Publish date: 2016-02-04 13:37:53
Name: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
Year(s) Produced: 1956-1957
Number Built: 22,631
Class: Full-size car
Body Type: 2-door hardtop coupe
Engine: GM Chevrolet Small-Block V-8 283
Power: 283hp @ 6200 RPM
0-60mph: 8.2 seconds
Top Speed: 121 mph
Transmission: 3-speed manual
Length/width/height: 200 in./73.9 in./ 59.9 in.
Wheelbase: 115 in.
Base Price: US$2,399 (NADA)
Highest Price: US$59,200 (Hagerty)
The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is a true classic, and while we’ve seen quite a few at different car shows through the years, we’ve never seen one like this. Check out this video when a biker stumbles across one at a gas station, tries to keep up on his motorcycle, and then just simply gets left in the dust. Frankly, that is not something that you see every day.
The Bel Air obviously catches the motorcyclist’s eye, and he leaves right behind the auto and even attempts to flag down the driver. As the Bel Air speeds up, the biker gives it everything he’s got, but soon realizes that he’s better off driving a 60s pedal car – he doesn’t even come close to tracking down the car. Even his mounted camera couldn’t keep up, losing view of the speeding classic. Eventually, the Bel Air slows down to a cruising speed, and the biker finally gets a better view and shows his admiration of this road king. The video, which was posted on the Internet for almost five years now and has already raked in more than 2 million views, doesn’t offer much info on the person’s identity behind the wheels. As of today, we don’t have a clue on what the Chevy had under the hood, but we can only speculate that it had a custom-built block that packs a really mean amount of horse power considering the car’s weight of more than one and a half tons.
How many people have a 1957 Bel Air that can do that? Not too many, definitely. We hope to stumble upon this Chevy once again so we can pay respect and admiration to this one of a kind classic.