|Number of Cylinders:||8|
|Sub Model:||Bel Air|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Body Type:||2 Door Post|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|:||“This vehicle will need some mechanical reconditioning due to long term storage and should be considered a project. Please review the entire description, photos and videos to get a good feel for cosmetics and overall condition. It is being sold as-is without warranty or set aside as a project vehicle.”|
|Item status:||In archive|
|Car location:||Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller|
You are looking at a Vintage 1957 Chevrolet 210 Bel Air 2 door post. It is fairly stock in outside appearance but it has a 327 with dual quads, and a close ratio 4 speed (probable Muncie) with Hurst shifter. The motor was built and it has a fairly wild cam from the feel when hearing it idle and driving the car. The wheels are Cragar SS and tires are BF Goodrich Radial TAs.
It was stored for much of it's life with just under 100,000 miles. While the car looks like a Bel Air, the VIN number decodes as a 1957 210 2 door post car when it was born. We suggest that potential buyers decode the trim tag and VIN to draw their own conclusions to originality if it is a concern.
The vehicle is in nice cosmetic condition considering the age. It runs and drives but should be considered a project due to age and probable mechanical work needed due to long term storage. It is being sold to settle an estate.
Please review all the vehicle details below including the photos, videos and description before placing a bid or clicking on a buy it now.
Below is a video collection of the vehicle running and driving:
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This vehicle was locally owned by the deceased. It is a hopped up 1957 Chevy used for shows and probably some amateur drag racing in it's day. It is a fun 1960's / 1970's era hot rod and stored for years. When we received the car, we placed oil down the cylinders and massaged the engine before cranking for safety. What does it need mechanically? We suggest an oil and filter change, major tune up, carb rebuilds or at least carb tuning, having the gas drained, etc. We would also recommend having brakes checked, a thermostat, radiator flush, differential oil changes, and probably other maintenance and reconditioning from age and long term storage. It does run and drive surprisingly well considering what it should have done. As you can see, the paint is straight and in great shape. It was repainted year ago and holding up well. It does have some marks from age. The interior, aside from some imperfections, a headliner with several mouse holes from years ago and a mouse smell at times, is not bad considering the age. We suggest steam cleaning the interior.
We drove it down the road as shown and it ran well. It has good oil pressure, and you can tell it has a pretty wild cam. Also, the gauges work well, and the interior and exterior lights work. The brakes do stop the car but they are manual drum brakes and should be checked and probably upgraded as they are old.
The vehicle is is in great shape for the age from a rust perspective as well. Usually the frame, floor and rear pan are shot and this one is in great shape or at least far better than others. We do not know how much filler was used when bodywork was done years ago. This vehicle was previously titled in Indiana in the past, now is a Wisconsin title that is free and clear.
We are a local auction house in Waukesha, Wisconsin and the vehicle is in our heated warehouse.
What a great example of an old school 1957 Bel Air / 210. We are selling this vehicle at a reasonable buy it now or best offer. Please review the vehicle details below including the photos, videos and description before placing a bid or clicking on a buy it now. Also remember it is a project that will need work to be road worthy.
Additional auction information:
This vehicle is being sold as-is without warranty or set aside. It should be considered a project as with all vintage vehicles. Any of these should be trailered to their destination until the vehicle is checked over for safety (tires, etc). We are also requiring a bill of sale be signed by the new owner stating this vehicle is being purchased as-is.
Please call our store cell at [hidden information] for additional information on this vehicle. We do reserve the right to end the auction early as it is for sale locally. It will need to be paid for within 7 days of auction end and picked up no more than 45 days from auction end or it will be resold unless prior arrangements have been made with us.
Auction Terms and Conditions:
This vehicle is sold strictly as-is-as shown without any set aside for problems or issues. We welcome and encourage inspection of all vehicles prior to bidding because opinions may vary. All listings are described as accurately as possible. If you plan to have a vehicle inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to bidding. Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.
When you place a bid on a vehicle, you are entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle. The successful high bidder needs to contact us and pay a non refundable $500 deposit within 48 hours of auction end and submit payment by means of cashier’s check (verifiable) or bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction end. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, and any applicable title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.
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The terms of sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin without regard to any conflict of laws or provisions thereof that might indicate the applicability of laws of any other jurisdiction. The venue for all legal proceedings shall be in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
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Due to the age and no control over the future use of this item, it is sold strictly as-is as-shown without warranty expressed or implied. You are welcome to inspect this item in person while the auction is running. We are not responsible for any small detail left out of the description as we are a consignment store and not experts on the items we list.
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