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Pick of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet 210

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A detail-oriented restoration involves improving upon more than just what meets the eye. In fact, sometimes the most labor-intensive work is done on areas that people will never view. That makes it relatively easy for appraisers and potential buyers to see where corners might have been cut along the way. Today’s car is an example of a thorough build that left no stone unturned.

The Pick of the Day is a 1957 Chevrolet 210 listed for sale on by a private seller in Rapids, Wisconsin. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Beautiful nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration,” the listing begins. “The underside is as polished as the body itself.”

The car is indeed striking, finished in two-tone turquoise and white with a matching interior. But what caught my eye was the underbody, which itself is a work of art. The floor pans are color-matched to the body, and the frame has been finished in contrasting black. Running the length of the underside is a stainless-steel dual exhaust system. This car is sure to sound as good as it looks.

In place of the original powertrain comes a 350cid small-block V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission. “The engine shines like a jewelry box full of diamonds and runs as good as it looks.” The bay is dressed in generous chrome trim, and a set of wide-whitewall BFGoodrich Silvertown tires give a period-correct curb appeal to the overall aesthetic. The listing shows a photo of some aluminum multi-spoke wheels on low-profile Sumitomo tires which are also included with the sale.

The interior bears embroidered Bel Air floor mats, even though the car technically isn’t a Bel Air. Additional cabin enhancements include modernized gauges, an AM/FM/CD audio system, and even screen-printed pillows in the back seat with ’57 Chevy graphics on them.

“If you would start from scratch, you would pay double the price,” the listing says. With parts and labor costs as exorbitant as they are in 2023, that is probably not too far off the mark. (I’m speaking from experience after having restored two-late model Acuras – a Legend and an RSX – recently).

Now, if only the undersides of my restoration project cars looked as good as this old Chevy’s does.

The asking price is $54,995 or best offer for this clean Tri-Five.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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