The 1957 Chevy truck was the first Chevy to be equipped with four wheel drive. Other manufactures had introduced four wheel drive a few years earlier and Chevy needed to get in the game. They didn’t produce the parts for this feature themselves and instead contracted it out to NAPCO who was based in Minnesota. The 57 Chevy truck also featured a new grill design. The previous two years had what was know as the egg carton style grill. The 57 had an open mouth style grill that Chevy felt would make the truck look more unique and stand out from the other brands on the road. The body design was left mostly the same which allowed Chevy to easily produce lager quantities than they had in the past.
I found the above 1957 Chevy truck for sale on Craigslist in California. California seems to be a hotbed for restored classic trucks and is always a good place to start looking in you are in the market. Likewise Craigslist is probably the best to find a 57 Chevy pickup for sale. It’s also a nice tool when looking for 1957 Chevy truck parts which I guarantee you will need when you buy a truck this old. The one listed here was on sale for $10,800 and is pretty good condition. It runs and looks good but the seller did say that it still needs some work done.
The good news is that the interior looks to be complete. As far as we can tell from a picture anyway. It’s nice to the interior basically finished because it can be difficult to find original interior parts in good condition. Replicas can always be purchased or custom made but again, matching everything up and getting them to look right is not the easiest thing in the world. Combine that with the ever growing rarity of these trucks and that’s how you end up paying more than ten grand for a vehicle that is sixty years old.
Here we have a lifted 1957 Chevy pickup that was for sale on ebay. Now it’s pretty rare to see a 57 restored to decent condition, but it’s even more rare to see one that is lifted. Granted this one is only lifted to a reasonable degree. I’ve seen pictures of classic trucks turned into monster trucks. I like the look of a lifted 1957 Chevy truck. It’s a nice change from the more common rat rod restoration which lowers the truck.