Classic Car Overview
1957 Chevrolet 210 2 Dr SedanLaser Straight Body, Old School Modifications, Quality Restoration, Engine, Transmission, and UpgradesAn absolutely beautifully bodied and restored 57. Dressed up with Bel-Air quarter trim, and Old Schooled just the way we loved them done. Previous owner bought in 2000 as a quality frame and body for restoration. Then the process began, completed in approximately 2005, engine upgrade 2009, professional done with owners assistance. New body paint, new interior, gloss black frame, new glass, new wiring, new engine, all part of this build.DETAILS OF CAR: New 350 GM longblock engine installed 2009 Front power disc - Rear drums Cragar SS chrome wheels and Radial tires Bel-Air quarter and dash trim Oil changed about every year 4 speed Muncie transmission upgrade and approx 3.08 rear end Restored in custom fabrics Lacquer repaint 10 years ago Spare tire tub closed Mild tub with spring reposition to accommodate larger rear tires New tinted glass(except vent window) A.M./F.M. stereo/cassette Heater Radio Gauge group under dash Edelbrock Carburetor and covers Mallory electronic distributor with matching red wires Hedman headers Flowmaster mufflers Very nicely polished intake manifold from Summit Racing. Extra bright work that we believe is Tri 5Paint- Car was painted in 2005, you can tell it was expertly prepared. It is beautifully polished, smooth, shiny, and matches all the way around and without a question is professionally done! There is absolutely no orange peel, as it is beautifully rubbed and smooth.. Being extremely critical there are a few small chips of paint on the top portion of the drivers door, and a small nick on the deck lid in the center. (see pics)Body- The body is almost laser straight, and had to have been extremely professionally prepared before receiving the paint. Look closely at the pictures at an angle, and you will see what I am talking about. The fits of the doors, hood, and trunk all look fairly uniform and proper, and where expertly remounted on the car. We have not been able to locate any dents, or incorrect waves in the body of any type. (See Pics)Magnets- The owner indicated the reason he bought this car was he believed it has been out west, and believed it to have a very high quality body with minimal repair. In going over the car with a magnetic paint gauge we would estimate that in order to make a car this beautifully straight it would have been professionally prepared. As a show car it has a good solid amount of color placed on the body to produce a beautiful finish. We did not find any absents of steel in body panels, and would note that around the headlights, taillight, and wheel opening moldings it did not indicate typical rust repair. The rear bottom of the front fenders is the only spot the gauge indicated some possible repair at some point.Bright Work- All the bright work on the car appears to be fastened down well. All the stainless surrounding or near the windows is all dent free and shows very little wear, but like typical few year old stainless could be polished up a step better. The stainless running down the sides, the brushed v shaped stainless, and Bel-Air style caps on top of the rear quarters is all in shiny highly polished condition with only a couple of minor dimples on the drivers side piece toward the rear. (See Pics) The front and rear Chevrolet badging and the V below it, as well as the spears on the front, the antenna mount and door handles all look like that of almost a new car. The rear bumper and the taillight bezels are all very shiny and reflective, but do have some light wear and scratching on the top. The chrome on front bumper as well as the points and lower hood piece have no wear, with the exception of some discoloring on the lower right hand front bumper corner. (See Pics) Glass- All new tinted glass was installed in all windows only excluding the vent window glass, which appears to be a similar tint. The glass does not have any noticeable logos on it with the exception of the windshield which is a LOF logo. The glass is as new as you could imagine, as we dont see any scratches, wiper marks, cracks ext. The darker tint really looks appropriate on the green body.Interior- The interior was started off by freshly repainting the dash the same color matching the outside with great attention to detail when installing knobs, gauges, levers, ext. Its an extremely striking dash! There is almost no wear showing on the dashes bright work, steering wheel has no open cracks, and just a couple light hair line cracks. The bright work on the window cranks, and door releases look almost new. (See Pics) Previous owner had a professional upholster install the headliner, door panels, seat covers, and carpet, and it shows no wear. The sun visors are solid and matching headliner upholstery. The interior all feels and looks as if it was just done. There is a small amount of wrinkling on the headliner particularity around the hand pull straps. The new wiring harness was installed in the car and also included is all the extra wiring, and information from American auto wire systems. It includes wiring to add in factory or even non factory options like a third light or electric fans. The remainder of the kit and the electrical connectors are included. Heat and vent system The trunk is painted in similar green. Inboard springs allow accommodation of larger rear tires and wheels shall a future owner desire. There is a spare tire, wheel, and older mat, as well as a solid floor. The spare tire cut out was removed.Tires and Wheels- Goodyear Eagle GT II Tires Left Front- P225-70-159-10/32 Tread Remaining Right Front- P225-70-159-10/32 Tread Remaining Left Rear- P225-70-15 9-10/32 Tread Remaining Right Rear- P225-70-159-10/32 Tread RemainingEngine and Transmission- Engine is a 290 H.P. / 350 C.I. General Motors long block engine, that was purchased new and installed a few years after the restoration for additional performance. Engine was bought new from Burt Greenwald Chevrolet, in Akron, Ohio. The engine included new block, heads, and reciprocating parts. The bottom side of the hood has been expertly finished. The car has a dual master cylinder, and power brakes. Items of chrome along with the chrome alternator. The Previous owner had a completely custom fabricated aluminized steel exhaust system (dual) to the rear of the car. The turn down on the ends were made to simulate the factory pipes. A quarts of extra touch up paint is included. New battery If you look at the attention to detail that went into the mounting hardware, nuts, bolts, paint quality, newer shocks, newer brakes, and inside rockers are in great condition. The floors are all nice and solid. The previous owner said it has some drag racing in its background, which might explains the great condition its in. Visit JKs Galleria Of Vintage, Classic and Pristine Cars for your next vehicle. 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