Because of its iconic nature and easy tuneability, the 1957 Chevy was modified from the day it was produced. However, a tell-tale sign of Harley Earl's timeless design is that few people chose to heavily modify the bodywork, instead concentrating on making the car go, stop and corner better. This car retains the original chassis, albeit restored, but has new suspension arms and 2-inch (51mm) drop spindles, as well as lowering springs to get the nose down. Custom semi-elliptical leaf springs drop the rear to match while lowering the center of gravity to aid handling. Powering the car is still the job of a small-block Chevy, though it's heavily modified with a B&M Roots-type supercharger. To help put the power down, a narrowed 9-inch (228mm) Ford axle with Posi-traction limited-slip differential sits at the rear, along with 13-inch (330mm) wide Mickey Thompson street/strip tyres.
Chevrolet Bel Air Modified Specifications
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