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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air User Reviews

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"style" 5 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
"big ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews

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Chez writes:
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5

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Love everything about this car!

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Hate nothing about this car!

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Powerful, Hot And Tough 57 Chevy — 8+half years and a small fortune to fully rebuild from scratch. Black cherry pearl paint. Cream & Burgundy Italian leather interior. Rockford Fosgate sound system loud enough to be heard over the loud & lumpy 454 Big Block V8 bored and stroked to 503 with TH400 trans. 12.6 seconds on 1/4 mile. Foose mags. Smokes (tyres), Drinks (fuel) heavily! This is maxed out fun on 4 wheels and we love cruising in her most weeks.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Scott writes:
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Amazing car. Beautiful body

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Absolutely Nothing. For some it is too heavy

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The Best Car In The World — It's just the BEST Car ever made. I wish that Chevy would have kept Making them. The Appereance is Gorgeous, it handles really well, braking is amazing, you could literally stop on a dime with this car. This is the most fun car to drive . everyone should buy one. Just the best vehicle in the world

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BossTHog writes:
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4

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The ride is smooth. Good excelleration. Easy handling.  

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Needs some work.

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Beautiful Peace Of History — I like the color choices for this car. I also like the four door design which makes it easier to get others in and out of the back seat. The car is comfortable to ride in and has plenty of room. It still needs some more work but it looks to be minor fixes. The car accelerates easy and it stops easily when the brake is applied. I feel safe riding in this big car due to the heavy material it is built out of.

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rockets57 writes:
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5

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Really  was a preachers car was a 6 cylinder changed it to almost correct 57 dual quad 245 hp because it's a automatic

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Bad gas millage

rockets57
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One Of The Nicest Unrestored 57 Chevy — Wish I had a 4:56 posi rear because it has 200 r 4 transmission would make it more fun to drive . Would drive it across country without a bit of worry a very dependable car I've owned it for 25 years and will be passed down to my grand kids .

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Pontiac36 writes:
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Has a 1965 Corvette engine and 4-Speed manual transmission. Runs VERY STRONG and sounds great. Rides and handles like a new one!

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None

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Great Car! — Great Cruiser from the '50's. Runs as good as it looks, and is a ball to drive. I am not afraid to drive it anywhere as it is extremely reliable. I built this car from 3 cars that were disposed of.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Connor writes:
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Styling, Performance, Value, Quality, History and etc.

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You'll die in a crash..

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Can't Go Wrong With A 50's Icon — V8 engine with over 250 HP, including ramjet fuel injection. Build quality is high, makes you feel like a millions bucks. The looks are superb, makes modern cars look bland. It's really fun to drive... it's just a beauty, I love it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joseph writes:
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The style.

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Im scared to leave it parked at a mall.

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1957 Chevrolet Belair 4 Door — Its a 2spd that shifts about 25 to 35mph@. The brakes are org...means they are almost mechanical, drums front and rear. Great look great car..if not a bit underpowered (265 v8) Gas mpg...just depends how much you drive it. Cost

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Elizabeth writes:
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It's a '57 Sports Coupe.

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Nothing.

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All American Ride!!!!! — What's not to like? A blast form the past. The All-American hotrod! This one has an engine. I love the cam, she lopes in second gear! This car is 54 years old. Just lots of fun to drive and show.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Anthony writes:
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One of the most reconized classic cars.

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None!

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A Very Popular Car, But Extreemly Rare Model Of The Belair. — 70k original Miles. Family owned since 1995. Was a 16th birthday gift in 2004. Started a full restoration in 2006. Body work and paint done by myself, Base/clear w/ 3 coats of clear. Some brand new chrome and trim, all the rest was refinished. New Glass all the way around. New exhaust, all new, original design interior. Many factory options. 283 V8 with less then 2k miles since rebuild. Original 2 speed power glide transmission.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Alan writes:
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fun

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none

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American Classic — almost one of a kind. Haven't found another that has the same features. sucks up gas, but I drive about 300 miles a year on her, so its not bad. This car is extremely fun to drive, a lot of people look at you too.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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