1957 Dodge Custom Royal, Lancer, Coronet, Plymouth, Belvedere, Fury, Mopar, Fins

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Dodge
Model:Lancer
Year:1957
Type:Coupe
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Red & White
Mileage:75,025
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Red & Black
Engine:V8
Trim:2 Door Hardtop
Number of Cylinders:8
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Description

1957 Dodge Custom Royal
Seldom available to purchase anymore, here is a very rare, all original and unmolested 1957 Dodge Custom Royal 2 door hardtop with super rare factory installed air (AC) and power brakes (with booster). I believe that this is the model/trim level just under the even rarer D500 Dodge. This very solid and straight automobile has been in enclosed storage for many, many years awaiting refurbishing and/or a mild restoration (no need to go all out to make this car a nice driver). This is as close to a barn find as it comes.
Very solid and straight body showing only normal to very minor wear and blemishes (small scratches, small surface rust spots on the paint, etc.). No body damage except for the driver side fender, which shows some minor damage near the front edge by the headlight (small dent). I will include a replacement fender and side stainless steel trim piece that I had acquired some years ago which are in great shape. There is normal, slight/minimal rust here and there (mostly surface discoloration - nothing remotely bad at all, but a couple of areas do show minor pitting such as the floor and trunk pans, etc.). Also minor rust on the trunk lid edge. The frame looks good. The exterior paint is in good/fair condition and may not even need to be redone; a very good detail or buffing with compounds/waxes may produce quite a surprisingly good result. The car does not run, but rolls and steers fairly well. I do believe that the big V8 engine is a 325 Poly (260 HP); IT TURNS FREELY and should not need very much work at all. The windshield is cracked/has a small hole on the driver's side and will need to be replaced. The passenger side front window (flat glass) has a crack in it but is whole; the rest of the glass is in great/excellent condition. All the stainless steel trim is in good to very good condition (minor repair will be needed to fill and polish a couple of screw holes). Some of the DODGE scripts/letters are missing on the hood and trunk lid as seen in photos, but I will include spare letters/scripts for free so that you have two complete sets and some extras. Those are in fair condition. The bumpers are very solid, in nice condition and fairly straight; the rear one could be re-chromed at some time in the future. The hubcaps (original) are in extremely good condition and the lancer heads are super nice. The lancer spears and head emblems on the rear quarters are also in remarkable condition. Interior appears to be all original (front seat may have been recovered at some time); only partial restorative work may be needed. The seats are very solid and are damage free (the frame), but will need to be reupholstered, new carpet needs to be installed, and the headliner needs to be repaired/tuned up. All three of the original headliner panels will need to be reinstalled - they are in very good shape (they are now in the trunk). The door panels are in good to fair condition; the rear ones are still on while the front ones were taken off (see photos) - they are inside the trunk now. The instrument panel and dashboard are in pretty good condition and are complete, a good cleaning and buffing should work magic. Everything is there (door handles, window cranks, etc.).
The odometer shows only just over 75K (75,025 miles) from new, which are believed to be original based on the good/great overall condition of the car. Unbelievable!
This big fin '57 Dodge is in remarkable condition (by comparison with what is usually found/available) and is absolutely worthy of someone's time and attention. Although needed, the restorative work can be as minimal or as involved as the new owner will want. This rare and great original survivor and somewhat iconic automobile just needs a reasonable amount of effort combined with some TLC to bring back to its former glory.
This rare car is complete, unmolested, has the original drive train and rare factory options AND the engine turns freely! It is priced quite well (low) and the Buy It Now price is more than reasonable for this type of classic automobile in this condition.
Please call me with any questions at 303-941-1765. You are welcomed and encouraged to look at the car in person before bidding, but the photos should be quite helpful in assisting you to make a good decision. Bid with confidence - see my 100% positive feedback. More photos may be available upon request. Please note that the red tail light plastic lenses and the scripts have been placed inside the trunk in a box after the photos were taken to prevent any damage and/or loss. The extra parts shown on one photo are also in the trunk; most are extras/spares.
Thanks for your interest in my action! Happy and successful bidding!

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