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Love The Looks Of A ’57 Chevy But Want Utility? How About The Bel-Kota?

Love The Looks Of A ’57 Chevy But Want Utility? How About The Bel-Kota?

In 1957, if you wanted to go haul a bunch of lumber home in the back of your Chevrolet, nobody was going to stop you. I’m willing to bet that in 1967, you’d still be OK, since the Chevy was a ten-year-old used car at that point. Now, what about sixty years later? The 1957 Chevrolet, from it’s open grille front to it’s finned rear, is an American design icon. It is certainly not a utility vehicle to most people, and outside of camp chairs, coolers, and a little figurine of a dog pissing on the wheel…and maybe some tools…nothing should be hauled around in the back, according to the masses.

Now, we have found you a way to have your cake and eat it too, but like any deal that sounds too good to be true, there are some catches. One is that you will actually be driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab with a 3.9L V6. The other is that fans of 1957 Chevrolets will be following you around, ringing a bell and yelling “Shame!” everywhere you go. We do have to say that it’s put together better than you would normally expect for a science experiment like this, but the rest? Well…what do you think?

Craigslist Link: 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab blended with a 1957 Chevrolet

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17 thoughts on “Love The Looks Of A ’57 Chevy But Want Utility? How About The Bel-Kota?

  1. Weasel1

    I like it! Somebody took some time to do very good work. This hobby is all about doing it different because have a vision of our vehicle that can not be bought at the corner store. I am sure somebody complained when the 1st souped up deuce coupe showed up.

  2. keezling

    Having spent yesterday at a car show I can say that one less tri-five parked on a grass field is no great loss. Just how many of those things were built?

  3. Gary Smrtic

    Well that’s almost revenge for some of the otherwise great cars ruined by some nincompoop putting a chevy engine in them.
    Now if it weren’t for the fact that tri-five chevies are just so butt-ugly and boring…


    Wish they’d not have started with a 4×4 version, it just looks bizarre that high up. I can see this working if it was lower to the ground and rolling on something that looks a bit more period or maybe hot rod…

    Price is appropriate if not a bit low for how well it looks put together.

  5. Piston Pete

    I get the concept, might try something similar with the spear to emulate a 57 Nomad on the Fastro van, but using side wraps. This however, and some of it is the wheels, looks a lot like shit.

  6. DeezLBC

    This is so bad that Geordie hasn’t even commented yet. I can’t wait to read the essay he’s writing about this one.

  7. Geordie Hatin' Mad Chevy

    If we’re lucky that idiotstick Geordie choked on a Tim Tam while he was using his Commodore……..

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