Chevrolet Bellair 210 1957 Model
Chevrolet Bellair 210 1957 Model
The Chevrolet Two-Ten, or 210 was the midrange model of the Chevrolet car from 1953 to 1957.
When the Two-Ten series was introduced for the 1953 model year It was actually the best-selling Chevrolet model during 1953 and 54, offering a balance of style and luxury. New for 1957 was the optional 283 cu in (4.6 L) small-block V8 engine. There were three versions of this engine with conventional carburettors, as well as a fuel injected option.
Without question, the 1957 Chevy is one of America's most iconic images.
All 1957 210s were closed models.
Today, the Bel Air series of Chevrolets from 1953 to 1957 are far and away the most desirable models for collectors.
The 210 looks like a junior Bel Air. They are fitted with most of the same exterior trim pieces, albeit without that dazzling anodized-aluminium side panel on the rear quarter panel that's the Bel Air's real calling card. Nor does the 210 have the three gold chevrons on the leading edge of the front fender or the gold emblem on the hood, the more intricate full-face wheel covers.
The 210, which bridged the gap between the 150 and the luxurious Bel Air was available in four-door sedan and hardtop variants. Two-Ten models had a few more appointments as standard equipment, including a horn ring with the model name emblazoned in its centre, and options here included power windows and a power seat.
Replacement parts for the 1957 150/210 models are among the growing list of cars for which parts are plentiful. Quite honestly, it's fair to say that literally every part has been replicated, or is in the process of being tooled, from cylinders to boot floors and everything in between--even complete Bel Air convertible bodies are available.
The 1955-1957s were made in right-hand drive and shipped from Oshawa, Canada, for local assembly in Australia (CKD), New Zealand (SKD), and South Africa. All three model years had a reversed version of the '55 LHD dashboard and did not get the LHD models' 1957 redesign. All 1957 210s were closed models.
As is always the case with collector cars, the top level-trimmed models more often than not command top money, which stands to reason.
But if it's a '57 Chevy you want because you just love that look and really don't care about which engine is under the hood or which trim pieces adorn the body, then consider buying a 210. You'll get everything the fancier Bel Air has, including that same attractive body, but for less money. Go for a four-door sedan instead of the hardtop, and you'll spend even less
Our car is a 1957 210 sedan finished in the pleasing colour combination.
All side trim and all rubbers are new. All body fasteners new and cadmium plated.
Full leather interior. The brakes have been upgraded to discs. The car has been fitted with a mild cam for some extra horse power. The suspensions has been upgraded using El Camino suspension. Mechanically she is 100 % sound and near perfect.
This is a driver quality car and is a fantastic driver that one can trust. A great way to get hold of one of these Iconic Shapes.
10 years down the line, when Bel Air hardtops become unattainable for most, it will be the 210 sedans that everyone will be looking to buy. So if you don't need the fancy gold trim and upscale nameplate, why pay more for less?
There is a complete restoration history with pictures that will accompany the sale of the car.The car has done maybe 100km since completion.
Transmission type: Automatic
Vehicle colour: Maroon
Interior colour: White Genuine Leather
Number of doors: Four Doors
Driver side: Right Hand Side
Motor size (CC): 327cc V8
Owner's Manual: No
Restoration History: Yes