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Let’s go back in time to October 1956 when this Belair was built in Baltimore Maryland.
The Baltimore plant was closed early that month for a tooling changeover for the 1957 model year. The engine for this car (#F1006FD) was assembled in Flint Michigan on October 6th, 1956 and was shipped to Baltimore where this car was assembled on October 29th. The FD designation in the engine number denotes a 2 four barrel engineSlideshow image mated to a powerglide transmission. Chevrolet built 1,561,655 cars for 1957 and convertibles totaled 48,068 cars or 3.08% of all cars produced. It was the first year for the 283 cubic inch engine, fuel injection and a turbo glide transmission. Records indicate that 1503 fuel injected cars were built in 1957 but there are no specific records indicating how many two four cars were built. Estimates are that some 1500 cars were built with the 2 four barrel setup and about 10 percent, or 150 cars currently survive. This is a numbers matching car that underwent a frame off restoration in 1992 and was awarded 964 out of a possible 1000 points by Classic Chevy Club International on July 10, 1993 in Columbus Ohio. The odometer reflects the true mileage on this car since the restoration.