213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
All Chevy's offerings from the mid-'50s were magical in their own right, but maybe because the year 1957 has been immortalized so much in song and in the movies, it seems to add just a little something extra - even though, interestingly enough, it was supposed to bring an entirely different design. This 1957 Chevrolet 210 Wagon is a fine representative of this pivotal final class of Chevys. In very solid mechanical condition and sporting some well-chosen upgrades, it would be equally suited for frequent driving in its present form or serving as a fresh canvas for any upgrades you might wish to add.
You don't see all that many 210s in wagon form and this one, with its straight alignment and overall vitality, is really a welcome sight. Its exterior was refreshed in white a while back, and it has a slight bit of pearl texture that becomes more distinct when exposed to the sunlight. Over the course of the restoration, a collection of new chrome trim was added, and both the front and back bumpers sit nice and level for a road-ready appearance. This is a very presentable car in its current form '57s do possess that magic, after all - and a little well-focused attention here and there, with none of it being a major undertaking, will really take things to a new level. Whether you decide to go that route or simply enjoy this classic as it is, you'll be working with a solid foundation, as the exterior alignment appears to be strong - have a look at the way that ornate trim running the lengths of the sides remains nice and level as it transitions from fender to door to quarter panel, where it fans out toward the tail lights.
There's a very comfortable, suitably vintage interior waiting inside. As you climb in, you'll encounter plushly padded bench seating in front and back that features rich brown vinyl with cloth accents and it looks great over the dark carpeting below. Owing to this 210's generous proportions, there's plenty of real estate separating the rows of seating, so your backseat passengers will definitely ride in comfort. The aftermarket woodgrain GT Grant steering wheel looks great on its column, while just beyond it, the dash area is in solid shape - it sports an array of clear, functional gauges in its instrument cluster and will just need a little touching up here and there to be in top form. There's an AM/FM/cassette stereo at its center to attend to your audio needs.
You'll want to give this vintage Chevy even stronger consideration if getting out on the asphalt with no delay is a priority. This is a smooth running car - it fires right up and pulls strongly via a 283 cubic inch V8 that's been equipped with an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carb, as well as a mild street cam to amp up its output and add a subtle, pleasing lope without causing any vacuum disruption. Behind it is a period correct 2-speed automatic transmission that's shifting smoothly. Power steering makes this substantial vehicle easy to navigate, while power brakes at all four corners - with discs up front - bring its set of 15" Rally wheels with red spinner centers to low-effort, fade resistant stops. Below, the undercarriage is looking solid and straight.
Whether you opt to get out on the boulevard with no delay, or take some steps of your choosing to elevate it to a whole new level, this 1957 Chevrolet 210 Wagon is one very enticing prospect. Call today!
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