This 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman wagon has been given a detailed restoration that is award-worthy. And that's not just our opinion, this is a multiple AACA award winner, including at the Grand Nationals in 2019. It's such a detailed classic that there's even a mini and matching kiddie car for the cargo area! It all makes for a V8 cruiser that's rare, interesting, and absolutely stunning.
This Chevy 210 has the right kind of history for a car of its caliber. The story in the car circles is that the first owner husband and wife kept it for about 40 years. After that, it has seen only garage kept care and a comprehensive restoration. And this car deserves that kind of extra attention. The 210 Townsman was nearly as rare as the Bel Air wagon version, and far fewer were produced than the other iconic '57 coupes or convertibles. And a proper restoration means all that chrome and stainless look terrific. It includes the wide grille and bumper package, and the full-length body trim that frames the iconic bright tailfins. There are also the details you don't often get elsewhere, including the stock wheel covers and a full luggage rack. The factory-correct paint package is also impressive. The Tropical Turquoise has a bright glow to capture the cheery optimism of the 1950s. And the India Ivory is thoughtfully intertwined with the roof, tailfins, and whitewalls making a distinctive two-tone.
A two-tone treatment continues inside, and it's now the kind of crisp black and white that has the look of formal wear. Just like the exterior, you'll love the vintage details with the working dome light, textured upholstery inserts, party-ready split rear tailgate, and even the correct accessory tissue box. And the classic Chevy floor mats are done in blue to add a splash of color while making it easier to invite guests along for the ride. The restoration was all about making this feel quite fresh while remaining very vintage, but they did include one modern addition. There is a battery-powered kiddie car that's painted to match this wagon. They have given it a special padded mounting in the back, and so on those occasions when you're not hauling extra people, this really lets you showcase something fun while showing off all that clear glass that comes on this wagon.
Chevrolet touted how they enlarged the small block for more power in '57. So we are excited to see that this still carries the correct 283 cubic-inch displacement today. It looks great right down to the Delco-Remy generator, glass washer fluid jar, and factory-style air grabber with correct decals. This is the kind of classic that loves to give you a true vintage feeling when you cruise. And everything from the smooth shifts of the Powerglide automatic transmission to the hum of the dual exhaust will have you looking for the far away car shows just so you have an excuse to hit the byways.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, period-correct literature, and restoration photos. The impressive level of restoration even means a classic battery and a vintage oil filler sleeve. It's the kind of little things that make the difference where you can win over even the ficklest of car show judges. So no matter if you love the look of a time capsule grocery getter or want the prestigious hardware this can take home, you know there's likely never going to be an opportunity at something of this caliber ever again. So don't miss out, call today!
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