Ask DJ Lyons: 1957 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe

1957 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe

Do you like vintage cars? How about 1957 Chevy's?

Here is a shiny black 1957 Chevy that my husband and I saw at a Greeneville, Tennessee car show that we attended back in 2009.

This particular 1957 Chevy pictured below shows off its pretty engine. I imagine that this is not the original engine. Most likely, they replaced it for the purpose of helping this car get an even better showing.

To see a video of this car, click 1957 CHEVY.

My husband tells me this is one of the most famous cars ever made. As I thought about it, I began to wonder why that would be.

I visited a site called "1957 Classic Chevrolet "Sweet, Smooth and Sassy." I wanted to see what their particular bias was pertaining to this particular car.

They mention that if you walk up to a group of people who really venerate old cars and ask the question "What is the most classic Chevy ever made?", they will immediately mention a 1957 Chevy. Do you agree? If you happen to be a car buff, is that what you would say? Please indicate in the comment section below.

What else does this site say?

They seem to indicate that not only was it important to have a 1957 Chevy, it needed to be red as well. Well, at this particular car show, we only saw a light blue 1957 Chevy and this black one.

This site also states, "Almost from the day production ceased, it's been in demand not only as the last of the "Classic Chevy's", but the best. In fact, except for the early Corvette's, the 1957 Chevrolet remains the most collectible car of the 1950s."

Here are some additional reasons they site that helped make this car the popular car it is:

* It had more horsepower. I can see why that would be a plus. One of the reasons why my husband and I really like our current cars is that they have a lot more get-up-and-go than our previous models. In case you are curious, we now both are proud owners of a Nissan Versa each. His is silver and mine is dark blue with little cobalt blue and turquoises specks when the sun is shining bright.

* The car has a longer car body. That certainly goes against my current car which is really compact.

* The car rides lower to the ground. I guess that would be an advantage unless you had some big ruts in the road you were traveling.

* It has "Turboglide automatic transmission with triple turbines." I'm sure you car buffs will understand that phrase a lot better than I do.

* It has a new V8 engine and fuel injection. I understand that terminology a lot better.

* 1957 Chevy's also have "light-touch driving." I suppose that would be the fore-runner of power steering. I can definitely see the attraction in that feature.

They mention a lot of other features that inspired people to want to get this model and year of car. You might want to check out the link above if you want to hear more.

In addition, feel; free to watch some of the videos below to re-visit that era of vintage Chevy cars.

To read some other interesting facts and tidbits about this car, click on the link called "1957 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe in Black & Light Blue."

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