1957

Floors Have a Couple of Holes: 1957 Chevrolet Nomad

As someone who lives under the illusion that they are a good writer, I have to admit that one of the hardest things to craft using the written word is subtle humor.  It takes a lot of skill to… more»

Former 1960s SCCA Race Car: 1957 MG MGA

It was none other than Junior Johnson who gave the best piece of advice in racing history.  Johnson flatly stated that if you want to make a small fortune in racing you start with a large one.  This was… more»

Consequences of Going Under Cover: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

While we have a lot of fun here at Barn Finds writing up all of these neat old classic vehicles, sometimes you run across a car that makes you want to cry.  It just hurts to see a vehicle… more»

Family Owned for 61 Years: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe

Here’s an interesting one that I’d like to know more about. This iconic, highly-collectible ’57 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe has been in solitary confinement for at least eight years in a car trailer. It’s been owned by a… more»

New Body: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Project

Cars are meant to be driven.  However, if you had a classic car worth six figures, would you drive and enjoy it anytime your heart fancied, or would you be protective of it and selective as to when you… more»

Garage Find Fuelie for $30K? 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

One of the most sought-after American cars is a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette with a fuel-injected engine.  There are Corvette collectors who will do unspeakable things for a chance to park one in their garage.  Add to that the fact… more»

A Sign That You Had Arrived: 1957 Cadillac Convertible

While we go out of our way to spread the message of financial equality today, we were a different country back in the fifties.  You were measured on your success back then for better or worse.  One of the… more»

30k Miles and Same Owner for 51 Years: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Here’s a nice-looking ’57 Thunderbird that has had one owner for over 51 years and is reported to have only 30,000 original miles (29,599.9 is showing on the odometer photo). Production for the ’57 Thunderbird began on October 3,… more»

Possible Fuelie: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

1957 was a significant year for the Chevrolet Corvette.  After the debut of this show car gone mainstream, Corvette sales floundered to the point that cancellation made sense.  However, the installation of a V-8 in 1955, a handsome restyle… more»

Optioned Oh So Right: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

The 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbirds are an indelible part of American culture.  From Suzanne Somers’ appearance in a Thunderbird in the movie “American Grafitti” to Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” video, white ones specifically drive around in our subconscious.  If… more»

Modified Muscle Bird: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

At first glance it’s not unusual to see a classic two-seater Baby Bird sporting aftermarket wire wheels. But dual side exhausts? Wha?? The seller shares that the “relatively pedestrian” Y Block engine is long gone and says with some… more»

Silver Screen 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk

I’ve always been fascinated with the Studebaker Hawk. Their low-slung styling attracts me like a magnet when I see them at car shows. Fortunately, there are several Hawks in my neck of the woods in North Carolina that I… more»

Top Works! 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Retractable

I’ve been watching Season One of Perry Mason, and its star, Raymond Burr, can be seen tooling around late-50s L.A. in a car like this: a solid black 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. Now here’s your chance to pretend… more»

Solid Survivor: 1957 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe

Let’s face it. Barn find cars (and trucks), whether asleep under decades of dust or covered for safe keeping, always get my attention and make me want to read more. A close second are near-original survivors; the lucky few… more»

Rare 15-Window: 1957 Volkswagen Bus

What is more rare than a 23 window Volkswagen Bus? Well, according to the seller, this 15 window Volkswagen Deluxe Bus. I guess less is more. Located in Grants Pass, Oregon, this Volkswagen bus is clearly a restoration project…. more»

Well-Preserved 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The ’57 Chevy is perhaps the most iconic and quintessential American vehicle ever produced. This one just happens to be for sale, here on craigslist, out of Cleona, Pennsylvania. Let’s take a look, and maybe a trip down Memory… more»

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