1955 Chevrolet 210 Sedan
The Chevrolet Two-Ten, or 210, was the midrange model of the
Chevrolet car from 1953 to 1957. It took its name by shortening the
production series number (2100) by one digit in order to capitalize
on the 1950s trend toward numerical auto names. The numerical
designation '"210"' was also sporadically used in company
literature. It replaced the Styleline DeLuxe model available in
previous years. The Two-Ten was discontinued after the 1957 model
year to be replaced by the Biscayne. The Two-Ten shared the
wedge-shaped side trim with the Bel Air, but unlike the Bel Air
(which had the wedge filled with an aluminum trim panel) the
Two-Ten's wedge was painted either body color, or top color with
the optional two-tone paint package. "Chevrolet" in script was
mounted inside the wedge.
If you are thinking about owning a classic Chevrolet form the mid
1950's, you know something you can hop into and go for a cruise
down to your local McDonalds (it started in 1955) or just wasting
gas cruising listening to "Dem Bums" finally winning the world
series, or maybe showing off your squeeze's new buckle tab blouse
or dyed squirrel clutch cape, all in near showroom style, then this
210 will grab you and never let go. Painstakingly restored, a
bigger V8 swapping out the original V6, and tastefully done
interior, line up for cruise night.
Bathed in Air Force blue with a very light blue top, this two toner
car had hours of work done to get the panels just right. We can see
some dimpling and areas of dulling in the paint, a few surfaces
have some filler and slight bubbling, but otherwise good. Same for
all the chrome, badging and brite work, as it is mostly shiny,
straight, and shows slight light rusting mini spots on the
taillight bezels. Glass is clean and believed to be original and of
course all curved. The two-side spear trim pieces are straight as
arrows, and shoot their way from the rear quarter, to the doors,
ending near the consistent gap between the front and rear doors.
Also, for kicks let's throw on some trimmings just for the gas
filler cover, because its 1955. On all 4 corners are 210 center
caps all chromed up and wrapped by wide whites all around.
Step into the time machine Peabody and Sherman, as we open the
door, we are met with styling right out of 1955 and all correct I
might add. Smooth as silk black vinyl covers the door panels and
they sport a descending trim piece separating the cranks and levers
from the black vinyl pull which also sports a touch of chrome.
Inside we slip on to a large bench for the front passengers, which
is covered in blue gray and white zig zag pattern broadcloth for
the inserts, and darker blue vinyl for the bolsters. The seats are
just perfect, and have a lighter blue piping surrounding the border
between the inserts and bolsters. In back another bench same motif
as the front, and plenty of "romper room". The black metal dash has
been repainted and presents beautifully. 1955 was famous for the
dual fan dash, in front of the driver was the speedo cluster, and
passenger radio speaker and Chevrolet badge in grandmother's
handwriting. Nifty bowtie repeat pattern punched out of polished
chrome is in a horizontal band that stretches from side to side and
wraps to the door panels. This band houses a newer radio still
vintage looking and a mini tachometer just to radio left. A trio of
aftermarket gauges hangs below the centered glove box, and just
below this on the floor is a Hurst shifter in the black carpeted
hump in front of the bench. A black headliner, fairly tight, is
above and also in vinyl. Noted fronting the dash is the original
As consigner states the original 6-cylinder has been upgraded to a
283ci V8 courtesy a '65 Impala. Before insertion under this hood,
it has been painted the correct Chevrolet Orange/Red including the
badged valve covers. This mill is now topped with a Holley 4-barrel
carburetor, and on back is a 3-speed manual transmission.
Looking just great underneath, a newly painted fuel tank brings up
the rear, with some leaf springs and shocks for the back
suspension. Drum brakes are back here too. Moving along to the
front, solid rust free floorpans and rockers are seen, and a newer
dual pipes from 1 muffler exhaust system. Upfront, a drip free
environment presents itself with nice clean pans for the engine and
transmission. Coil over suspension and drum brakes are here as
well. New brake lines have been recently installed.
A quick starter and the '65 Impala is kicking me in the behind as I
drive towards the test track. Good acceleration, smooth drum
braking, and good handling were the norms on this test drive. A
larger car but good ride and a pleasurable experience.
A really nice example, tasteful paint color, a lighter top and
mostly real nice trimmings. Straight panels, a '65 V8 3-speed Hurst
shifter drivetrain, and broadcloth interior with the dual fan dash.
The first year of the Tri Five era, and in the 210 suburbia grocery
getter class, now not only getting groceries, but the ability to
create a 1 car parade on main street as you drive to that grocery
store. Or the newly minted McDonalds drive in.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.