Car: Chevrolet 210 2-dr. Post Sedan
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 2100 production series number by one digit in order to capitalize on the 1950’s 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: Unlike the 150 series, Two-Tens were always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air, including the Powerglide automatic transmission, power window lifts and seat adjuster. The Two-Ten offered a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base 150 series, but was less costly than the glitzy Bel Air. Engine choices remained the same as the prior year except they were now rated with higher power output. The 265 cu in V8 was available in three versions, 170hp, 210 and 225hp. The “Blue Flame” inline-6 had a new unified build no matter the transmission, whether it was a 3-speed Synchromesh manual, 3--speed Synchromesh manual with overdrive unit, or a 2-speed Powerglide automatic.
Why I would want one: Of the famed Tri-Five Chevrolet’s, the 1956 model year is my personal favorite.
Fun fact: The Two-Ten was discontinued after the 1957 model year to be replaced by the Biscayne.