2 DOOR SPORT hard top. Hard to find original numbers matching motor 283V8! with factory AIR CONDITIONING, ORIGINAL MOTOR, RECENT TOTAL FRAME OFF RESTORATION WITH ALL DOCUMENTES INCLUDED! This car runs, shows and looks like NEW! Call 716-886-1626 with any questions.
History of the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chevrolet’s V-8 models continued turning up the heat as the ’50s rolled on. In 1957, the big news beneath the hood included a displacement increase as the 265 was bored out to 283 cubic inches. A 162-horse 265 V-8 remained available that year, but much more popular was the new 283, which started at 185 horsepower with a two-barrel carburetor and single exhaust.
Trading the two-barrel for a four-barrel, adding dual exhausts and boosting compression from 8.5:1 to 9.5:1 resulted in the Super Turbo-Fire 283, rated at 220 horsepower. Four Corvette V-8s also were available in passenger-car ranks, the first two fitted with dual four-barrel carburetors. Output was 245 horsepower with hydraulic lifters, and 270 with mechanical tappets. At the top of the list was Chevy’s legendary fuel-injected Ramjet V-8s, rated at 250 horsepower with a hydraulic cam, and 283 with solid liftersPLUS up to $2,000 reconditioning fees on qualifying vehicles. Sales tax, in your County, title, and tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur. So please verify information with a custom service representative. This is easily done calling us or visiting us at the dealership.
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