If there is a quintessential muscle car that typifies 1950s America, it is the 1957 Chevy Bel-Air. Amazingly, this automobile still turns heads and inspires imagination whenever it is seen. But even more than stirring our minds, it palpates our heart and soul, causing us to long for the days when America was at her pique and her glory would seem to last forever. To capture the essence of this iconic automobile while freeing it to run with the performance cars of today, BKPE created the 1957 Bel Air Estate-Stage I. With the look of the original on the inside and out and premium muscle car running gear, this is the investment-grade Bel Air of your dreams.

We invite our clients to review these specifications and available options and then click on Pricing Information to obtain information on how to order your own Estate.

Please note that this vehicle is under development and these specifications may change without advanced notice.


Body Type

Two Door Sedan, Hardtop or Convertible
Real-Deal Steel
New with Concourse Body Work and Paint
BKPE 12 Month/12,000 Mile Bumper-to-Bumper, Limited Warranty




GM 6.2 LS3 EFI V-8 Engine – 500hp
GM ECU, MAF and Harness (Performance Optimized)
GM Drive-By-Wire Throttle Body
GM Accessory Drive
SLP Underdrive Pulley
Spectre Performance Single-Feed Cold Air Intake
Moroso Oil Pan & High Volume Pump and Pickup
Powermaster Performance Starter

Nitrous Oxide

NOS 125hp Computer Controlled Nitrous Oxide Injection System*

Cooling System

Be Cool Aluminum Radiator
Be Cool Dual Electric Fans and Aluminum Overflow Canister
Street and Performance 160 Degree Thermostat
B&M Oil Cooler with Red Horse Fittings and Stainless Steel Hard Lines

Fuel Delivery

Original-Style Fuel Tank Set-Up for EFI & In-Tank Pump
Aeromotive A1000 Fuel Pressure Regulator and In-Line Fuel Filters
Custom Stainless Steel Lines with Red Horse Fittings
Unique Stealth Routing of Fuel Lines for Minimum Visibility
G5 Camaro Engine Cover


Headman Headers Muscle Rod Headers with 3” Collectors
Stainless Steel 3” True-Dual Exhaust System with X-Pipe
Magnaflow Mufflers

Electrical System

American Autowire Classic Update Wiring Harness
Unique Stealth Routing of Harness for Minimum Visibility
Optima Red Top Battery (Engine Compartment Mounted)
Wiring Junction Block


American Powertrain TKO 5-Speed Manual Transmission
American Powertrain Mechanically-Actuated Clutch
Modified Original-Style Column Shifter
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Mount

GM 4L70E Supermatic 4-Speed Automatic Transmission*
    Brand New GM 4L70E Supermatic 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
    Street and Performance Harness and TCU (Performance Optimized)
    GM Stall Converter
    Modified Original-Style Column Shifter
    Energy Suspension Polyurethane Mount
    LED Shifter Lighting

Front Suspension

Hot Rod Jim’s Stage 2 1957 Chevy Chassis (Powdercoated)
Chevrolet C4 Corvette Front Independent Front Suspension
Chevrolet C4 Corvette Steering System with Type 2 Power Assist
QA1 Coil-Over Shocks

Rear Suspension

Chevrolet C4 Corvette Independent Rear Suspension
QA1 Coil Over Shocks

Optional Suspension

Enhanced Suspension System*
    Front 30mm/Rear 19mm Anti-Sway Bars
    Polyurethane Bushings
    Chromalloy Teflon-Coated End Links
    Adjustable 4-Link Rear Suspension
    QA1 Dual Adjustable Shocks
    Eibach Super Sport Springs


The Driveshaft Shop Balanced Steel Driveshaft

Rear Axle

Chevrolet C4 Corvette/Dana 36 Center Section
Chevrolet C4 Corvette Axles and U-Joints
Chevrolet C4 Corvette Positraction Unit
3.70 to 1 Rear Axle Ratio


SSBC 9” Booster with Polished Master Cylinder
Wilwood Dynalite 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    Wilwood 12” SRP Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (F/R)
    Wilwood 4-Piston Calipers (F/R)
Original-Style E-Brake with Wilwood Cables
Custom-Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Unique Stealth Routing of Lines for Minimum Visibility

Wheels and Tires

Front: Original-Style 17”x8” Steel Wheels
  Original-Style Chevy Bel-Air Hubcaps
Original-Style Chevy Bel-Air Spinners
BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 (245/50ZR-16) Tires
Rear: Original-Style 17”x9” Steel Wheels
  Original-Style Chevy Bel-Air Hubcaps
Original-Style Chevy Bel-Air Spinners
BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 (255/50ZR-16) Tires

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Original-Style 1957 Chevy Bel Air Standard Interior
Two-Tone Seat Covers on Front and Rear Seats
Lloyd Floor Mats with Custom “E-S-T-A-T-E” Embroidery
Chrome Sill Plates
Accelerator Cover*


Original-Style 120 MPH Speedometer
Original-Style Fuel Level Gauge
Original-Style Engine Temperature Gauge
Original-Style Switches
LED Lighting, Including Parking Brake Light
Electric Clock with Quartz Movement*


Original-Style 1957 Chevy Bel Air Steering Column
Original-Style 1957 Chevy Bel Air Steering Wheel
Column Shift

Air Conditioning

Vintage Air GEN IV HVAC System with Original-Style Controls
Billet Aluminum Bulkhead Located Under Right Fender
BKPE Custom HVAC Evaporator Bracket
Custom A/C and Heater Core Lines
GM A/C Compressor
Original-Style Vents

Convenience Equipment

Pacific Western Design 2-Speed Hidden Wiper System Mounted in the Cowl
LED Auxiliary Lighting
    Courtesy Lights
    Dome Light
    Glove Box Light
    Trunk Light
    Under-the-Hood Light
Dynamat Sound and Heat Control Insulation
Original-Style Rear View Mirror
Original-Style Visor Vanity Mirrors (L&R)
Windshield Wipers (Push Button)
Electric-Life Power Windows*
Traffic Light Viewer*
Heated Front Seats*
Cigarette Lighter*
Tissue Dispenser*
Power Position Front Seats*


All Factory Colors

Safety Equipment

Original-Style 1957 Chevy Bel Air Safety Equipment
Original-Style Front Lap and Shoulder Seat Belts

Entertainment System

Radio Delete

Original-Style Wonderbar AM/FM Stereo Radio System*
    Antique Automobile Radio AM/FM/MP3 Stereo
    Kenwood Dash-Mounted and Under Dash Speakers
    Original-Style Front Fender-Mounted Antenna
Original-Style Dual Rear Fender-Mounted Manual Antennas**
Original-Style Rear Fender-Mounted Electric Antenna**
Rear Seat Speaker**

Sony Xplode Hidden Entertainment System*
    Sony Xplode CDX-GT660UP Head Unit
    Sony Xplode XS-GS6920 6x9 3-Way Speakers (2x)
    Sony Xplode XS-GS1720 2-Way Speakers (2x)
    Sony Xplode XS-GS80L 8” Subwoofer
    Sony Xplode XM-GTR2202 Amplifier
    Autoloc Hidden Antenna


Body Color Paint and Vinyl Mat

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Original-Style 1957 Chevy Bel Air Exterior
License Plate Frames (F&R)
Lower Trunk Lid Moulding
Body Sill Moulding
Front Bumper Cushions*
Front and Rear Bumper Guards*
Door Edge Guards*
Door Handle Shields*
Radiator Insect Screen*
Continental Wheel Carrier*


All Factory Colors

Safety Equipment

Driver and Passenger Side-View Mirrors
Stealth LED Third Brake Light Hidden in the Rear Panel
Back-Up Lights
Tinted Windshield
Outside Sun Visor*
Locking Gas Cap*
Tinted Widows*


Painted Steel Top
Power Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window*


HID Xenon Headlights
Original-Style Parking/Turn Signal Lights with LED Bulbs
Original-Style Tail Lights with LED Bulbs
Original-Style Back-Up Lights with LED Bulbs
Original-Style License Plate Light with LED Bulb

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*    Denotes Optional Equipment
**  Denotes Optional Equipment Available with the Wonderbar Radio System

Because we are a custom design/build shop, we allow our customers to customize their Bel Air Estate-Stage I to make it as unique as they are. Thus, should you want us to design an Estate-Stage I to fit your vision of the ultimate vehicle, simply go to our Price Information page and tell us what you want or call our customer service department at 1-888-969-BKPE (2573).
Please note that these specifications are subject to change without notice. BKPE assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from our changing vehicle specifications.