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by Bill Braun

Staff Writer

on August 4, 2014
The '57 Chevy isn't just an example of classic beauty: it's the definition of it. We install a world class audio system to complement a truly museum quality ride.

Location:  Pacific Stereo in Riverside, CA

Just say 2 words to get a classic car lover drooling: 57 Chevy.  Many consider this Chevy to be a piece of rolling art, and with a 289 horsepower V8, all this baby needed was some new tunes before it got back on the show circuit.

With a desire to keep a factory look, the radio was hidden in the factory glove box.  We installed an Alpine CDE-HD148BT receiver, and added an Alpine RUE-M1RF wireless RF remote.  The combination allows the user to change volume, source and power from as far as 100 feet away, and fits in the palm of your hand.

For the front, a set of Focal 165KRX 2 component speakers were installed in special kick panels. These panels were made to deliver lots of detail, but stay out of the way of the passengers feet. In the back seat a set of Focal 100 KRS components were custom mounted to the back of the armrest, then the leather was perforated to keep the sound clean in a understated theme.

To power the sound, a JL Audio XD400/4v2 amplifier was hidden under the front seat.  This 4 channel amplifier delivers 75 watts to each set of speakers, which is more than enough power to make the system sing – even with the top down.

Keep the system stealthy lets the car stand on it's own merits.  With a completely original paint job and a reputation that only a true ‘57 Chevy can carry, this car can be summed up in a single word:  class.

System price:  $3,000

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