This 1957 Chevrolet 150 has a beautiful Black Widow presentation, a strong LT1 V8, and four-on-the-floor. But the best part is this cool performance iconic is available right now for such an obtainable price.
Chevrolet just wanted to offer a simple black and white, bare-bones utility sedan for those who needed basic transportation. But the way the option sheet was configured, some took advantage of the lightest of the '57s and added serious power. And the legend of the Black Widow was born. This '57 Chevy takes that history and turns it up a notch. It was given a full frame-off restoration, and during that time, it was given a professional application of PPG Hot Rod semi-gloss black. This matte finish amplifies this two-door's no-nonsense attitude that's continued with the dog dish hubcaps on steelies. But more than just the performance appearance, this has all your favorite elements of the Tri-Fives, like the iconic '57 Chevy grille, dual hood ornaments, pointed tail fins, and the '55 Bel Air style two-tone trim separation that was used for the 150-model this year.
Inside, the black and silver theme is correct for a 150 Utility Sedan. And the pattern for the cloth inserts on the seats and door panels is pure '50s cool. This one feels like a true racer with a clean dash, and the sports steering wheel that's giving you a clear view at all the gauges. This includes the upgraded readouts such as the auxiliary trio below the dash and the Don Garlits tach mounted on the steering column. It's not only a cool nod to have Big Daddy's tach on a car built for blacktop racing, but also it's a quite handy addition to go with the Hurst shifter.
Under the hood is an updated Chevrolet legend. It's a 350 cubic-inch solid lifter LT1 motor. The V8 was rebuilt during restoration, and so it looks fantastic with the fined valve covers, bright air topper, and bold orange block radiating from within the dark engine bay. This performance motor also has a four-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition, and a growling dual exhaust. Because this is a true racer, you get full control over it all thanks to the stout Borg-Warner Super T10 four-speed manual transmission. As you look over the undercarriage photos, you'll spot fresher components that are all product of the full restoration. It's all this solid investment that makes this Black Widow feel far from scary out on the road.
This is an accurate and upgraded tribute to the granddaddy of the muscle car. So when you can get something so iconic for such an obtainable price, you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call now!