CHASSIS NO: B570146056
• 427 Chevy big block engine
• Art Morrison chassis
• Vintage Air air-conditioning system
• Nostalgic '50s livery with custom-stitched seating
427 Chevy big block, Tremec five-speed manual transmission, Art Morrison chassis, Ford 9-inch rear end, power rack and pinion steering, Wilwood power disc brakes
The Chevrolet 210 made its automotive debut in the year 1953 and would see a short life span, only lasting until 1957. During that period, the car received two different generation body styles with the first generation only lasting for two years and the second lasting for three. Even though the Chevrolet 210 had a short period of production, it was still able to make a lasting impact on the American culture, best known for being part of Harrison Ford’s early movie career, as the lead car in “American Graffiti.” With the help of the hot rodding in the movie and the newly established National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) in 1951, the trend was starting to pick up more traction, making the Chevrolet 210s and Bel Airs popular hot-rodding machines.
Following suit with all the fine cars in the McConnell Collection, no detail or idea was left out on this build. This 1957 210 started off on a high note by being given an off-frame restoration. The fully restored body was then set upon an industry leading Art Morrison chassis and Ford 9-inch rear end. On the outside, the gleaming chrome trim can be seen complementing the nostalgic ‘50s yellow paint. Adding to the flare of the exterior as well as the performance, Wilwood brakes and calipers were added in all four corners of the build as well as Strange coilover shocks. Custom chrome-finished Billet Specialties wheels were also added to properly complete the impressive exterior look.
The mechanics of the car are also noteworthy, as under the hood you’ll find an extremely clean engine bay with an impressive 427 Chevy Big Block that has an Edelbrock Elite air cleaning system attached to it. Backing the big block is a slick shifting Tremec five-speed manual transmission which replaced the old stock three-speed transmission. Also, under the hood is a top-of-the-line Wilwood master cylinder kit that ensures the brakes are working at full potential. Like the rest of the car, the interior also received a makeover, with the focus being on the custom white leather seating and tasteful gold stitching that can be seen throughout the entirety of the cabin. The dash and door panels have been restored and painted the nostalgic yellow to match the exterior of the car. A coveted chrome plated Vintage Air air-conditioning system has also been installed to enhance passenger comfort. With nothing else needing to be done to this iconic custom build, the new owner can simply turn the key and enjoy this ride, anywhere and anytime they please.