For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet 210 in St Louis, Missouri

$33,900 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

Original and unrestored 1957 210 with a 235ci straight 6cyl and manual 3-speed. Runs and drives great. In the past year I have installed a new fuel tank, sending unit, gas cap, fuel pump, generator, master cylinder (I still have the original for rebuild) and various bulbs. It also has 4 brand new Uniroyal tires (saved the old ones). The car tracks perfectly down the highway with no shimmy's, rattles or vibrations; steers straight with no hands on the wheel. Engine fires right up and has a bit of tappet tick, very common on these old Chevys. The valves were recently adjusted to factory specs which quieted it considerably. This car has been stored most of its life and it shows. It smells like an old barn. It is a non-smokers car with the original headliner, seats, dash, gauges, glass, floor mat, glove box insert, pull handles to get out of the back seat, window cranks, and much more. It appears to have had some minor rust repair at the bottom of both quarters directly in front of the rear tires (about the size of and envelope). Also on the fenders directly behind the front tires (also very small). It's very hard to spot unless you run a flashlight over the panel when its dark. There are also some small rust bubbles near the bottom of the door, also various chips in the paint in different locations. The car was very carefully cleaned and wet sanded with 2500 grit sandpaper and lightly buffed to remove the rough oxidation. It now has a shine but the paint is a bit blotchy, and thin, not surprising for an almost 60 year old paint job.Please keep in mind that pictures typically tend to make a paint job look a bit nicer than they look in person. Things that don't work on the car; heater blower motor, radio tuning knob and the speedometer gage will sometimes go a little crazy on the highway. Frame and undercarriage are solid and the small surface rust spots shown in the pics can almost be removed simply by rubbing your finger across it. The original chrome bumpers are in excellent shape overall, with the exception of the right rear bumper. (see picture). I have not detailed this car, simply removed the dirt and cobwebs. I greatly enjoy driving this car however if I were to keep it I would probably change it considerably. I can't bring myself to tear apart such an original time capsule. It needs a good home. Great addition to an original tri-five collection or an excellent, solid base to fully restore or hotrod. This car is a true survivor. Any questions you my have or if you need pics of an area of the car not shown please feel free to contact me. Will consider reasonable offers. Thanks for looking.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-919230
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:210
  • Exterior Color:Dusk Pearl/White Top
  • Interior Color:Ivory/Grey
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:92720
  • Trim Level:210
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive