1957 CHEVROLET SEDAN DELIVERY
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1957
Engine Size : 502 V8
Mileage (miles / km) : Miles 396
Colour : Lemans Blue & Sand Effect
Interior : Doe
LHD
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
National Award Winning Sedan Delivery 502 V8 700R4 PS A/C Ride Tech Disc Brakes
 

502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts V8
Custom Ridetech-equipped suspension
Tastefully modified body / Custom DuPont Chroma Premier paint
Sale includes restoration photos, restoration receipts and a detailed breakdown of the car’s componentry

GM 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
Power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
Custom Leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Custom Autosound audio

Dutchman 9-inch rear axle / Auburn posi-traction differential / 3.55 gears
18 and 19-inch Budnik Cannon wheels
Winner of multiple national awards

SUMMARY

Restoration completed in 2010
502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts V8
GM 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
Custom Leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Custom Autosound audio
Tastefully modified body / Custom DuPont Chroma Premier paint
Winner of multiple national awards
Sale includes restoration photos, restoration receipts and a detailed breakdown of the car’s componentry
Custom Ridetech-equipped suspension / Power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
Dutchman 9-inch rear axle / Auburn posi-traction differential / 3.55 gears
18 and 19-inch Budnik Cannon wheels

If you follow our email blasts, you probably know all about Ozzie & Harriet’s mostly-original Chieftain that we have in inventory. Sure, that’s a really cool car, but what about enthusiasts who want a little less nostalgia and a lot more attitude? Well friends, fear not, because RK Motors Charlotte has something for you too! The beneficiary of a professional, frame-off restoration, this national award-winning Chevrolet Sedan Delivery is a fully sorted ambassador of swagger that you can invest in, drive around in and build some serious credibility in. Featuring an equal emphasis on both show and go, it seats a killer 502/700R4 drivetrain, fully custom suspension and supple leather trim in one of the most incredible hot rods we’ve ever seen! If you’ve been searching for a striking ‘50s showpiece, but want something that’s more unique than a run-of-the-mill tri-five, this spectacular Chevy’s excellent combination of vintage style and timeless class simply can’t be beat!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The product of high quality restoration that was conducted by two body shops, this slick wagon features a lust worthy appearance that’s ready to burn down the Manufacturers’ Midway! The build began when Steve’s Auto Restorations of Portland, Oregon replaced the car’s factory lead and sealed everything in a thick coat of protective primer. With a solid foundation laid, Steve Cooley Motors of Homosassa, Florida followed subtle modification with a custom combination of Corvette LeMans Blue and Cadillac Sand Effect DuPont Chroma Premier 2-stage. And today, countless hours and over six-figures later, this Chevy rolls as a lights-out show car that’s been deservedly fawned over by some of the biggest names in the business.

As a classic car owner, you really can’t go wrong with any ‘50s Chevy. But for many people, the division’s ’57 model essentially perfected the art. Take a look at this gorgeous wagon and you’ll see no less than 22 one-of-a-kind details that walk a fine aesthetic line between the timeless look of factory fodder and the radical, sometimes cheeky appearance of fiberglass recreations. At the front of the car, a recessed grille bar floats between modern headlamps, a filled bumper and a shaved and flattened hood. At the back of that hood, stainless-framed glass rides between modified drip rails, shaved vent windows, polished mirrors and Chevy 150 door trim. Beneath that trim, shaved doors perfectly align Chevy 150 side spears with shaved fenders and smooth-leaded quarters that are capped with Chevy 210 2-door wagon stainless. And at the back of the car, a shaved tailgate hangs between filled pan seams, flush-fit taillights and a bright chrome bumper.

ENGINE

As young car guys, most of us are taught that talking the talk means we’d better walk the walk. And when it comes to talking the talk, this sedan’s inability to shut up can be directly attributed to the walking ability afforded by its 502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts big block. Twisting stout 9.75 to 1 compression into roughly 550 horsepower, the car’s show-detailed mill is a logical testament to the old rule: more cubic inches equals more horsepower. A perfect air/fuel mixture is supplied by a K&N-toothed Billet Specialties air cleaner and 780cfm Quick Fuel carburetion. That dynamic duo rides on a ported and coated Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake, which is bolted between ported and coated Chevrolet heads. Those heads hang polished and color-keyed valve covers over Crower roller rockers, custom Comp pushrods and high quality Crane lifters. Those lifters are tapped by a Crane cam, which is sequenced to loomed Taylor plug wires and an MSD Pro-Billet distributor. Spent gases roar through large exhaust pipes via custom William’s headers. At the front of those headers, a familiar Vintage Air FrontRunner system spins a polished Stewart water pump between a Tuff Stuff alternator, a Sanden AC compressor and a Detroit Speed power steering pump. And that water pump feeds a beefy Griffin radiator that’s wedged between Flex-a-lite puller fans and a Be Cool condenser. Visually, the Energy-mounted block rides in a smoothed and massaged engine bay that displays OEM-level attentiveness to both engineering and assembly. And details like Billet Specialties breathers, Billet Specialties hose clamps, a Billet Specialties water neck, ARP bolts, Fel-Pro gaskets and a Moroso dipstick create a clean and purposeful aesthetic.

DRIVETRAIN

Take a look under this tire-shredding courier and you’ll find a custom, Luxo-Blue chassis that’s ready for the strip or the turntable. Behind the big engine, a GM 700R4 4-speed spins between a high performance ProTorque torque converter and Coleman aluminum driveshaft. That driveshaft twists a proven Dutchman 9-inch that rocks an Auburn posi-traction differential around 3.55 gears and 31-spline axles. Those gears push the car on a trick Ridetech 4-link that’s fitted with adjustable Ridetech air shocks. Opposite that 4-link, a Kimbridge Enterprises sub-frame makes good use of Belltech drop spindles, Global West control arms, a Flaming River quick-ratio steering box and two more adjustable Ridetech air shocks. At the corners of that modern suspension, hydroboosted Baer calipers bridge the gap between an SSBC master cylinder, and drilled and slotted rotors. Charred dinosaurs float from the aforementioned headers to 2.5-inch, mandrel-bent pipes that employ an X-shaped crossover and polished Magnaflow mufflers. And power meets the pavement through attractive Budnik Cannons, which spin 245/40ZR18 Falken FK452s in front of 255/40ZR19 Falken FK452s.

INTERIOR

Pop the shaved doors and you’ll find a substantially tweaked interior that was installed by Great 8 guru Dale Van Curen’s Unlimited Designs. Front and center, ’67 GTO buckets wrap bright stainless trim around creamy Doe hides. In front of those seats, a chrome-lined dash hangs a rebuilt clock, Vintage Air climate control and a Custom Autosound head unit beside traditional Classic Instruments gauges. At the edges of that dash, custom side panels anchor billet door handles between modern power windows, LeMans Blue frames and tasteful stainless trim. At the bottom of those panels, custom Doe carpet balances a custom, Chip Foose-autographed console between billet foot pedals and Dynamat sound insulation. In front of the driver, a custom Quality Restorations steering wheel spins a stylish “One Fifty” script around a color-keyed, tilting column. And behind the passengers, a custom-upholstered storage area features almost enough room for one season’s plunder of trophies.

AWARDS

According to this sedan’s owner, the car has been awarded the following features and accolades:

Featured in the Goodguys Gazette
Featured in the February, 2014 edition of Super Chevy Magazine
Featured on Horsepower TV’s My Classic Car
Featured on REV TV
Awarded Chip Foose’s Select Pick at the 2010 Chip Foose Braselton Bash in Braselton, Georgia
Awarded “The Cup” at the 2010 ISCA World of Wheels competition in Atlanta, Georgia
Awarded Pro’s Pick at the 2010 NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nationals in Tampa, Florida
Awarded Builder’s Choice at the 2010 Goodguys Southeast Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina
Awarded Best of Show at the 2010 National Parts Depot All-GM Show in Silver Springs, Florida
Awarded Best Chevy at the 2010 National Parts Depot All-GM Show in Silver Springs, Florida
Awarded Best Big Car ’49-‘58 at the 2010 National Parts Depot All-GM Show in Silver Springs, Florida
Awarded 998 out of 1000 points at the 2011 Eckler’s Classic Chevy Show in Kissimmee, Florida
Awarded Best of Show at the 2012 National Parts Depot All-GM Show in Silver Springs, Florida
Awarded Best Chevy at the 2012 National Parts Depot All-GM Show in Silver Springs, Florida
Awarded Best Big Car ’49-‘58 at the 2012 National Parts Depot All-GM Show in Silver Springs, Florida
Awarded Gold Class at the 2012 Super Chevy Show in Palm Beach, Florida

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

Vintage photos of the car
Restoration photos
Restoration receipts
Component manuals
An itemized breakdown of the car’s modifications and mechanical components
A maintenance log
An extra set of keys
Two key fobs
A pair of polished stainless wipers

From the show to the strip, this impressive Chevy will stun even the harshest critics. It’s a highly desirable ‘tri-five’ that’s been carefully modified into one of the most incredible award-winners on the planet. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect blend of lavish ‘50s class and cutting-edge style, wake up! It’s time to claim your car.