1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected


This is a collector piece, for everyone building a private collection

1957 Corvette Fuel Injected Bloomington Gold Winner Rare Opportunity
Talk about rare opportunities, after 50 years - offered here today is a Barrett-Jackson quality Corvette without the 10% buyers premium. I am very pleased to offer this outstanding 1957 Numbers Matching, Bloomington Gold Certified, Rare Optioned, Unusually Colored, Corvette "Fuelie". VIN Number E57S104085.

This car has had 7 owners since new (fully documented) and was originally ordered from well known Chevy dealer Fred Gibb Chevy Inc. of La Harpe, IL. It had a sticker price $3967.32 and came with the following options:

RPO Description

5248 Copper / Beige
490G Beige trim
579B 283HP/283CI Fuel Inj Engine
419G Corvette hardtop
290B 670 x 15 4 ply white wall tires
470F Convert Top Beige
678 Positraction Rear Axle, 4.11:1

This car features:

- 97,739 Documented original miles
- Documented complete ownership history - 7 owners since new - available upon request
- Documented restoration with photos
- Documented Bloomington Gold Certification with judging sheets

This great Corvette was restored in 1996 and then won Bloomington Gold (certificate # 2513) the same year, meaning that it had been judged to be nearly perfect in its restoration, the best of the best. It is painted in a very rare and attractive Aztec Copper with Shorline Beige interior.

If you watched any of the Barrett Jackson auctions this year, you noticed that the softer/milder colored Corvettes are coming out of the closet and bringing big money. People are really appreciating the more mature and complex colors and not only settling for the blacks and reds. It should also be noted that the entire fuel injection system was rebuilt in 1990 (cost of $1318).

Like most cars ordered with "go-fast" options, the radio and heater were deleted from this Fuelie.

In 1957, there were 452 Aztec Copper Corvettes produced.
Only 263 of the 452 were radio and heater delete and only 107 were ordered with the 283CI/283HP motor. Truly a rare find.

Let's Talk Numbers

We all know how important #'s are with vintage Corvettes. See below:

* Engine block number F506EL (EL .. 283 ..283 ... Fl, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Trans)
* Block casting number 3731548
* Block build date, May of 1957
* Fuel injection number 7014520
* Distributor number 1110905
* Generator number 1102043

Some Comments

This is what Sports Car Market Magazine had to say about a '57 Fuelie that recently sold at auction:

A '57 Fuelie 'Vette is one of the hallmark cars of the 1950s, the work of Harley Earl, one of the most important automotive stylists of all time. The designs he spearheaded during this era had tremendous impact on our culture.

Its toothy chrome grille, wrap-around windshield, space-age interior, wonderfully sculptured round tail with twin exhaust pipes exiting out of the rear bumperettes, and those signature scalloped side coves are all wild elements, yet they come together perfectly.

Where is the Hardtop?

Unfortunately, after 50 years, the hardtop has gone missing. With some homework, replacement hardtops are not that hard to find.

Not a Garage Queen

Since the current owner purchased the car approx. 2 years ago, he has driven the car on only the nicest days. It has been sorted and needs nothing.

In Summary

If you cherish or collect Corvettes, you just can't get any better than a '57 Fuelie. Maybe a '53 or a '67 big block can compare but just maybe.

This car represents a truly iconic American muscle car. It has been expertly restored and has the gold to prove it. You will be proud to own, to drive or to show this great Corvette. No disappointments here!

We all watched '57 Fuelies and other significant Corvettes sell for big money at Barrett Jackson this year. Save the buyers premium and buy with confidence. This car clearly represents a great buying opportunity.

I invite and encourage any interested party to inspect this car in West Suburban Chicago (about 40 minutes from O'hare Airport) and determine for yourself that this car is truly in excellent condition. Seeing is really believing.

Contact Bryan At Custom Classics for more info, or to set up an appointment to see this 57 Corvette for your self.



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