10k: Patina And Pride: 1957 Chevrolet 210 4-Door Wagon

The 1957 Chevrolet was available in a multitude of configurations and is the quintessential classic American sedan to own.  It probably has something to do with the fact that Chevrolet built 700,000 infinity of the ’57 model or the introduction of GM’s overhead valve small-block V8 that trounced all over Ford’s flat-head V8 all takers.  Whatever the reason, the American hot rod scene is saturated with 57 Chevys of all sorts, and locating a running/driving survivor is a treat.  Find this 1957 Chevrolet 210 4-door wagon sale in La Jolla, CA for $8,950 via craigslist.

In stark contrast to the over restored, over hotrodded or under driven (low or zero mile classic) ’57 Chevys that litter the auction houses like Barrett-Jackson and Mecum, this 4-door wagon is simple, rusty and honest.  Don’t mistake it for some rusted out barn find that needs a full restoration either, because it is a basic running/driving classic.

This ’57 Chevy is powered by a 265 or 283 cubic inch small block V8, which puts out something from 162 to 185 horsepower depending on which engine is equipped.  The seller doesn’t specify, but perhaps a Chevy expert can help us out in the comments below.  

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