Meet Grace Braeger of West Bend, Wisconsin. In 1957, she traded in her old car and paid $2,250 for a then-new 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air. And it’s been her only car since. Not only is this classic running, but it’s in pristine condition!
Grace loves the car’s bench seat, but that’s just one of many features that classic car enthusiasts love about the iconic Bel Air. The 1957 Chevy Bel Air has a 4.6-liter GM Chevrolet small block V8 fuel-injected engine. It produces a max of 247 hp at 5,000 rpm and has a torque of 305 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm. The transmission is a 3-speed manual.
Grace is happy with her decision not to replace her ’57 Chevy, which only has 116,000 miles on it. And for good reason! Currently, hagerty.com lists a similar model at $28,700 in “good” condition.
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