1957 Chevrolet 210SOLD

1957 Chevrolet 210

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If you were to take a '57 Chevy and bring it up to date for safety and reliability, but leave the original character alone, you'd get something very much like this lovely Larkspur Blue 210. It's still got a small block V8 with a good old 4-barrel carburetor, those classic lines, and a stylish interior, but it's every so much more fast, comfortable, and safe than it was when it was new. And isn't that the whole point of a resto-mod? Larkspur Blue is a really underrated color, and it's perfectly appropriate on a '57 Chevy, making a great contrast with all the more common colors you see. With this resto-mod, it's the perfect way to keep a low profile and not attract attention, although an old car that looks this good will hardly be able to stay under the radar for long. They clearly took their time on this one, getting the old sheetmetal to fit just so before spraying any paint, and it really shows. The paint offers just the right shine and no modern metallic, so it looks right, and the single-color paint job helps the brightwork really stand out without distractions. Of note, this one wears those lovely Bel Air anodized inserts on the quarters, lots of polished stainless steel, and the bumpers have been recently re-chromed. The fully reupholstered interior is another great place where old and new live together happily. The original bench seats have been covered in comfortable, durable fabric in place of the original vinyl and '50s cloth, and the neutral look works quite well with the Larkspur Blue paint. More than a passing nod was paid to the original patterns, so it looks right, complete with handsome two-tone door panels. Bright Bel Air trim livens up the dashboard, and the wood-rimmed wheel adds a touch of natural warmth to the otherwise no-frills interior. A Jensen AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit lives in the original AM radio's location, but otherwise the builder was careful to preserve the intent of the GM engineers, so the car still feels quite vintage on the road. And in the trunk you'll find a reproduction rubber mat and full-sized spare tire. The small block V8 under the hood is still a 283 cubic inch unit, still dressed in Chevy Orange, and still a fantastic runner. But in the interest of keeping the car up to contemporary performance standards, it now wears an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake, as well as a snarky dual exhaust system with a nice mellow tone. A fresh power steering pump was just installed, and a dual reservoir master cylinder feeds a set of front disc brakes, which are a critical safety feature. A TH350 3-speed automatic replaces the PowerGlide, but still spins the original rear, so it cruises easily. And out back there's a fresh gas tank so you'll never worry about that again. Classic Torque Thrust wheels always look right, and wear 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials. A clean, functional, highly road-worthy '57 should be on everyone's wish list, and if you like to drive, this one is an outstanding choice. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 204941

as of 12/7/2012

Overview
Car 1957 Chevrolet 210
VIN A57N146963 
Mileage 82,653 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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