2dr Sedan 8-cyl. 265cid/162hp 2bbl
$30,200 Avg. Value*

Model Overview

History of the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet’s V-8 models continued turning up the heat as the ’50s rolled on. In 1957, the big news beneath the hood included a displacement increase as the 265 was bored out to 283 cubic inches. A 162-horse 265 V-8 remained available that year, but much more popular was the new 283, which started at 185 horsepower with a two-barrel carburetor and single exhaust.

Trading the two-barrel for a four-barrel, adding dual exhausts and boosting compression from 8.5:1 to 9.5:1 resulted in the Super Turbo-Fire 283, rated at 220 horsepower. Four Corvette V-8s also were available in passenger-car ranks, the first two fitted with dual four-barrel carburetors. Output was 245 horsepower with hydraulic lifters, and 270 with mechanical tappets. At the top of the list was Chevy’s legendary fuel-injected Ramjet V-8s, rated at 250 horsepower with a hydraulic cam, and 283 with solid lifters.

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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Convertible
  • 2dr Sedan
  • 4dr Sedan
  • 2dr Sport Coupe
  • 4dr Sport Sedan
  • Engine Types
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/220hp 4bbl
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/283hp FI
  • 8-cyl. 265cid/162hp 2bbl
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/270hp 2x4bbl
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/250hp FI
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/185hp 2bbl
  • 6-cyl. 235cid/140hp 1bbl
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/245hp 4bbl
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 2364 lbs.
  • Length: 200 in.
  • Wheel Base: 115 in.
  • Number Produced
  • 62,751

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