1956 Chevrolet 210 2 door Hardtop
The Paint: Original color combination, high-end repaint in Base/coat, clear/coat
The Engine: SBC 350 CID ((NOE) rebuilt, aluminum manifold, 4 bbl, headers, electronic ignition
The Transmission: Richmond 5 speed manual overdrive with Hurst linkage
The Differential: Original Chevrolet drop-out 3rd member
The Suspension: Factory suspension, rebuilt with 2” drop A-arms, KYB shocks
This interior: Charcoal Gray Leather over original rebuilt bench seat, door panels, carpet, headliner
Power 4 wheels disc brakes
Chrome tilt column with matching custom steering wheel
Painless wiring kit
Power front windows
Factory gauges, and aftermarket gauges
Beautiful new smoke tinted glass all around
Leather finished trunk compartment
Original re-chromed bumpers and chrome trim, bright original stainless trim
Deep, smooth tone dual exhaust
16” Crager SS 5 spoke wheels with BFG g-force radials
Well, when your looking for a classic car, you most likely ask
yourself, “What is it I really want?”
A classic car that will maintain it's value, if not increase in value over time? Something that most everyone will recognize, appreciate, and admire? How about something that's as near perfect as I can get that has a good pedigree, no rust, perhaps runs a drives excellently?
What ever is on your must have list, this 1956 Hardtop will surely tick most of those boxes.
Let me set aside the condition of this Chevy for a moment to give you a small glimpse into it's background.
Mr. Henry Schafer purchased this Chevy on May 18, 1956 from Hille Chevrolet in Ritzville, Washington. He drove the car until 1968 when he offered it to his grandson. His Grandson loved the car, but didn't use it much if not at all. He moved to Lagrande Oregon in 1980 and brought the Chevy with him. The car continued to relax inside in the eastern Oregon dry weather until 2005 when a complete frame off, rotisserie restoration was completed. After all of these years, the car traveled just 55,193 miles.
So, here we now have an Iconic Chevrolet, single family owned, 55,193 original mile car, complete professional restoration with about 2000 miles on it. Beautiful paint in it's original color scheme, very comfortable charcoal leather interior (that's the original color for the interior too), strong, good running engine and drive-train, perfect stance, excellent choice for wheels and tires, and absolutely one of the nicest driving Tri-5 Chevy's anywhere!
Quality throughout, excellent driving, original low mile, one family owned. Just a good investment all around.
The Pick of the Day combines Chevrolet big-block power with classic American styling for a visually stunning custom creation built to perform on the street.
Talk about a case of deja vu! So here I am, clicking through the classified ads on ClassicCars.com, searching out my Pick of the Day.
Vintage cars with movie or celebrity history often sell for over-the-top prices, far more than they would without the connection to fame.
When the Chevrolet 201 rolled out in 1953, the car was considered to be the midrange model for Chevrolet and proved to be one of the best-selling Chevrolet models of the ’50’s.
“This 1955 Chevrolet 210 demonstrates why it’s always good to have a plan.
When I first tried driving, my father had a ’55 Chevy.