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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...

'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

Classic Industries Takes the Spotlight at GNRS 2013

Resto-Mod Project Collection Displayed Together for the First Time

The 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA was host to the first public display of the entire Classic Industries resto-mod collection. The event was the latest celebration of Classic Industries 35th anniversary. The most recent project, a supercharged 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air roadster dubbed OPEN AIR, was the centerpiece of the display, with previous builds from the series standing as reminders of what an enthusiast can do with the right catalog.

Resto-Mod Project Collection Displayed Together for the First Time

The 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA was host to the first public display of the entire Classic Industries...

Chop, Cut, Rebuild Nominated for an Emmy Award

CHOP, CUT, REBUILD AND CLASSIC INDUSTRIES JOIN HOLLYWOOD'S MOVERS AND SHAKERS

WAS Productions, Inc, recently announced that its television series, Chop, Cut, Rebuild, the show that bolts down restoration and passion, was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an Emmy Award as it enters its 9th season. Chop, Cut, Rebuild, seen every week on Speed TV, has frequently collaborated with Classic Industries, the restoration industry leader. Previous seasons have featured Classic Industries’ restoration of a 1964 Impala, a 1953 Chevy Truck, and recently, a 1972 Duster.

CHOP, CUT, REBUILD AND CLASSIC INDUSTRIES JOIN HOLLYWOOD'S MOVERS AND SHAKERS

WAS Productions, Inc, recently announced that its television series, Chop, Cut, Rebuild, the show that bolts down...

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.