Every One’s Favorite

February 21st, 2011

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

This baby was a winner from day one!! What a beautiful automobile!! I took this picture at a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America rally at Rapid City, South Dakota in 1996. I remember asking the owner of the car what it was worth and he told me he had turned down $85,000 for it. It was perfection!! My wife and my 96 year old Mother were with me on that trip and were in a store shopping. I had to go in and ask them to come view the car as it was so beautiful!! Chevy produced 47,562 of these great cars in 1957. The color on this car was called Sierra Gold, one of 16 colors Chevy offered in 1957. I would guess that this color and Tropical Turquoise were the two most popular colors as I have seen more of these colors than any other in my travels.