Vehicle: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 210
Work Completed: Full respray from light blue to Ferrari Yellow with white roof; new carburettor and air filter unit, new front and rear bumpers, new front grille, new exterior chrome trim such as bonnet rockets, front Chevrolet badge and V trim, new headlamp surrounds, new door handles, new windscreen wipers, new door mirrors, new side trim, new rear fins and a new rear badge, new chrome horn ring, dashboard and steering wheel repainted, new headlining, new interior B pillars, original vinyl seats and carpet cleaned, new door cards, armrests, chrome window winders and chrome door handles, new rearview mirror, new instrument binnacle, original steel wheels were replaced with chrome units with new tyres.
Notes: Original barn find purchased in Sarasota, Florida. Restoration price includes £2,155 import tax & shipping and £1000 travel expenses. Carburettor caught fire shortly after purchase. This car is more correctly a 210 model (the middle trim range) with Bel Air (top trim range) quarter panel trim. It does not carry the front fender chevrons or extended rear fin trim of a true Bel Air. Since appearing on the show, the car has been fitted with the fender chevrons and rear fin trim.