57 Chevy Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Chevrolet trivia quiz with answers about the classic 57 Chevy

 

57 Chevy Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is a 57 Chevy?
A: The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by Chevrolet in September 1956 for the 1957 model year.

It was available in what three series models?
A: The upscale Bel Air, the mid-range Two-Ten, and the One-Fifty.

A two-door station wagon, the Nomad, was produced as a what?
A: A Bel Air model.

An upscale trim option called the Delray was available for what models?
A: Two-Ten 2-door sedans.

These vehicles are often restored to what?
A: Their original condition and sometimes modified.

The car's image has been frequently used in what?
A: Toys, graphics, music, movies, and television.

The '57 Chevy, as it is often known, is an auto what?
A: Icon.

 
Initially, what did General Motors executives want for 1957?
A: An entirely new car.

But what necessitated the 1955–56 design for one more year?
A: Production delays.

Ed Cole, chief engineer for Chevrolet, dictated a series of changes that did what?
A: Significantly increased the cost of the car.

These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to where?
A: The headlight pods, which resulted in the distinctive chrome headlight that helped make the '57 Chevrolet a classic.

Fourteen-inch wheels replaced the fifteen-inch wheels from previous years to give the car what?
A: A lower stance, and a wide grille was used to give the car a wider look from the front.

The now famous '57 Chevrolet tailfins were designed to duplicate what?
A: The wide look in the rear.

The 1957 Chevrolets did not have an oil pressure gauge or a what?
A: A voltmeter.

 
What was the base engine?
A: An inline 6-cylinder called the Blue Flame Six.

The engine was smoother running than the what?
A: The V-8.

Carburetion came from a what?
A: A single one-barrel carburetor.

The 1955 model year Chevrolet introduced its now-famous small-block V-8 — the first V-8 available in a Chevrolet since when?
A: 1918.

It has a displacement of how much?
A: 265 cu in (4,340 cc).

Prior to 1955, Chevrolet offered only what engine?
A: A 235 cu in (3,850 cc) displacement in-line 6-cylinder engine.

The 1955 model, like its engine, was what?
A: All new.

 
The "shoebox" design was so named because it was the first Chevrolet to feature what?
A: Streamlined rear fenders.

The lightweight car, coupled with a powerful overhead valve V-8, became a showroom draw, but also thrust the company into the arena of what?
A: Competitive motorsports.

1955 Chevrolets went on to dominate what?
A: Drag racing.

In 1956, the design was lengthened somewhat in front and given a more squarish treatment; under the hood, engine power increased and a “what,” was available for the first time in a full-size passenger car?
A: Chevrolet Corvette engine.

The V-shaped trim on the tail fins was filled with what?
A: A ribbed aluminum insert exclusive to the Bel Air.

The fuel-injected engine represented the first time that an internal combustion gasoline engine in a passenger car reached what?
A: An advertised one horsepower for each cubic inch benchmark.

In NASCAR racing the 283 with its increased horsepower gave the '57 a dramatic advantage over what?
A: The smaller 265 V8 the '55 and '56 had.

 
NASCAR held the competition, especially the '55–'57 Chevrolet to a “what”because of all the races the '57s were winning?
A: Cubic inch restriction.

This restriction stayed with the '55–'57 until they were what?
A: Grandfathered out of the lower NASCAR divisions in the 1970s as the '57 was still beating virtually all in their class.

Unlike most competitors, the Chevrolet 4-door hardtop featured a what?
A: A reinforced rear roof structure that gave the car added rigidity and a unique appearance in silhouette.

The 1957 Chevrolet was called by some a what?
A: A "Baby Cadillac", because of many similar styling cues to Cadillacs of the time.

V8-optioned cars got a what?
A: A large gold "V" under the Chevrolet script on the hood and trunk lid.

The 2-door Bel Air Nomad station wagon had its own distinctive styling, mainly in the what?
A: The roof line and rear deck.

For 1957 there were what four standard engine options?
A: A 235.5 cu in (3,859 cc) inline 6-cylinder producing 140 hp (104 kW), a 265 cu in (4,340 cc) V8 "Turbo-Fire" producing 162 hp (121 kW), and two 283 cu in (4,640 cc) V8s: a "Turbo-Fire" twin-barrel carburetor producing 185 hp (138 kW) and a "Super "Turbo-Fire" four-barrel carburetor developing 220 hp (164 kW).

 
Another optional engine was offered with what?
A: Two four barrel carburetors, the legendary "Duntov" cam and solid lifters.

This engine produced how much hp?
A: 270 hp.

1957 was the first year that Chevrolet ever offered what?
A: Fuel injection as an option.

A 283 cu in (4,640 cc) engine fitted with solid lifters, the "Duntov" cam and fuel injection was rated at how much hp?
A: 283 hp (211 kW) and cost $500.

This was the first time in history that a General Motors vehicle achieved 1-hp-per-cu-in in a what?
A: A production vehicle.

Fuel injection continued as an option throughout what period?
A: The early 1960s.

However, most mechanics of the time didn't have the experience to keep the units what?
A: Running properly.

 
This prompted most buyers to opt for what?
A: Conventional carburetion.

In a 1957 survey of owners, Popular Mechanics reported that 16.9% of owners complained about the fuel economy, while 34.4% wanted what?
A: Fuel injection.

There were many options available, most of which were designed to make the car what?
A: More comfortable and luxurious.

Air conditioning was offered though rarely what?
A: Ordered, as was a padded dash.

Power steering and power brakes were available, as well as a what?
A: A signal-seeking AM radio and power antenna.

A rear speaker could be purchased which required a separate what?
A: Volume knob to be installed in the dashboard, beside the radio — this rear speaker was touted as providing "surround" sound.

An "Autronic eye" was offered; it was a device that bolted onto the dashboard and sensed what?
A: The light from oncoming traffic, dimming the headlights automatically.

 
One unique option was an electronic shaver, connected to what?
A: The dashboard.

The '57 radio used tubes that required only 12 volts of plate voltage and a transistor for what?
A: The output stage.

This lowered the power drain on the battery to an insignificant amount when what?
A: When the engine was off.

Playing the radio with conventional tubes for extended periods occasionally did what?
A: Drained the battery to the extent that it could not start the car.

The clock was electrically what?
A: Self-wound and moving the hands to correct the time resulted in actually regulating the going rate.

After a few corrections, the clock was what?
A: Remarkably accurate.

In 1957, Chevrolet started to add safety features such as what?
A: Crash proof door locks, (first added in 1956), padded dash boards, safety-styled steering wheel with a recessed hub (though not as much as Ford's), seat belts (also first in 1956) and shoulder harnesses.

However, unlike Ford, Chevrolet did not what?
A: Promote these safety features heavily.

 
1957 was also Chevrolet's first offering of a what?
A: A turbine transmission, known as the Turboglide.

It was a design concept that Buick had developed with their what?
A: Dynaflow transmission.

However, due to a reliability reputation caused by its complexity, most automatic transmission buyers shunned the Turboglide in favor of what?
A: The two-speed Powerglide that had been offered since 1950.