Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
All '57 Chevys are alike, right? Wrong! Take a good, long look at this amazing 1957 Chevrolet 210 2-door and you'll find a huge amount of time, effort, and money went into the build, with the result being a show-stopper car that can hammer down the highway better than almost any other classic on four wheels. It was an open-checkbook restoration, so you know it's amazing, but you really need to see it closer to appreciate just how spectacular it really is.
The color is Pearl White Metallic, a wonderful, soft, sophisticated hue that gives the 210 a very expensive look. The investment in quality bodywork is evident everywhere you look and the added Bel Air trim doesn't leave any areas for shoddy workmanship to hide. The deep, glossy finish not only makes heads turn with its flashy look, but it's surprisingly easy on the eyes, and was applied with an eye toward functionality, so you don't need to be afraid to drive it. No liberties were taken, no chopped roof, no shaved handles, and no chrome deletion, as it was important to the builders to pay respect to the timeless '57 Chevy design. Spectacular chrome only enhances the sparkling, high-quality look and you know few things are more expensive to refinish than the brightwork on a '50s automobile. Add in the bright stainless body trim that's a highlight of the 210 models and you have a car that doesn't have a single wrong line on it anywhere.
There's not much 1957 left inside with four gorgeous custom buckets and spectacular red upholstery all around, combining a mix of gatorskin inserts/accents and traditional plush leather. The stock Chevy dash was slightly reworked and now houses a full set of bright white Classic Instruments gauges in the original 3-gauge instrument panel and even though the overall look is pure 1957, it sure seems sleeker and more high-tech, doesn't it? A billet wheel with leather on the rim, plush red carpets, and a custom center console that extends to the back seats all add to the modern feel, and amenities such as A/C, power windows, and a tilt column mean that you never feel like you're driving a 60-year-old car. The styling is dramatic and careful attention to detail is why this one is a show-winner, and you can rest assured that no car in 1957 ever looked this good. The double din stereo is an AM/FM/CD/iPod system that sounds great thanks to all the extra sound-deadening materials used during the build and the trunk is outfitted with more custom stitchwork and a removable bulkhead hiding the stereo equipment and battery.
Instead of a ho-hum drivetrain, this beautiful 210 packs the venerable ZZ4 350 V8 crate motor. Like you, we're tired of seeing garden-variety engines in these cars, and this high-horsepower small block will definitely impress passengers and onlookers alike. It's supremely smooth and thanks to a chrome Quick Fuel carb, it starts quickly, idles smoothly, and pulls without a hitch. At shows, you'll be extra proud to pop the hood and show off the all the bling, including things like the alternator, brake system, and A/C compressor, as well as air cleaner, valve covers and even the intake manifold, just to name a few. It's really dressed for show under there, and the serpentine belt system keeps it all working in unison. The shine and detail continues to the chassis where you'll find polished oil and transmission pans, sway bars, control arms, and a glistening power rack-and-pinion. Wilwood power disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors are at every corner, as well as an H-pipe dual exhaust system featuring ceramic-coated shorty headers and Magnaflow mufflers that has an awesome sound that won't be easy to forget. A 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission feeds a rugged 12-bolt rear end that's ready for red light-to-red light action and long distance cruises alike. Adjusting the Air Ride system up or down on those 18-inch chrome wheels look great in any iteration, and those Goodyear radials are fat enough to handle all asphalt conditions.
With only 1,950 miles since the frame-off build, this car cost a heck of a lot more to build than the asking price today. If you like a bit of sophistication with your performance, this Chevy delivers in a very big way. Call today!
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