The 1950s trend of naming car models with numbers is what bestowed the Chevrolet 210 or Two-Ten its name. It is a midrange car with which was produced from 1953 to 1957 with two generations in the making. During 1953, the Two-Ten was Chevrolets best selling vehicle, due to it having a lower price tag but carrying features and luxury appointments usually reserved for more expensive vehicles of the time. Our subject vehicle, a 1957 Chevrolet 210 502ci 2-door sedan is available from California with some snazzy upgrades, and it is reported to have just 500 miles on the clock after the build.
This 1957 Chevrolet 210 502ci 2-door sedan is bedecked in a nondescript black exterior with a black leather bucket seat interior. The 210s unique feature is that the fuel cap is hidden behind the contour of the taillight which fills a custom 40-gallon fuel tank. It sports a set of 5-spoke Torq Thrust wheels from American Racing. The body is reported to be “super straight”. Interior trim and other miscellaneous parts are from Danchuk Manufacturing. Wiring of this vehicle was done by ENOS Custom. On the interior, the steering wheel is a 4-spoke wood and faux leather Chevrolet branded one, it is connected to an upgraded steering column from Ididit with power steering functionality. In the sound department a new Pioneer setup with CD/AM/FM has been installed with speakers. Other upgrades include a power window, a new front glass, and a Ford 9” rear end. The air conditioner is from Vintage Air. All relevant badges and logos are on the vehicle with them polished along with chrome parts. Most of the receipts and the documentation are available for inspection.
Originally the Chevrolet 210 was powered by either a 3.9L I6, 4.3L V8 or a 4.6L V8, this 1957 Chevrolet 210 502ci, as the title suggests has been upgraded to a 502cui Big Block engine that is reported to deliver around 600hp on the dyno. A Holley TPI and MSD ignition has been installed, along with a valve train from COMP Cams. Headers have been installed newly with Flowmaster mufflers. Keeping the engine at optimal temperatures is a crossflow radiator with dual fans. Stopping power is courtesy of all-around stainless-steel brakes with new sway bars. This is one hot rod that goes as nippily as it looks!