Tiny 57 vette


Feb 2, 2014
Had to fix a few things on this 1957 vette. That creamy orange took 3 spray outs to get right still was a tad dark but it blended good. I have to say tho I don’t know how you could be comfy in it. It is tiny, so hard to get in, it was just awkward. Steering wheel was way to close also , like a Ferris wheel it’s so big. Driving, omg ido t think I’d do 70 in it, 45 was good for me. It’s a low mile survivor but I’d never buy it.


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Veteran Member
Sep 24, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pa.
They're nice to look at but that's about it. Reminds me of a bucket of bolts to drive. Huge steering wheel is way to close to seat. We just touched up a 58 survivor for a friend for auction. Amazing what they go for.


Veteran Member
Jan 4, 2011
Ontario, Canada
I've seen a few of these as drag race cars in stock and superstock classes where much of the interior is retained, when the roll cage is added it becomes extremely cramped ! I am 6'2" and cant imagine fitting into one, but I'd sure try.
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Lifetime Gold Member
Mar 13, 1999
Brighton, MI
I've never sat in a C1. So they're smaller on the inside than a C3? I find our C3 a bit tight, although taking off the t-tops makes it feel bigger.

cali cruzer

Veteran Member
Mar 24, 2002
Henderson/Las Vegas, NV
I've driven a 57 with the hardtop on. I agree. Totally cramped, huge steering wheel that is placed directly in front of you, and way too close.
At 6 ft. tall, I hate the driving position. Bent elbows holding that big ol' steering wheel, Hardtop cramping my neck and claustrophobic.
With the top off it gives the headroom but does nothing for everything else.