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Storz
Storz Dork
4/8/15 8:50 a.m.

Thought you guys may like this, my dad purchased a 100% original 1957 Bel Air a few months ago. His plan is to make the car a reliable driver and spend his retirement racking up the miles

A few cool details.

100% numbers matching 24k original miles Came with a box in the trunk that had the original spark plugs, cap rotor etc. Original paint and interior.

The only place it has been touched is under the hood, the motor was removed and the interior under the hood was repainted, the motor has been repained (but is the original motor)

We did maintenance items last weekend, plugs, wires etc etc. It also has new (factory spec) exhaust system from the manifolds back. I learned what dwell is

My old man adding trans fluid

trucke
trucke HalfDork
4/8/15 8:55 a.m.

Wow! Just wow!

Look at the size of that carburetor. Is that 2 barrel?

Storz
Storz Dork
4/8/15 8:57 a.m.
trucke wrote: Wow! Just wow! Look at the size of that carburetor. Is that 2 barrel?

It is the original 2 barrel Rochester carb from 1957. This car has the 283ci V8 rated at 185hp and 2 speed cast iron Powerglide.

Storz
Storz Dork
4/8/15 8:58 a.m.

Yours truly after a litle photo editing

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UberDork
4/8/15 9:05 a.m.

Awesome! I have a similar thread coming soon as my dad just bought back the first car he ever had, a 57 bel air 4 door hard top.

Storz
Storz Dork
4/8/15 9:13 a.m.
Spoolpigeon wrote: Awesome! I have a similar thread coming soon as my dad just bought back the first car he ever had, a 57 bel air 4 door hard top.

That is awesome, can't wait to see it!

Gary
Gary HalfDork
4/8/15 9:23 a.m.

Very nice! Love the color combination.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
4/8/15 9:29 a.m.
Storz wrote: Yours truly after a litle photo editing

Is that a banana or are you just...oh never mind. Nice car.

Powar
Powar SuperDork
4/8/15 9:48 a.m.

Very cool! Tri-5 Chevys must be the dad car of choice for GRMers. Mine has one too.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/8/15 10:35 a.m.

Your old man does not appear to be very old.

WilD
WilD HalfDork
4/8/15 10:39 a.m.
Storz wrote: Yours truly after a litle photo editing

I have the exact same pair of shoes! Unfortunately, my father doesn't have the same taste in cars...

Storz
Storz Dork
4/8/15 10:53 a.m.
Woody wrote: Your old man does not appear to be very old.

66

He is a wildman, went through the NC police academy at 60 years old after retiring from a full career at GM.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
4/8/15 11:03 a.m.

Awesome car. Awesome, awesome, awesome.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/8/15 12:05 p.m.

Perfect color.

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
4/8/15 12:26 p.m.

Nice car for cruising!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/8/15 4:11 p.m.
Rad_Capz wrote: Nice car for cruising!

Yup. Perfect cruiser. Just add fuzzy dice.

84FSP
84FSP Reader
4/8/15 7:38 p.m.

Swanky. One of the rew vehicles that can rock that color.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
4/9/15 1:13 a.m.

Holy E36 M3, I saw that pic of your dad and thought it was me.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/9/15 7:15 a.m.
Zomby Woof wrote: Holy E36 M3, I saw that pic of your dad and thought it was me.

I thought you kind of resembled Mr. Peabody, or Sherman.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
4/9/15 4:11 p.m.

No, I just act like Mr. Peabody.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
4/9/15 7:11 p.m.

Nice. A 4-door. That's quite refreshing, since all you see is coupes and convertibles.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
4/10/15 6:43 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: Nice. A 4-door. That's quite refreshing, since all you see is coupes and convertibles.

The 2 door models all got so expensive, the four-doors are all an everyman can afford, anymore. And they're still great- looking cars, with added practicality. Throw some seat belts in the back and you've got a family cruiser!

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
4/10/15 6:50 a.m.
Storz wrote: Yours truly after a litle photo editing

Clearly some Photoshopping. Nobody in their right mind would be eating over the hood of that car.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
4/10/15 1:55 p.m.

Cool. Any options beyond the 283/PG? You really could order them any way you like back then.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
4/10/15 5:50 p.m.

Just showed that pic to Mrs. Woof and she said the same thing. Holy E36 M3, that's unbelievable!

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