One of America’s favorite cars, often referred to simply as the ‘57 Chevy, was the upscale trim model of the Chevrolet line made by General Motors in 1957. The Bel Air made its debut in the Chevrolet lineup in 1950 as their first hardtop model. In the 1957 model year, the Chevrolet was offered in 3 trim levels. There were the base model 150 series and also a mid-range 210 series. The Bel Air series was the top-of-the-line luxury model with anodized gold trim on the grille and hood, fenders and the trunk.