1957 Corvette: A timeless Classic, with a twin carbureted 283 and a 4 speed manual transmission. Onyx Black exterior, black soft top, and red interior.
Options for this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette include: Factory AM radio, Manual Convertible Top, Hard top, Hub Caps, Seat Belts, Red Vinyl Interior and Wide White Wall Tires.
In 1956 the Corvette was redesigned by Bob Cadaret, who introduced the now famous side cove, and was virtually unchanged for 1957. As part of this redesign the Corvette now featured outside door handles, roll up windows, an optional hard top.
Believed to have 102,000 original miles; This particular example is powered by a period correct 283 V8 with twin carbs, and a 4 speed manual Warner Gear, cast iron case, transmission. This Corvette starts easily without smoke and runs great. She is a breeze to drive, and has plenty of power to cruise comfortably down the highway at 70 MPH. The manual convertible top goes up and down with ease, in case you need to seek shelter from a passing shower while out for a summer cruise.
This Corvette was treated to a recent body-on restoration with a quality re-paint, mechanical rebuild and a new interior. The paint shines beautifully and only a few small scratches & cracks are to be found (all shown in detailed photos).
Brakes and steering are in good working order with a nice tight feel and straight stopping from the original type drum brakes. The engine has good power and runs smoothly while shifting through all four gears with ease.
The interior is comfortable and very presentable with no major blemishes. All gauges function properly and the iconic Wonderbar radio looks right at home in the dash. An older cloth soft top is showing age and has a few holes shown in photos. The top frame is in great shape however.
An excellent rust free chassis is shown in photos along with a very original driver quality undercarriage. Brakes and mechanical components have been serviced well over the years.
The matching hard top is in excellent condition wit good paint, headliner, glass and seals.
This Corvette runs & drives very nicely and is ready to enjoy this summer.