1957 CHEVY BEL AIR TWO-DOOR CHARLES BAXLEY BEECH ISLAND, SC
STREETRODDER’s 2018 Top 100 list includes a whopping 20 Tri-Five Chevys, 10 of which were selected at the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals (of course). This patent-leather black ’57 Bel Air was one of our favorites from Beech Bend Raceway, but was also selected by event judges as the Tri
Five of the Year. Charles Baxley kept the exterior mods appropriately mild, saving the custom stuff for the rest of the car.
The car rides on an Art Morrison Enterprises front suspension and a four-link and coilovers in the rear suspending a Ford 9-inch. The 18- and 20-inch Knuckle five-spoke wheels are from Billet Specialites’ Vintage series. A modified Chevy LS2 engine is backed by a 4L60E transmission. The superclean, mega-red interior includes modern bucket seats, and a contemporary redesign of a classic ’55 dash, filled with Dakota Digital analog gauges and vents for the Vintage Air A/C system.