1957 Chevrolet 210 Custom LS3 V8 2 Dr Hardtop with Bel Air Trim

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Type: Used
Year: 1957
Make: Chevrolet
Model: 210 Custom LS3 V8 2 Dr Hardtop with Bel Air Trim
Body: 2 Door
Engine Size: LS3 V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 626
VIN: VB57L179202
Stock: 9202
Ext Color: Green
Int Color: Green

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this customized with no expense spared rotisserie frame off restored 1957 Chevrolet 210 2 Door Hardtop custom hot rod with added Bel Air trim with only some 625 miles since the build in a beautiful 'Turquoise & Pearl White' color base/clearcoat show quality repaint on a razor straight body and with a striking custom 'Turquoise & Black' leather & cloth interior; with a new crate LS3 6.2L 450HP V8 Corvette engine matched to a '6L80E' 6 speed automatic transmission, 'Moser' Ford 9" rear end & nodular third member rated at 1,000HP, custom drive shaft, 'Wilwood' front & rear power disc brakes, aluminum radiator with twin dual speed electric fans, LS alternator, LS mass sensor, LS oil pan & headers, custom 2 1/2" stainless steel exhaust with 'Magnaflow' mufflers, custom LS fuel tank, sending unit & regulator, LS cleaner, tubular control arms, drop spindles, drop coil over leaf springs, 'Dakota Digital' gauges, 'Dakota Digital' ODB11 link, 'Ididit' tilt steering column, power steering, custom wheels with low profile tires, all new chrome, polished stainless, all new body weather stripping, all new glass, all new interior including carpets, door panels, rear side panels, headliner. Fully detailed under the hood, floors painted same as body.

As the standard engine in the fifth-generation Camaro SS and C6 Corvette, the high-revving, deep-breathing LS3 6.2L is poised to go down in history as one of Chevrolet's best and most versatile engines. The LS3 is filled with components designed for high performance and longevity. The aluminum block is filled with a sturdy reciprocating assembly that combines with L92-type rectangular-port heads to deliver a 10.7:1 compression ratio.

One of the USA's most recognized classic cars ever, the Two-Ten series, introduced for the 1953 model year, replaced the Styleline DeLuxe series. It was actually the best-selling Chevrolet model during 1953-54, offering a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base 150 series, but was less costly than the top-of-the-line Bel Air. Two-Tens offered the widest choice of body styles for 1953, including a convertible, Sport Coupe hardtop, two- and four-door sedans and four-door station wagons.


As the American public began to prefer posh to economy, the Bel Air began to outsell the lesser series, including both 150 and 210 models. As a partial answer to this, Chevrolet re-introduced the Two-Ten Sport Coupe hardtop in the middle of the 1955 model year, and also added a four-door Two-Ten hardtop Sport Sedan for 1956. Neither achieved the sales of their Bel Air counterparts, however, since they were only about $100 cheaper than the Bel Airs, which provided some more luxury and premium exterior trim.

Unlike the 150 series, Two-Tens were always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air, including the Powerglide transmission, power window lifts and seat adjuster. Today, the Bel Air series of Chevrolets from 1953 to 1957 are considered the most desirable models for collectors. However, well maintained and preserved Two-Ten models such as this partuclar example do have similar appeal, especially the convertible (very rare), the Del Ray Club Coupe with its upgraded vinyl interior, and of course these 2 Door Sport Coupe hardtops of 1953 and 1955-57 with the last year of 1957 being it's final and most handsome incarnation of the series and therefore obviously being the most desired.

Indeed there's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess in the late fifties than these 1957, last of the model year, Chevrolet's with their exciting new looks which included a complete restyling of both the front & rear of the car. At front, an integrated bumper and grille for a massive wide expanse of chrome. A full width center grille bar held the parking lights at each end with the Chevrolet 'Bowtie' crest in the center. Headlight surrounds included screen-type trim that actually doubled as fresh air intakes. The face of the hood featured the Chevrolet script with a 'V' under it on cars equipped with the new V8 engines. Atop the hood were new twin 'windsplit' ornaments instead of the traditional hood ornament of the older models. At back were higher rear fenders with tail fins lined in chrome. These would be the only true vertical tail fins to appear on a Chevy with the later 1959 & 1960 models having horizontal tail fins. Luxurious new interiors featured new fabrics, colors and designs complimented by a new instrument panel design with gauges centered over the steering column in two small round pods flanking a larger speedometer pod.

One of the USA's most recognized classic cars ever, the Chevrolet Bel Air was introduced in 1950 as a sporting 2 door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 6 cylinder engine and using a smooth Powerglide transmission. The Bel Air range was expanded in 1953 to sedans and a very desirable convertible and by 1954, a station wagon, the Nomad was added to the range of models. By 1955 a comprehensive restyling arrived at its definitive classic shape and the Bel Air was the flagship model of the entire Chevrolet division. There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess in the late fifties than the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door Hardtop or Convertible. In 1957 the all new Bel Air was advertised as having "exciting new looks, zippy new power and luxurious new interiors" and boy did they ever!

'Zippy new power' included a larger displacement 283 CID V8 engine in 6 different variations of a 2 or 4 barrels carburretor, dual 4 barrels available with either hydraulic or solid valve lifters and for the first time ever, a fuel injected version. 'Exciting new looks' included a complete restyling of both the front & rear of the car. At front, an integrated bumper and grille for a massive wide expanse of chrome. A full width center grille bar held the parking lights at each end with the Chevrolet 'Bowtie' crest in the center. Headlight surrounds included screen-type trim that actually doubled as fresh air intakes. The face of the hood featured the Chevrolet script with a 'V' under it on cars equipped with the new V8 engines, with the top-of-the-line 'Bel Air' models featuring a gold anodized grille and the 'Bel Air' bodyside script. Atop the hood were new twin 'windsplit' ornaments instead of the traditional hood ornament of the older models. At back were higher rear fenders with tail fins lined in chrome. These would be the only true vertical tail fins to appear on a Chevy with the later 1959 & 1960 models having horizontal tail fins. The 'Bel Air' had a ribbed two-tone silver anodized aluminum panel between the quarter rear trim pieces. 'Luxurious new interiors' featured new fabrics, colors and designs complimented by a new instrument panel design with gauges centered over the steering column in two small round pods flanking a larger speedometer pod.

This particular 1957 Chevrolet 210 2 Door Hardtop example was recently rotisserie restored and customized with absolutely no expense spared and with only some 625 miles on the build since its restoration. This is a phenomenally well built custom which still holds true to its roots and which obviously sounds and drives absolutely magnificently - see the video on our You Tube Page on our website for visuals.

In summary this must be one of the finest examples anywhere of a fully operational and turn-key tastefully customized and very collectible 1957 Chevrolet Custom Two Ten 2 Door Hardtop with upgraded modern components yet which still has a classic original Bel Air look as well as all the modern day custom upgrades and technical advances and boasting a very desirable 6.2L LS3 V8 Corvette engine - a wonderful example of America's favorite 1950's classic car and a wonderful addition to any muscle car or custom hot rod enthusiasts collection!

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