The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP109
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Offered Without Reserve

Auctioned on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sold at $74,800

  • Engine Displacement: 283
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Exterior Color: Dusty Rose
  • Interior Color: White

CCP auctions is proud to have been chosen to offer this wonderful ’57 Bel Air Convertible which is being sold by a private individual from Saskatchewan. This outstanding automobile is one of the Rarest, Most Desirable and Full Numbers Matching Documented Canadian Icon Cars that were ever built. It was restored by a well-known restoration shop in Ontario at a cost of almost $200,000 (receipts go with the car) and subsequently made it’s way out west where it has since resided with the present owner. The new owner will be supplied with a large binder full of extensive documentation including restoration receipts, original General Motors paperwork authenticating the car, owner history, some black & white photos dating way back, general receipts and restoration photos. In 1957, Canadian-built Chevs differed somewhat from their U.S counterparts and these differences are clearly evident on this example. For instance, ALL Canadian-built cars had one-piece front bumpers and had a different serial number system and option codes than the U.S versions. The Canadian cars also were refinished in enamel paint as opposed to the lacquer applied to the U.S. cars and as a result, the colour names were also different. 1957 was the first year for Canadian enamels. What makes this example even more desirable is the fact that it is highly optioned including power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, power top, Wonderbar radio, spinner wheel covers, dual rear mounted antennas, continental kit, and wide whitewall tires. The car was sold new in Vancouver B.C., ended up selling in 1964 to a gentleman in Saskatchewan, and records indicate that the car remained in the hands of Saskatchewan owners since then. During its life in Saskatchewan, the car was refinished in blue, and then red, until it was returned to its original shade of Dusky Rose Metallic during its most recent restoration. Very seldom is such a rare and desirable Fifties convertible offered for sale with such extensive documentation and history, and the best part of all, it will be sold to the highest bidder at . . . NO RESERVE !!