Hi everyone, I was finally able to get some outside pics of my '57 Belair. I've had the car since 2001 when I purchased it from the original owner in Greenville, S.C. Actually, if was from his daughter. She was quite elderly at the time and for a while, we were pen pals. Haven't heard from her in some time and hope she is ok. Anyhow, had the car shipped to me in NY and it had 47,000 original miles. The car was complete from bumper to bumper but needed resto. No major panel damage or exterior rust. The inside was a different story. Replaced all 4 floor pans. I purposely was looking for a 2d sedan and I liked the Belair trim alot. I knew I was going to put a blower motor in it and I wanted some extra body strength because of the torque. The motor is a '71 400 sbc 4 bolt main bored .30 over. Cast crank. Forged rods and pistons. Stock heads and cam. 671 BDS blower with 2 600 cfm Edelbrock carbs. Puts out about 5 lbs. of boost. Trans. is a turbo 400-2200 stall speed converter-rear is a '79 Camaro with 3.42 posi. I restored the entire car and the only change, is the hole cut in the hood. I saved those pieces in case someone wants to change it back. That is all they would have to do. Everything else is stock. I also have a donor hood in the basement. I believe it took me about 4-5 yrs. to complete the resto. I've had alot of fun with this car. Have won trophies at shows but only for best engine or interior. Never a trophy in its class. I don't think people like seeing the huffer sticking through the hood of a '57; but I do. The car is an animal on the open road. Just fun to drive. Now for the sad part. I do believe I will be selling it shortly. I had it sold to a guy about 1.5 yrs. ago. The money was right but I backed out. Couldn't part with it at that time. Guess I remembered all those cold nights in the garage working on this car. I really felt bonded. Last year, I only drove this car 3 times for a total of 35 miles. Seems like I have just too much to do. Never meant to get a small collection, but I did. I don't have the time to give this car the attention it's worthy of and deserves. Maybe someone else can enjoy it. I contacted the person who wanted it 1.5 yrs. ago and he still wants it. Will be coming by in the next few days to take another look. It's ok if he doesn't want it. I'll just prep it for storeage and put it away for a while. If it does sell, someday I hope to have a another '57. Well, I get a little winded at times, so I think I'll stop for now. Thanx for looking at the pics, Carmine.