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

Interior
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

Exterior
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

Brakes
Front discs, Rear Drums
Polished booster and master cylinder

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

Safety

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.