1957 Chevrolet Belair 2 door Sedan Custom Built Pro Touring Hot Rod
VIN: VC57S17...., V8, Build Plant St. Louis MO, # 70,195 of 170,196
Built by renowned car builders “The Roadster Shop” & “Time Machines” of Detroit MI.
Winner at 2000 Detroit Autorama 48th Annual, Category; “ISCA Best Outstanding Custom”. February 2000.
Best Custom Class-H, “Bay Harbor Concurs d’Elegance 2000.
Chevrolet Presents, “ Hot Rod Power Tour 2001” Pontiac MI to San Bernardino CA. Participant.
Chevrolet Presents “ Americacruise 10th Anniversary 2002 Tour”, Participant.
GM Performance Division, “Hot Rod Power Tour 2011” Coca Beach FL to Detroit MI, Participant.
Several Trophies, awards and magazine articles presented and written.*
Complete history of car, receipts, pictures, Autorama memorabilia etc.
January 2014 – purchased by current owner BCW from original owner LC who purchased car in 1997.
Work performed and updates completed upon 2014 purchase see accompanying Specification List.
Original Custom Build Date: 1998 – January 2000 – see accompanying Specification List Sheet.
Previous owner statement
1998 / 1999 cost to build $120,000.00 USD.
2000 to 2013 invested another approximate $30,000.00 USD.
Car was built to participate in Car Shows and Major Pro Tour events.
Absolutely all workmanship and parts put into build the car were the best available in 1998/1999. No expense was spared.
Current owner statement
Purchased and landed in Abbotsford, BC from Detroit, MI
Upon receiving the car it was meticulously gone through by myself inspecting every mechanical and cosmetic aspect to determine what was required
regarding upgrading or attention with the work performed with quality workmanship by several certified service providers and myself. All parts used
for the upgrades were the best brands available through several suppliers with a focus in keeping with the quality of the original build.
Car appraised personally by one of the top Car show Judges in North America who Judges Pebble Beach, Hilton Head, ISCA etc.
Appraised at $85,000.00 USD on November 4, 2014.
1957 Chevrolet Belair 2 Door Sedan, VIN # VC57S17....
Chassis & Suspension
2 x 4 tube frame built by Roadster Shop
Heidts rack and pinion steering
Currie Ford 9” rear end with 3:31 gears
4 link and panhard bar
Coil over springs (upgrade 2014)
Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes
Wilwood 4 way disc brake proportioning valve
Wilwood disc E-brake
Stainless steel brake lines
New axle seals (2014)
Complete body, frame, engine bay, trunk compartment painted
Dupont Torch Red, all other components chromed.
Custom Stainless Steel 18 gallon fuel tank with SS lines
Wheels & Tires
American Racing Torque Thrust 17” Wheels, front; 8”x17”, rear; 11”x17”.
BFG Tires, front; 225/55/R17, rear; 315/35/R17
468 cid ( 454 – .030 over) ( builder says 500 hp)
RAM steel flywheel
Moroso oil pan 6 qt oil pan
Sanderson Headers Jet Hot coated
Stainless steel Exhaust with SS Borla mufflers
MSD billit Distributor and 6AL box, new Aurora high heat red plug wires(2014)
Edelbrock Aluminum Heads
Edelbrock 750 cfm carburetor, electric choke
Edelbrock Intake Manifold
Edelbrock Water Pump
Edelbrock Fuel Pump
Edelbrock Timing Chain Cover
Lakewood Bell Housing and Shield
K&N open top air Cleaner (2014)
New pan gasket and rear seal (2014)
Most of engine and components chromed or billit aluminum or paint detailed Torch Red.
New red Optima high crank battery
Transmission, Clutch, Driveshaft
Richmond 6 Speed Overdrive-ROD
Centerforce dual friction clutch (new clutch, pressure plate throw out bearing, clutch fork and rod (2014)
Hurst roll control (line lock)
Dupont 1997 Dodge Truck “Torch Red”
Clear coat on body only and not roof
Body - Custom Appointments
Nosed, Decked, Slammed, Shaved trunk lid with remote trunk release
Short Spears on Fins
57 Nomad rear bumper
All new NOS chrome or re-chromed
New front bumper bumperettes
20 % tint all glass
Danchuk electric 2 speed wipers
New Stock Grill, stock Signal Light Bar, stock Chevrolet Script and V front and back, Stock hood.
Eddie Motor Sports custom gas shock hood hinges ( new 2014)
Dual extra loud old school 50’s horns ( new 2014)
4 way power bucket seats with center console
Seaton Leather upholstery, seats front & back, door and kick panels, console, head liner.
Wool carpets interior and trunk
Ididit Tilt steering column
VIP Seaton leather wrapped steering wheel (custom made in France for owner with sent leather)
Billit door handles and foot pedals
Vintage air and heat
Dakota Digital gauges
Stock electric quartz clock (new 2014)
NOS radio antenna (new 2014)
Pioneer AM/FM tuner
Seat belts plus detachable full four point shoulder harness
Floor mounted fire extinguisher
Painless wiring harness
3rd brake light in rear window
Foot pedal operated e-brake