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Resurrected Racer: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Gasser


The photos are bad and the description is minimal, but this ’57 Gasser is still very intriguing. The seller mentions that it has drag race history, but doesn’t go into any details. It does have a killer look and I bet it scoots down the drag strip just fine. It’s even claimed to be street legal so it could be the ideal ride to show up with at your local stoplight grand prix next weekend. It’s located in Millington, Tennessee and is listed here on eBay where bidding ends tonight.


The inside looks about right for an old school racer. There are three pedals, a Hurst shifter, and plenty of gauges. It looks like someone repaired some split seams with hog rings. Interesting repair technique… There’s a big tach front and center so there shouldn’t be any reason to accidentally over-rev the engine during all the excitement.


Even though the numbers “327” are painted on the fenders, there’s a 350 V8 under the hood. It’s been bored out and has flat top pistons, high-rise intake, and dual Holley two-barrel carbs. It’s gotta be a blast to rev and I’m sure your neighbors will love to hear it fire up in the morning! The power is routed to the back wheels through a 3-speed tranny and the wheels are held in place by ladder bars and a straight axle out front. There are wheelie bars back there somewhere too!


It would be interesting to hear this car’s story. Is it really an old drag racer that was recently brought back to life? Or did someone build it more recently using a crusty old Bel Air? Either way, I suppose the hand-painted “Resurrected” lettering is appropriate. One of my buddies’ father owned a ’57 Gasser that he would drive to his car wash on occasion. That was about the coolest thing I’d ever seen on the road and I have a feeling this thing has the same kind of presence.


  1. Alan (Michigan)

    Strange seller, can’t tell a ’56 from a ’57

    Chotchke dealer found a car to sell?

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  2. JoeR

    Love the look of it! Would keep it as-is…

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  3. Mike

    It’s a 210 model and not a Bel-Air.

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  4. JW454

    This should give you some idea what kind of money he’s looking for.


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  5. erikj

    cool look, I just bought a 56 210 2 door and I would love to make a gasser out of it. It has been a street racer from the 60s-on through,4spd came with it. No time to do what I want. It was a great deal I will just get a motor in it so it moves . Than find a new home for it.

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  6. Fast Fred Member

    Looks more like a made to look old racer.

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  7. Ck

    Ok so this is a verry kool car but not so sure its worth 14G’s .What kind of history does the car have and where is the proof?If this is the real deal it may very well be worth it. But if this thing is thrown together with a bunch of extra/junkyard parts ,then I’m not so sure.That being said ,I really like this thing,looks like it could be a ton of fun.

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  8. Rolf Poncho 455

    Cool car “love to have it”

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  9. erikj

    I think I will list it here when I get it ready to my needs. If I figure out how to just take some picks and show it off as is it would be good to see what others think as-is.
    it has been stored in side since 1971 buy the guy I got it from. the frame has been off cleaned and the underside coated before it was put back together.The guy also spent time collecting parts.very solid.

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