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1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-DOOR HARDTOP











1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop
ID # VC57L141265
This car originated in California, but eventually made its way up to Washington State though a number of recorded owners and detailed paperwork. They include Phil Johnson of Oxnard, California who sold the car with 65,628 miles on it in the late 1960s to John Miller, also of Oxnard who kept it until 1974 when it registered 70,646. Subsequent owners included Nick DeScala in Tacoma (1974-79), Bob Bronsink in Port Angeles (1982-93), Earl Bostain in Kelso (1993-2003) and Larry Beebe in Portland (2003-08).
This hardtop is stunning both in its Easter Egg colors and condition. The car is superbly painted in India Ivory over Larspur Blue and was the recipient of a frame-off restoration. The panel fit is excellent, the chrome and trim are exceptional (it has the one-piece front bumper), and the turquoise vinyl and black cloth interior is correct and beautifully fitted. The car rides on 14-inch belted white wall tires and is fitted with spinner wheel covers. Under the hood, the engine compartment is correctly finished and very clean, with a 220-horsepower, 283 cubic-inch Super Turbo-fire V8, 4-barrel carburetor, a Powerglide transmission and dual exhausts. The car is fitted with power steering and power brakes. The odometer shows a little over 98,000 miles and is very likely correct, indicating many miles of happy motoring. It's easy to see that it must have been a sad day for every one of these owners when they had to part with this superb car.