The Cheapest ’57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible — $5K Build Cost Breakdown

1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
The Cheapest 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
 

Dan from YouTube channel DD Speed Shop breaks down the build cost of his most recent 4-door to 2-door conversion project — a 1957 Bel Air convertible built from a 4-door hardtop parts car for only $5,000.

Well, in reality, it’s a “convertible”…

For most people, a REAL Tri-5 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is simply too expensive to own. A rough ’55, ’56, or ’57 start in the neighborhood of $20K, and if you’ve looked, you know it goes up wildly from there.

Dan has become quite adept at the Chevrolet Tri-5 4-door to 2-door conversion, but this time he adds the challenge and feature of an open-top, building a mock convertible Chevy Bel Air.

Dan breaks down the build cost on what he likes to call “the world’s cheapest 1957 Chevy ragtop”…