A 1957 Corvette is one of the most desirable early Corvettes produced and for good reason as it was the first year that Chevrolet reached the magical “one horsepower per cubic inch” with its new fuel-injected 283/283 V8. It was also the year that the 4-speed manual transmission was offered.
When we first saw this barn-find 1957 Corvette gasser on Craigslist, we are sure some of you would be salivating to restore it back to its standard configuration. The current seller though says this is not a “return-to-stock- restoration project” so if you have a thing for Corvette drag cars, keep on reading!
The good news for this project car is that it comes with a lot of new parts according to the listing. Included is a new roll bar, Jegs 350 short block, new aluminum heads, new Big Mutha Thumpr cam and lifters, new gear drive, new sfi balancer, new alum timing cover, even the finned valve covers are brand new.
The seller is even offering choices of a freshly polished dual quad tunnel ram or freshly polished single quad tunnel ram. Other items listed with this 1957 Corvette include a Doug Nash 5 speed, scatter shield, brand new ignition system complete, low back bucket seats, fuel cell, strange s/t series rear end, 4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes, massive 515 s/c rear tires, brand new set of wheel tubs and a bunch more. Even a set of wheelie bars are included.
The 1957 Corvette Gasser is offered for $30,000 and the seller states that the car has a clean California title and registration. The car is located southeast of LA in Menifee, CA.
The seller is open to trades and would consider a C7 Corvette, a C6 Corvette and some cash, or a Chevy truck. He says make an offer as the worst that would happen is that he says no.