Used Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet 210 Wagon

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's used car is a wagon with fins. This 1957 Chevrolet is based in Vermont and will run you 35 grand.


There are 100K miles on the clock for this Vermont-based car, and the owner says that it's mostly, though not totally, rust-free. There is a new gas tank, new oil pan, new radiator, new choke, and a new electronic ignition. The floors are also new.

So, too, is the dual master brake cylinder, though this car has no power steering or power brakes. The brakes are all drum and the car has the 265 cubic-inch V8 and the three-on-the-tree manual transmission.

There are some other mods, such as the exhaust pipes being moved, and this is a "surf" car. The seller is moving it because he or she has some health issues and can no longer drive a manual.

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[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • BEPLA BEPLA on Mar 21, 2023

    At the right price, would be a great EV conversion candidate.

  • Kevin Kevin on Mar 28, 2023

    That wagon isn't worth 35,000 I paid 4,700 for a 68 chevelle and worth 80,000 today, when I bought it was 10x better shape than that but if someone wants it have at it but wouldn't be me.

  • IBx1 Never got the appeal of these; it looks like there was a Soviet mandate to create a car with two doors and a roof that could be configured in different ways.
  • CAMeyer Considering how many voters will be voting for Trump because they remember that gas prices were low in 2020–never mind the pandemic—this seems like a wise move.
  • The Oracle Been out on the boat on Lake James (NC) and cooking up some hella good food here with friends at the lake place.
  • ToolGuy Also on to-do list: Read the latest Steve S. fiction work on TTAC (May 20 Junkyard Find)
  • 1995 SC I'm likely in the minority, but I really liked the last Eldorado best. That and the STS.
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