Very Rare: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible “Fuelie”

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It continuously stands out among all car icons of history, the ‘57 Chevy Belair.

It was not only built to surprise and gratify both owners and spectators alike during its generation but it is its prowess that drew it up to its heights of becoming an one of the most admired car models in history.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuel Injected Convertible
The 1950’s was not the only revolutionary time of the Chevy Bel Air cars but it was its cue of being the most admired design up to this very moment. Originally made with a hardtop, and at that time with a non-detachable-convertible solid roof, which was its original design, Chevy Bel Air is also marked of having carpeted interiors, with wheels covered in full, window moldings in chrome, and on most of all, the noticeable signature in bold gold lettering of its name, Bel Air.

Apart from its elegant and classic look, it keeps and constantly reaps the admiration and respect of any beholder even from the enthusiast of all latest car models owners. 1957 Chevy Bel Air is known for its shiny chrome molding that is visible with the signature tail fins even from afar. At first several versions came up such as the convertibles, hardtops, and the sedans.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuel Injected Convertible rear end
Convertibles were among the most desirable models then, but also among vintage car collectors today.

Today, ’57 Bel Airs convertibles are highly sought after, but it’s the 1957 Bel Air fuel-injected that stands atop the mountain due to its rarity.

Fuel Injection emblem 1957 Chevy Bel Air
Those 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air “Fuelie” convertibles were the top-of-the-line models and they were the most powerful Bel Airs. Powering this ’57 Chevy is a 283 V8 engine fed by a Rochester Fuel Injection unit that together were said to have produced 283 horsepower when new, meaning this car produces one horsepower for every cubic inch.

Rochester Fuel Injection unit in 1957 Bel Air
These “Fuelie” 283 V8s were way ahead of their time and were among the first mass-produced American-made cars with this type of technology. Only 68 Convertibles were made with the Fuel Injection option, making these cars very rare and desirable among vintage car collectors.

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