The ’57 Bel Air is a true American icon and every time we find one parked in an old barn, it grabs our attention, no matter the condition. This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been parked in this old barn for the past 30 years and is in need of a complete restoration to get it back on the road. The car is located in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina and has been listed here on eBay.
This icon needs a comprehensive restoration inside and out. The interior hasn’t stood the test of time well and most of it will need to be replaced. The floors are suffering from some serious rust issues and while the seller claims they will just need patches, it looks like they will need to be replaced. Thankfully the hard to find parts are still with the car and everything else can be found easily.
Currently, there is a 283 cui V8 sitting in the engine bay, but the seller doesn’t state whether this is the original engine or not. Given the amount of rust, there is a good chance it is seized up. We would want to check to see if this is the matching numbers engine and if it turns before we put out any money. It appears this engine is the 245 hp four barrel and it is mounted to a three speed manual.
This icon is in need of serious attention, but we are sure there is someone out there that would love to take on this project. We can’t help but wonder what else is parked in this barn. Can anyone name the car parked in the background?