Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Car Of The Day: August 15, 2012

Today's car of the day comes from juantoo3's collection and is Muscle Machines' 1954 Chevrolet 210.

The Chevrolet Two-Ten, or 210 was the midrange model of the Chevrolet car from 1953-1957. It took its name by shortening the production series number (2100) by one digit in order to capitalize on 50's numerical auto name trend. The numerical designation '"210"' was also sporadically used in company literature. It replaced the Styleline DeLuxe model available in previous years. This model was dropped following the 1957 model year to be replaced by the Biscayne.

For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Chevrolet 210

This could just as easily be a 150 or a Bel Air.  Considering the higher prices of the Bel Air I suspect that this one started life as either the 150 or 210 as it doesn't make a lot of sense to pay extra for the trim level if you're just going to strip it all away to make a hot rod.  Since the 210 was the best-selling model for this model year, I'm playing the odds on it.  Anyone know for sure though?

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 and 54, offering a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base 150 series, but was less costly than the glitzy 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.

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