Dazzling in beautiful burgundy paint with a powerful and reliable
350 V8 under the hood, this 1957 Chevrolet 210 Restomod has been
built to show-off, yet drives like a modern muscle car. Tastefully
modified, it retains all the styling cues that make the '57s so
iconic, but done to standards they just couldn't have imagined when
it was originally built.
Deep burgundy and chrome work so well together on a classic car.
You can see from the reflections in our photo booth that there are
no ripples or waves in the panels, even the big ones like the doors
and quarters. Gaps are excellent, and there's something about the
way the doors close on cars of this vintage that you can't find
anywhere today. It's a solid, precise feeling that suggests the
engineers were at the top of their game when they designed these
cars. And that burgundy paint practically radiates in the sun it's
so bright. With that lowered, slightly forward-raking stance, it
almost looks chopped or sectioned, but I assure you that it's 100%
as the General intended; it's just the awesome workmanship that
makes it look so incredible. All the chrome and stainless is in
good shape, too, from the big grille with chrome "Dagmars" to the
beautifully polished stainless on the flanks and around the
windows. It's got some age on it, but nothing serious and nobody
will ever notice the little flaws simply because the overall effect
is so jaw-dropping.
The interior more than lives up to the promises made by the body.
Although it looks like it's always belonged, those are actually
factory seat frames wrapped in pleated Parchment that neatly
disguises the factory stuff, and like the paint, it has been done
to a high standard that looks great today. The door panels have
been upholstered to match the seats and everything else was painted
to match the bodywork. The original dashboard has been retained and
restored, filled with factory-style gauge ahead of the driver, a
triple set of auxiliary unit under the dash, and even the modern
AM/FM/cassette radio looks like the 1957 version. A tilt steering
column was cleverly added and painted to hide in plain sight, and
the woodrimmed Grant steering wheel is simply beautiful. And
perhaps best of all, a modern R134a A/C unit was neatly installed
under the dash and it fills the cabin with cold air. Out back, the
spacious trunk has been neatly carpeted and includes a full size
spare and full jack set.
Power comes from a 350 cubic inch V8 motor that looks right at home
in the 210's engine bay. That chrome open-element air filter feeds
a Demon 4-barrel carb that sits atop an aluminum intake, and the
chrome valve covers sit atop a set of center-bolt heads. All the
power accessories you'd expect are included, from the A/C to the
power steering and power front disc brakes, and a big aluminum
radiator keeps the whole show nice and cool, making this a car that
is daily-driver reliable and show car beautiful. Underneath, the
chassis is nicely finished in black with gray floors, with a big
sway bar fore and aft, a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, and
a 10-bolt rear end hanging on leaf springs. A custom-made dual
exhaust system gives it just the right rumble, and traditional
American Racing Torque Thrust wheels carry staggered 225/55/16
front and 235/55/17 rear performance radials.
This is an exceptional '57 with a build that could not possibly be
duplicated for the asking price. Best of all, it's a no-compromises
car that is reliable enough to drive every day and beautiful enough
to take home some local trophies. Call today!