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Old 07-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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here are a few more it is for sure a 57,i don't know yet what parts are missing or if they have some or all of the parts ,,Still checking,
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I'm drooling...

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Wonder what used to be mounted on the hood?
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Wonder what used to be mounted on the hood?
Looks like somebody was laying parts on the hood when painting them, and it left a pattern of the parts there.
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6 cyl hood......
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6 cyl hood......
Huh? How could you tell?

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Ahhhhh, the emblem, no "V". Maybe there are holes there for it that we can't see? Come on now, don't hex him, it's a Black widow that Dave's going to get for a song and make $100K on it!

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496, I found this (you probably already know this information, but just in case), not sure how accurate it is but......

"In 1957, a full race-ready version was also available, commonly known as the "Black Widow" for its black-and-white paint color. It was equipped with 4-wheel heavy-duty brakes, 6-lug wheels and dual shock absorbers."

Seems like the 6 lug wheels would be an easy identification tool?


Also found an article of a 57 150 utility

1957 Chevy 150 Rear Deck Photo 6

Not sure if any of that will help, just a few things I ran across.

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I don't know how I would handle looking at that 57 and glancing down to see 6 lug wheels. I think I would hyperventilate!




Brian, that's me excited.
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Yea they were built in Atlanta ga assembly plant ( Doraville ) I know they had 6 lug wheels and hubs from a pick up on front and complete rear from a truck a larger tank also a heater delete and radio delete ,which this seems to have both ,could have been installed later,,i did that to a 68 Camaro that came with out one ,,Dumb thing to do <<they were other differences yhe first were fuel injected last were equipped with carbs,i have a copy of original photo at Atlanta plant they had several Blach a couple black and whito I,1 red and 1 yellow ,probably special orders for some Big Name racer common belief all were black not correct they made drag race versions and circle track versions ,on the circle track cars the ones designed for dirt had 2 flu radiators and asphalt cars had 4 core radiators they thought the 2 core would not pack up as bad,,they did not ALL have factory roll cage as poplar belief the did have hood tie downs LOL a bungie cord that went from bumper to hood,,but after all these years lots could have been changed ,

a friend of mine has a unrestored original ,I little rough but Not one to restore ha also has a Nice CLONE ,he is going with me when I go try to buy it,
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http://www.57chevyblackwidow.com.facts.html
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Ahhhhh, the emblem, no "V". Maybe there are holes there for it that we can't see? Come on now, don't hex him, it's a Black widow that Dave's going to get for a song and make $100K on it!

Brian
On '57 Chevys with V8 the "Chevrolet" on the front was higher, so the V could mount below it. This car has the Chevrolet name too low to have allowed the V to mount, so most likely a 6 cyl. hood.
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If this car is the one I am thinking about it is indeed a Black Widow 57. The wife of the original owner had driven the car to KMart and had not noticed a light pole in the parking lot. They had to replace the bumper, grill, radiator and hood but could only find a good 6 cylinder hood in their price range. He later traded it for a brand new Chevette.

I remember he was really upset because he felt like the fact that it had the wrong hood should not have impacted the trade in value like it did.

The salesman bought the car for the 1600 trade in value and put the car up where it still sits today. Wrong hood and all.

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What a find if it turns out to be this rare model, and can be brought back!
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If this car is the one I am thinking about it is indeed a Black Widow 57. The wife of the original owner had driven the car to KMart and had not noticed a light pole in the parking lot. They had to replace the bumper, grill, radiator and hood but could only find a good 6 cylinder hood in their price range. He later traded it for a brand new Chevette.

I remember he was really upset because he felt like the fact that it had the wrong hood should not have impacted the trade in value like it did.

The salesman bought the car for the 1600 trade in value and put the car up where it still sits today. Wrong hood and all.

John
Thanks John ,I was quoted $1250 on this car but I cant see it until saturday im like a kid with a newtoy that I cant play with,
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