AJ's Car of the Day: 1956 Chevrolet 210 Sedan

Car: Chevrolet 210 Sedan

Year: 1956

What makes it special: It was the mid-range model from Chevrolet produced from 1953 until 1957, of which the "210" designation was dropped in place of the Biscayne model.

What made it famous: They were about $100.00 cheaper than the Bel Air models, which had more luxury and exterior trim. 210's were always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air, including Powerglide  automatic transmissions, power windows and power seats.

Why I would want one: The 1956 Chevrolet 210 was available with three different Overhead Valve V8 engines: the 170 hp 265 cu in "Turbo-Fire", the 210 hp 265 "Turbo Fire" with a 4-barrel carb, and the 225 hp "Turbo Fire" with a dual 4-barrel carb set-up.

Fun fact: A chrome "V" on the hood revealed the presence of V8 power, starting with the basic version. The 225 hp 265 V8 was the same engine offered in the Chevrolet Corvette.

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