1957 Chevrolet

1957 saw a facelift, more horsepower and tailfins for the “Sweet, Smooth and Sassy” Chevrolet. Basically a 1956 model with extensive sheet metal reworking giving a lower, longer look. Once again the models were divided up into 3 classes; 150, 210 and the top of the line Bel Air. All sported the new oval shaped grill with bomb like extensions at either end. Normally flat faced these could be fitted with rubber tip extensions.

A new transmission called “Turboglide” (paired with the V8 option) appeared later in the model year meaning that some earlier models still featured the “Powerglide” transmission.

The Blue Flame 140 six cylinder was still available together with 7 other engine/power options. The 265 ci was still available but only for stick shift and overdrive options. The rest were the new 283 ci. The top option sported 283 horse power and Chevrolet proudly announced this “one horse power per cubic inch” association.

One-Fifty (150)

The 150 was the plainest of the range. It had side spears that where reminiscent of the 1956 210 series. Interior was fairly basic with rubber flooring.

1957 One-Fifty Production Numbers

1957 Chevrolet 150 two-door Sedan
Sedan 2-door
1957 Chevrolet 150 four-door Sedan
Sedan 4-door
2 Door Utility Sedan
1957 Chevrolet 150 Handyman
Handyman, 2 Door Wagon

Two-Ten (210)

The new 210s now had a full length sweeping side spear that branched off towards the rear to form a second molding that followed the contour of the rear fender. The 210 was much closer to the Bel Air because of this feature but apart from some extra interior options there was little extra difference above the 150 base model.

1957 Two-Ten Production Numbers

1957 Chevrolet 210 two-door Sedan
Sedan 2-door
1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman
Townsman, 4 Door Wagon
1957- Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville
Beauville, 4 Door Wagon
1957 Chevrolet 210 Handyman
Handyman, 2 Door Wagon
1957 Chevrolet 210 four-door Sedan
Sedan 4-door
1957 Chevrolet 210 Sport Sedan
Sport Sedan, 4 Door Hardtop
1957 Chevrolet 210 Delray Club Coupe
Delray, 2 Door Club Coupe
1957 Chevrolet 210 Sport Coupe
Sport Coupe Hardtop

Bel Air

The Bel Airs sport a silver anodized aluminium panel between the side moldings. Chevrolet Bel Air crests are also present on the rear fenders. Additional trim also included bright rocker panel moldings and three gold chevrons were found on the front fender. Interiors of Bel Airs also had carpets and several more, distinctive vinyl and patterned cloth combinations.

1957 Bel Air Production Numbers

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door Sedan
Sedan 2-door
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Townsman
Townsman, 4 Door Wagon
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad
Nomad, 2 Door Wagon
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
Sport Coupe Hardtop
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air four-door Sedan
Sedan 4-door
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan
Sport Sedan, 4 Door Hardtop
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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Original Promo Film

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1957 Chevrolet Factory Colors​

Solid Colors

Coronado Yellow

Larkspur Blue

Surf Green

Adobe Beige

Sierra Gold

Matador Red

Onyx Black

Tropical Turquoise

Highland Green

Dusk Pearl

Colonial Cream

Canyon Coral

Laurel Green

Harbor Blue

Impreial Ivory

Inca Silver

Two-Tone Colors

India Ivory / Surf Green

Onyx Black / Colonial Cream

Imperial Ivory / Inca Silver

Larkspur Blue / Harbor Blue

India Ivory / Larkspur Blue

Adobe Beige / Sierra Gold

India Ivory / Matador Red

India Ivory / Coronado Yellow

Colonial Cream / Laurel Green

India Ivory / Canyon Coral

Imperial Ivory / Dusk Pearl

Onyx Black / India Ivory

Surf Green / Highland Green

India Ivory / Colonial Cream

India Ivory / Tropical Turquoise