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Pick of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet 210 Sedan

Tri-five with 30,700 original miles


Have you ever owned the same car more than once? Sometimes, a car comes back to you like a boomerang for a second (or even third) round of ownership. For example, I ended up buying back my first car, a 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity, six years after selling it the first time. Here is another Chevy that made its way into the same family twice.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1957 Chevrolet 210 listed for sale on by a private seller in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Completely original!” the listing begins. “This was my father’s car before he passed in September of 2021. He originally bought the car in 1971 when the odometer read approximately 6,000 miles. He sold the car to a friend in 1974.” Seventeen years later, he bought it back from that same friend.

The car must have been preserved as a special-occasion cruiser, because even now, the odometer only shows 30,700 miles. The seller asserts that the mileage – and the car itself – are 100% original. The paint shows some patina as would be expected from a car that is 67 years old.

In 1957, Chevrolet’s model hierarchy started out with the 150 model at the low end, the 210 as a mid-grade offering, and the Bel Air at the top. Adding to the variety, there were trim levels and options available within each of those. Body styles included a wide range of offerings, including sedans, hardtops, convertibles, station wagons, and sedan deliveries. Today’s featured car is a two-door 210 sedan, characterized by a B-pillar and fewer brightwork adornments than the upscale Bel Air.

Under the hood, power comes from a 235.5-cid Blue Flame inline-six mated to an automatic transmission. The seller has provided photos of stampings in the engine bay and on the undercarriage to help potential buyers corroborate its originality. “The car has won multiple Best of Show awards throughout the Ohio and Indiana areas,” the seller says. As the saying goes, a classic car is only original once, and I am glad to see this car was preserved with its factory equipment.

“I’m hoping someone who truly appreciates the originality of such a classic will continue to enjoy the vehicle as much as my father did for so many years,” the listing concludes.

The time has come for this clean ’57 to make memories with a new owner, and perhaps that lucky owner will be you. The asking price is $55,000.

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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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