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'57 Chevy Bel Air - An American Icon

Think of a car that represents American car culture, or even automotive culture in general, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one more iconic than the '57 Chevy Bel Air. From the aircraft-inspired hood ornaments, to the sweeping wheel arches, to the raked tail fins, every element of this car's design is eye-catching and memorable. There really is no angle from which the Bel Air doesn't look good, and that's a claim few cars have lived up to since. In fact, this car has been around for over half a century, but it still remains relevant and undeniably cool.



Think of a car that represents American car culture, or even automotive culture in general, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one more iconic than the '57 Chevy Bel Air. From the aircraft-inspired hood ornaments, to the sweeping wheel arches, to the raked tail fins, every element of this car's design is eye-catching and memorable. There really is no angle from which the Bel Air doesn't look good, and that's a claim few cars have lived up to since. In fact, this car has been around for over half a century, but it still remains relevant and undeniably cool.

Think of a car that represents American car culture, or even automotive culture in general, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one more iconic than the '57 Chevy Bel Air. From the...

'63 Impala SS - Lowrider Heritage



Under the hood of this Impala, you'll find a fully rebuilt and modified 350ci small-block. Ernesto tells us he prefers the bare aluminum and black powdercoated parts over chrome, since he didn't want the car looking too flashy.

Every classic car has a story behind it—it's one of our favorite things about these vintage machines. Some have been bought, sold, abandoned, restored, and customized multiple times throughout their lifetimes. Others are left to rust for decades at a time, only to be later discovered and finally appreciated. Others, still, are meticulously cared for by their original owners from day one.

Under the hood of this Impala, you'll find a fully rebuilt and modified 350ci small-block. Ernesto tells us he prefers the bare aluminum and black powdercoated parts over chrome, since he...

"Dog Days" Photo Contest Winner - Bulldogs Rollin'

Here at Classic Industries, we love dogs. Whether you're wrenching in the garage, going for a cruise, or hanging out at a car show, your four-legged best friends will always want to be by your side.

Bec Allnatt currently lives with her husband and two bulldogs in Perth, Australia, and has always been a big fan of classic cars.

Here at Classic Industries, we love dogs. Whether you're wrenching in the garage, going for a cruise, or hanging out at a car show, your four-legged best friends will always want to be by your...

'56 Chevrolet Bel Air - DIY Success Story

With a classic two-tone paint scheme and chrome gleaming in the sun, this Tri-Five is one cool daily driver.

Although there's nothing wrong with leaving your restoration project in the hands of qualified professionals at a trusted shop, there's something truly special about doing all the labor yourself. After countless hours of turning wrenches, and many late nights in the garage, you end up having personal knowledge of every last nut and bolt on your car.

This was the case for Larry Richards, of Seal Beach, California, who recently stopped by the Classic Industries showroom with his 1956 Chevy Bel Air. Larry restored this classic Chevy himself over the last five years, with some assistance from his friends on occasion. It features a 383ci stroker small-block V8 paired with a 700R4 automatic transmission. Disc brakes are visible through the windows of its chrome American Racing five-spoke wheels. We appreciate its vintage green and white two-tone paint, and abundance of intricately polished chrome accents.

With a classic two-tone paint scheme and chrome gleaming in the sun, this Tri-Five is one cool daily driver.

Although there's nothing wrong with leaving your restoration project in the hands of...

Jerry Jacobs' 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jerry's 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jerry's '57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop Sport Coupe

Classic Industries' Southern California customer, Jerry Jacobs, pulled into the parking lot with his glamorous '57 Chevy Bel Air. This 2-door hardtop sport coupe is a daily driver for Jerry, but looks like it should be pampered at a local car show. He's the second owner for the last 25 years and this Larkspur Blue/Imperial Ivory combination quickly transports us back in time.

Jerry's 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jerry's '57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop Sport Coupe

Classic Industries' Southern California customer, Jerry Jacobs, pulled into the parking lot with his glamorous '57 Chevy...

Classic Industries and Car Chasers at SEMA 2013

The Thrill of the Chase

This 1957 Chevy, recently featured on The Car Chasers, received plenty of help from the Classic Industries Catalog

The Thrill of the Chase

This 1957 Chevy, recently featured on The Car Chasers, received plenty of help from the Classic Industries Catalog

CW Restorations and Classic Industries Ressurect a 1957 Cameo

Custom Cameo build featured at SEMA 2013


Custom Cameo Pickup Concept Artwork c/o CW Restorations

Chris Womack and the team at CW Restoration Shop, known for building the Magnaflow Revolver Truck, did not disappoint with their latest project for the recently concluded 2013 SEMA conference. This year, the team turned their attention to another classic truck, a rare 1957 Cameo. This project waited approximately thirty years before being turned over to Womack and his crew.

Custom Cameo build featured at SEMA 2013

Custom Cameo Pickup Concept Artwork c/o CW Restorations

Chris Womack and the team at CW Restoration Shop, known for building the Magnaflow Revolver...

Chop, Cut, Rebuild

A new Classic Industries project.

Now chopping.

Stay tuned for more on the latest Classic Industries collaboration with Speed TV's Emmy-nominated Chop Cut Rebuild with host Dan Woods.

A new Classic Industries project.

Now chopping.

Stay tuned for more on the latest Classic Industries collaboration with Speed TV's Emmy-nominated Chop Cut Rebuild with host Dan Woods.