1957 Chevrolet

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Bill Shelley's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette of Oakland, California. Named "Bali Hi," the car was restyled by Bill and Bob McNulty. The build was completed in 1960.
Bob Webster's 1957 Chevrolet of San Bernardino, California. Bob was a member of the San Bernardino Krankers car club, and his car was known as "El Tigere". It was restyled circa 1957-1958.
Dan Contreras' 1957 Chevrolet of Norwalk, California. Restyled in 1963, Dan's Chevrolet featured Copper plated spotlights, wheels and side pipes.
Dick King's 1957 Chevrolet Four-Door Hardtop of Norwalk, California. Dick was a member of the Seagrams of Norwalk car club, and his car was restyled around 1958 - 1959. Once completed, the car was shown as Kings Royalty.
Jim Avery's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette of Waterbury, Connecticut, as it appeared in 1960.
Josie Celeste's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air of Oakland, California. Named "Angel Lust," the panel painted version of Josie's Chevrolet was completed in 2016.
Rich Pichette's 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery of Moreno Valley, California. The car was restyled by Bill Hines and Gary Minor after a rear end accident in 1992. The build was completed in 1998, featuring scallops designed by Jerry Weesner and pinstriping by Larry Watson.

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In 1957 Chevrolet introduced more modern and sporty cars. With bigger tail fins. The 1957 Chevrolet did also feature an oval shaped front bumper grille with "bomb-type" bumper guards. The horizontal bar with small parking lights inserted in front of the cross-hatched grille. The headlights had grilles around them. The rear fender were shaped into the wide flat tail fins. The gas filler was inserted into the chrome molding at the left fin.

Special 150 models had almoust the same trim as the 1956 Chevrolet. But Deluxe 210 models featured double side molding on the on the sides with a painted contrast panel.


All V8 models, except the standard three speed manual transmission, was powered by the new 283 cid V8 engine that offered up to 283 hp in ramjet fuel injection format.

The 1957 Chevrolet production model-year was 1,522,536 units.


1957 Chevrolet Customs

The El Capitola
Bill Shelley's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - "Bali Hi"
Bob Barrett's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - The Bug
Bob Caldwell's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Bob Moreira's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Bob Webster's 1957 Chevrolet
Bob Yoas' 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Carl Swenson's 1957 Chevrolet
Dan Contreras' 1957 Chevrolet
Dave Jenkins' 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Dave Puhl's 1957 Chevrolet
Darol Jorgenson's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Dick King's 1957 Chevrolet Four-Door Hardtop - Kings Royalty
Don Prichard's 1957 Chevrolet
Errol Huttle's 1957 Chevrolet Convertible
Jim Avery's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Josie Celeste's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air - Angel Lust
Lauralee Dobbel's 1957 Chevrolet
Per Sjøvall's 1957 Chevrolet
Pete Morella's 1957 Chevrolet Convertible
Phil Curry's 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Pinky Richard's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Rich Pichette's 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
Ron Rodden's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Ronald Schmidt's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Sam Volpe's 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air


Cars Using 1957 Chevrolet Parts

Hood Scoops
Art Lehner's 1939 Ford


Front Bumper
Harvey Funk's 1941 Chevrolet
Lanny Ericson's 1956 Chevrolet
Roy Senior's 1956 Ford Victoria


Bumper Guards
Richard Lee Tiago's 1957 Ford Ranchero


Corvette Grille
Duane Aspengren's 1949 Hudson - Night Train
Adrienne Hooper's 1956 Mercury Converible - The Wild One


Grille
Frank Deaton's 1951 Chevrolet


Grille Bar
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster


Headlights
Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup - The Capri


Corvette Hubcaps
Don Compton's 1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe


Pick-Up Grille
Mario Pirondini's 1950 Ford
Dick Andersen's 1951 Chevrolet Convertible
Johnny Zupan's 1956 Ford F-100
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford Thunderbird


Pick-Up Front Bumper
Tobias Andersson's 1953 Oldsmobile


Mesh Grille
Chuck O'Malley's 1956 Dodge Convertible - The Granada


Parking Lights
Lanny Ericson's 1956 Chevrolet


Side Trim
Hank Katzenmaler's 1951 Ford Tudor


Corvette Taillights
Don Compton's 1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe


Taillights
Jack Preston's 1953 Studebaker


Corvette Engine
Don Compton's 1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe


Engine
Bob Johnston's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - The Tweedy Pie
Karl Zipf's 1930 Ford Coupe
Bob McNutt's 1939 Ford Coupe
Ronnie Knepp's 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline
Jim Lucenti's 1953 Chevrolet Convertible
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet


Transmission
Marko Tuunanen's 1927 Studebaker‎


Rear End
Graeme Tait's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air



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