Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Al’s 57 Chev for Sale

57 Chev for Sale

Price: $64,000 (Australian Dollars) NOW SOLD

My good mate Alan is selling his 57 Chev Bel Air Sports Coupe. The car is a very tidy example of the popular 2 door coupes, and has been updated to be a daily driver with comforts including power steering and 4 speed auto (Turbo 700).

He recently purchased a very nice 57 Nomad which means now the coupe has to go.

Alan is pretty handy with the tools and has down a lot of tidying up and improvements to the car to make it a reliable and safe cruiser. The car is driven regularly and fully road registered.

Driveline Specs
350 engine with 4 bolt mains, reckon putting out about 350hp at the flywheel
Edelbrock RPM Hi Rise Manifold and carby
Block huggers with twin exhaust
Re-built Turbo 700
Diff is a 10 bolt salisbury

Original Bel Air interior. New seat trim kit put in.
2 speed wiper motor conversion concealed under dashboard
Speedo converted to klm’s
Original Bel Air steering wheel reduced to 14inch diameter
Lokar pedals
Central locking and Alarm with immobiliser

Paint: Matador Red
Wheels: 15*7 front. 15*8 rear
Rubber: BF Goodrich white walls 215 front, 255 rear

Suspension and Steering
2 inch drop spindles with Pedders Sports shockers
Front end sway bar
Power Steering – new 605 box

Front discs, Rear Drums
Polished booster and master cylinder

Other bits
110 litre stainless steel fuel tank
Space saver spare under boot floor


Third brake light, 3 point retractable seatbelts for 5 people, middle front is lap sash.
Indicator lights have been moved to reverse light position (originally the brake lights were the indicators)

Price: $64,000 (Australian Dollars) NOW SOLD

A real blog for me!

I first started the Classic Garage website in early 2002 to document the restoration of a old Vespa I bought. I also had a HT Premier at the time that I’d owned for about 10 years which I’d also done a lot of work to. Not many blogs were around at this time, especially about classic cars.

I haven’t updated for a while for a couple of reasons – running a business, young kids, hassle of updating because the software I was using. The site was originally handcoded in HTML/CSS but I switched over to City Desk a year or two later as I’m an avid reader of Joel on Software since about 2001. I also switched to a Mac about 1.5 years ago so running City Desk on Windows was a pain, hence the infrequent updates.

Well here’s to a new start using WordPress, some new articles on the Chev and me ranting about other things that I’m into.