Aluminum side spears optional

From: Daven Anderson
Email: l96lfury@springmail.com
Date: September 23, 2001


The majority of the dozens of '57 and '58 Belvederes I've seen have had the aluminum side spears on them, and I wasn't even alive yet in 1957! The 'painted' ones I've seen have tended to be four door sedans. The only variation for the Belvederes that I've not seen in person is the 'base' trim, which is just the 'upper' molding. When the 'lower' molding was fitted it was always either painted with the two-tone's secondary color or fitted with the aluminum inserts. I've seen one '57 Belvedere 2-dr. HT that had upper & lower spears and was monotone, but it was repainted. That car had alum. inserts originally,but two were missing so the owner removed the rest of them.