Fulfilling Your Need for Speed with this Custom 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hot Rod
For classic car enthusiasts, few vehicles represent the golden era of American automobiles like the 1957 Chevrolet 150. With its iconic tailfins and sleek, sweeping lines, the ’57 Chevy captured the imagination of a generation and remains one of the most recognizable cars of all time. This beautifully restored and customized 1957 Chevrolet 150 hot rod combines vintage styling with modern performance, creating a head-turning ride that’s built for speed.
A Timeless, Iconic Exterior Styling
The exterior retains the classic 1957 Chevy aesthetics with subtle custom touches for added flair. The sleek body lines, prominent tailfins, and wraparound windshield pillars shout 1950s Americana. A smooth glossy candy apple red paint job gives it a deep wet shine that draws the eye. Custom billet wheels add a modern touch while maintaining the vintage vibe.
All chrome and stainless steel trim has been fully restored or replaced. The bumpers, door handles, side trim, and iconic Chevy hood ornament all shine brilliantly. New high-quality rubber seals ensure the doors open and close smoothly and keep the interior draft-free at highway speeds.
Race-Ready Chassis and Suspension from Dooley and Sons
The experts at Dooley and Sons stripped this 150 down to bare metal and installed their custom race-inspired tube frame chassis to significantly improve handling and structural rigidity. They also upgraded the front suspension to an independent setup with tubular A-arms, adjustable coilover shocks, and a sway bar for precise cornering and grip.
The solid rear axle features a 4-link suspension with Panhard bar and adjustable coilover shocks to plant the rear tires firmly on the asphalt. Wide low-profile performance tires provide the ample contact patch necessary to put the power to the pavement. Wilwood disc brakes all around supply the stopping power this hot rod needs.
Custom Interior with Modern Amenities
Inside, you’ll find a completely customized interior by Dooley and Sons using only the best materials. The leather upholstery features textured inserts and contrast stitching. Custom door panels and carpeting tie everything together for a cohesive and elegant look. A tilt steering column makes getting comfortable behind the wheel a cinch.
The original analog gauge cluster has been fully restored with crisp, clear lenses. A modern entertainment system provides Bluetooth connectivity and crisp audio through hidden speakers. Vintage Air climate control keeps the interior comfortable in any weather. The power windows and locks with remote keyless entry add everyday convenience.
Thunderous LS3 V8 Power and Blistering Speed
Popping the hood reveals where this ’57 Chevy really separates itself from the pack – a thundering 6.2-liter LS3 V8 pumping out 430 horsepower. The LS3 induction system gulps air for maximum power. Long tube headers expel spent gasses while adding torque. A custom stainless steel exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers provides an aggressive rumble.
A Tremec 6-speed manual transmission with a custom hydraulic clutch system puts the power to the ground. This modern powertrain combo allows this classic Chevy to hit 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds – far outperforming anything available in 1957. The overdrive 6th gear makes comfortable 75+ mph highway cruising possible.
Restored by the Experts at Dooley and Sons
The restoration and customization on this 1957 Chevy 150 were performed by the experts at Dooley and Sons, leaders in classic car restoration. Every component has been meticulously refurbished or upgraded using period correct parts and techniques. The quality and attention to detail are evident throughout – from the bodywork to chrome to interior. They have built this 150 into the ultimate high-performance classic hot rod.
This beautiful 1957 Chevrolet 150 is a rolling symbol of the 1950s while offering modern performance and comfort. With its race-bred chassis, thundering LS3 V8, and luxurious interior, this iconic hot rod provides the ultimate combination of vintage style and contemporary performance. Don’t miss your chance to own this fully-customized piece of automotive history.
Frequently Asked Questions
What engine does this 1957 Chevy have?
It has an LS3 6.2L V8 engine producing 430 horsepower, giving it incredible performance compared to original 1957 models.
What kind of transmission does it have?
The LS3 engine is mated to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission for precise gear changes.
How was the chassis and suspension upgraded?
It has a custom tube frame chassis by Dooley and Sons with an independent front suspension and 4-link rear for dramatically improved handling.
What modern features does the interior have?
The interior features power windows, power locks, tilt steering column, a modern entertainment system, and Vintage Air climate control.
Who did the restoration and customization work?
This 1957 Chevy 150 was restored and customized by Dooley and Sons, leaders in classic car restoration known for their quality workmanship.