Every Thursday on our social media platforms, we highlight an auction from the automotive auction website BringATrailer.com. This month we are going to focus on the auction of a 1957 Chevrolet Suburban with a Supercharged 427Click To View The Auction →
This 1957 Suburban is far from its original state. It took over two years to build by the team over at the Roadster Shop. The sheet metal is all custom. The grill is custom made and the stock bumpers were reshaped, narrowed, and tucked in tight to the body. However, one of the biggest body modifications done was adding the rear side doors making it a true four-door suburban and if that was not enough, they made sure that they opened in a suicide fashion. It is also siting on a complete one-off frame that includes a Pro Trouring IFS front end courtesy of Detroit Speed. It also got a power plant up grade to a 427 LS7 topped with a Twin-Screw Kenne Bell supercharger put out a whopping 780 HP. It also has a completely custom interior featuring a Classic Instruments Gauge cluster.
Hagerty Insurance offers a free valuation tool on their website so we looked up this truck to see how it compared. We would classify this truck as a #2 (Excellent) condition. “Excellent” vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 (Consours) vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.”
Hagerty Estimate: $145,000
BROTHERS Estimate: $175,000
Bid To: $135,000 (not including 5% buyers fee)