...is a six cylinder, three speed, with no factory options except electric wipers a recirculating heater and a passenger side sun visor. It has deletes for the radio, clock and cigarette lighter. I have added only left and right side outside peep mirrors and an interior day/night rear view mirror
I have had the engine rebuilt and, in the process had it bored out .080 over, making it now 246 cubic inches, or 4.0 liters. I have also added a Fenton dual exhaust manifold with the exhausts running straight out under the rear bumper. In addition, I have added a Fenton dual intake maniford with two Rochester BC carburetors mounted.
Although the car was born as a standard two-door sedan, I have restored it as a Utility Sedan with the rear seat deleted. It also now has fixed rear side windows and the proper interior to represent the type.
All upholstery has been replaced with the proper colors and design and the exterior has been freshly painted in two-tone, White over Black. The 14" wheels have been replaced with 15" inch wheels carrying blackwall tires and the car has been lowered 2", front and back.
I graduated from high school in 1957. I was, as most teenagers were then, totally consumed with cars of the day. While my passion was Chevys, some of my friends were Ford guys and at least one was for Mopar. I'd like to think that I knew everything there was to know about '53-'57 Chevys. I read every motor magazine available and was a typical gearhead of the time. In 1959 I bought my first '57, a stock Inca Silver Convertable with a power pack engine and Powerglide. Through my 10 year ownership of that car, driven 115,000 miles, I came to know the Bel Air model inside and out. If anyone has a question about a '57 Bel Air, I will defend my answer with a passion. Details about 150 and 210 models (mostly trim details) aren't so positive, indeed, now owning a 150 six cylinder I find that I have questions that I must rely on others to answer.