been
    right up my alley too–if I had the cash to
    buy it. It would’ve made Mom really
    happy to have had it.

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  6. Dave

    To answer your question, cars today are too dependent upon computers and those devices will have failed in less than 50 years.
    Assuming that they haven’t been legislated out of existence, in 2070 your Road Runner will still run but your Demon will not.

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  7. canadainmarkseh Member

    My concern Dave is that fuels will change and these older cars will not run. Mind you by 2070 I’ll be dead and gone, and so will most of these cars. Nice enough old Chevy I think it should go through a sympathetic restoration and repaint. Cars like this don’t need to go fast they just need to be pretty, so I’d keep the six banger and just rebuild it.

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  8. Richard Ochoa

    I paid 10 G’s more than that for My ’57 Hdtp 12 years ago & it was a Little nicer with a 283 PG. Great Buy!!!!

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  9. 68 Chevy

    Nice car, my dad had one.

  10. 68 Chevy

    My dad named his Mr progressive

  11. Hotroddaddy

    To bad it doesn’t have the 283, but I guess if it did it wouldn’t be only $18,500.00!

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  12. canadainmarkseh Member

    Why is every body hung up on going to v8’s with a little work these I 6’s can really perform well. I had a 250 I 6 in a pickup with a 3 on the tree. I had a camper on the back and that truck had no problem climbing up into the mountains towing a trailer with three motorcycles in the back. Keep the six and refresh it at the machine shop. These engines are strokers so horse power isn’t that important but torque is and they have it.

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    • George

      Hear! Hear!

  13. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    I paid $200 for a white with red interior Belaire 2 dr hdtp in 1967. Mine was a 283 PG. I liked these cars since they were new and I was in elementary school. Unfortunately that car stalled on the freeway and never ran again as long as I had it.
    God bless America

  14. mark houseman

    sold!!!!!!

    Like 1

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