Top 10 Classic Convertibles

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6) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible: Year: 1957

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible /Image © Wikimedia

The Bel Air, first produced by Chevy in 1950, evolved several times over the years and eventually took its place among America’s most popular cars of the time.

Chevy originally made the Bel Air as a hard top with two doors. In 1950 the car’s body was given a new shape to differentiate it from Chevy’s other cars in the class. For 1957 Chevy gave the car a whole new styling, in addition to interior changes and improvements under the hood.

The 1957 Bel Air’s 4.6 litre V8 engine with overhead valves employed a short stroke design to produce high compression and 283 hp. The design featured mechanical fuel injection instead of carburetors, and was decades ahead of its time.

The car was loved by owners for its decent acceleration, great handling and superior ride comfort. The 1957 Bel Air convertible became a true American icon. For many, it remains the most recognizable American automobile of all time.

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