A big bold full width grille, redesigned head lights, new side trim, and rear fenders with prominent horizontal fins, all combined to create one of the most attractive auto packages of the fifties - the 1957 Chevy. An excellent selection of engines for the '57 included the 140 hp. 6-cylinder, the 265 - 162 hp. V-8 and the new 283 cubic inch V-8 which offered six different horsepower levels: 185, 220, 245, 250, 270, and 283 hp. The big news for 1957 was Chevy's fuel-injected 283 V-8 which developed 283 hp., and for the first time in automotive history, achieved one horsepower for each cubic inch. Chevy's new 283 engine was soon to become famous on both the dragstrip and the street, and remained in the line for eleven model years.
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