Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
For consignment, a 1957 Chevrolet 210 like none other. Catering to a very specialized crowd, (let\'s call it the racing crowd?), we have a lightly shaved, consignor-stated 90% original paint, and chrome version of the last hurrah for the Tri Five era in gasser form. A killer V8, 4-speed transmission and a rust free body with new glass, stainless, and rubbers make one very loud statement for this zero mile, all fresh boulevard bruiser. Watch for the armdrop and mash the loud pedal!
The timeless look of this 1957 Chevrolet has been carefully maintained with only a few subtle changes; we then move to the chrome highlights for the upper grille headlight bezels and visors and ultimately all the polished lip American Racing Torque Thrust wheels on all 4 corners. The hood chrome has also been retained from the front V badge to the rocket inserts on the rearward diminishing twin humps; curved window shiny surround remains as does the window trimmings. Also, the swoop spear with ribbed metal insert on the rear quarter is on and looking perfect as all is new. Door and fender panels are straight, rust free and mind their gaps very well. All the exterior metal is wearing 90% of its original Canyon Coral paint with an India Ivory roof which presents in worn and faded condition overall. The door handles are bright and shiny and new small round side view mirrors are now on both doors. Bringing up the rear is another curved and bounded by shiny chrome rear glass, and a neatly curled around trundled which is flanked by the finned rear quarters complete with chrome and lower taillights. Seen on the bottom is a near perfect rear bumper adding a nice extra touch.
A swing of the door and the panels for said doors are looking top notch on the flagstone pattern broadcloth presenting in multiple gray hues. White vinyl inserts and black bottoms add some contrast to the broadcloth and look as new with beautiful undulating lines. Inside the original front seat frame which has been covered in smooth black vinyl for the bolsters and plush tuck and roll cloth for the inserts. This seat appears as new, because they are, with no wear noted throughout the front split back bench, and the rear seat has been removed in the name of weight savings. Canyon Coral steel, sans carpeting, makes up the flooring and presents as new. In front is a single squared off bump up dash in charcoal gray metal jacket has some punched square aluminum banding in its center, a radio delete panel and toggles where the original temp sliders and knobs once used to reside. Below the dash are three aftermarket gauges hanging in a black bezel. The factory large and in-charge steering wheel tops the original column and looks just fab with its \"Two Ten\" badged horn ring.
Under the hood in the side panel free engine bay now sits a 327ci V8 right out of 1968 which has been bored .030 over. Chevrolet 202 angle plug cylinder heads top off the orange mill and 4bbl Holley carburetor feeds air and fuel through an Edelbrock intake manifold. A Borg Warner T10 4-speed manual is on back and has been treated to a new clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing. A Dana 60 rear axle weighing in with a 4.56 ratio and Positraction puts the power to the pavement. Everything under this hood is very nice and even some fenderwell headers with new bolts and gaskets as well as fender liners are included with the purchase.
Fully restored, nice and clean Canyon Coral for the flooring but this takes a turn at the end of the passenger compartment floor. Surface rust takes over for the rear third of the undercarriage. This holds true with the strong black painted frame as well and we see independent coil spring suspension on the front and a leaf spring and ladder bar system for the rear. Disc brakes have been added to the front and drums provide the whoah factor on the rear. The dual exhaust rains down from the engine and ties into long straight exhaust piping with Cherrybomb mufflers and ends just behind the transmission. A new factory fuel tank is noted and looks just fab with new black retention straps.
A few pumps of the throttle and a twist of the key this monster came to life. After a little bit of warm up time, our resident racer took this beast out to our well-hidden and patented test track and came back with a smile on his face. All functions were working during the drive and the only disappointment was the tarmac was too cold to lift the front end. Otherwise, he reported it was a \"gas\" with neck snapping acceleration, good handling and bias free braking thanks in part to the front disc brakes.
Our consigner states that all the hard work is done, and now you just need to add your color to this beauty or leave it as is and enjoy the rat rod look. Some nice mods under the hood and underneath and we can present a unique 1957 Chevro
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