1957 Chevy 150, Ca “Black Plate”, Factory Delete, Fully Restored and Gorgeous!

This is a gorgeous complete, no-expense spared restoration of a California special order racing Chevy!  We are proud to offer on consignment this concours restoration of a 1957 Chevy 150 Business Utility Sedan with full original factory delete options and a full recreation of the weekend racers!  This was a dream restoration of Norm, our client that is a retired computer technology executive.  It has 685 miles since completion and is ready for competition of any sort!

This vehicle is a recreation of the first car that could be ordered from your local Chevrolet dealership and drag raced on Sunday at your local Strip. It is NOT a clone “Black Widow” that was so popular in NASCAR and seen so often at auctions, it is NOT your typical “resto-rod” or “Street Rod” with a 350/350 A/C, with power this and that with tons of billet and chrome.

It is a very real example of a factory ordered race car with no accessories and with one of the biggest engine Chevrolet had to offer. Some liberties were taken during the build to enhance the performance such as, the ever popular during the sixties, 327 cu inch engine, 2 ½  inch ram horn exhaust and a Muncie 4 speed transmission with a Hurst shifter typical in late ’57.  This has a 336:1 rear ratio, 10:1 Compression and runs terrific on 89 octane fuel with no additives.

The newly painted, gorgeous and correct onyx black exterior is accented by new correct black and silver “cobble-stone” interior. The “rear seat delete”, “radio delete”, “clock delete”, and “sun-visors delete” in addition to the fixed rear quarter windows was a typical way “Super Stock” cars were ordered and this car was built. The body sits on a “California” one piece frame and is accented with a “California” one piece front bumper.  These were California only items that simply cannot be readily duplicated.  This restoration was completed in 2004.

The engine compartment replicates an original, driver friendly 270 H.P. dual quad (WCFB) Corvette engine with period correct cam profile, Corvette script valve covers and Corvette aluminum air cleaners.  Everything is new, from the front suspension, engine, transmission, through to the rear end including the very rare NOS utility platform rubber floor mat. This car is a tribute to the glory days of drag racing of the late fifties and sixties when the average guy or gal could order it on Monday and drag race it on Sunday.

For more details and inquiries please contact Hal at hal@classicpromenade.com or call 951-440-0412.

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