AJ’s Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet 210 Post Sedan

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet 210 Post Sedan

Car: Chevrolet 210 Post Sedan

Year: 1957

What makes it special: Chevrolet’s Two-Ten, or 210 was the midrange model 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. 

What made it famous: 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. New for 1957 was the optional 283 cu in small-block V8 engine. There were three versions of this engine with conventional carburetors, as well as a fuel injected option.

Why I would want one: It can be a 150, 210 or Bel Air, but everyone wants a 1957 Chevrolet. It is the most recognized car in the world.

Fun fact: The Two-Ten was discontinued after the 1957 model year to be replaced by the Biscayne.

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