Chevrolet 210 Townsman

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Year:
1957
Color:
White/Red
Engine:
6 Cylinder
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CHEVROLET|HANDYMAN
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    Gorgeous car. Love the original look and body colored wheels with dog bowls. Beauty in simplicity.
     
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    Thank you sir. I bought it from the man that got it from the original owner. I really like driving it. Even though it has the 235 six with 3 on the tree. It has overdrive with a 4:11 rear end which for our altitude is a great combo!
     
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    I hear you. As much as I appreciate a fast car, some of the most enjoyable cars I’ve driven are the ones that simply engage you the most as a driver.
    A 235 six with 4:11 gears. Nice. Good gears always help you make the most of what you’re working with. I’m ignorant to gear options in that vintage - Are those gears original to car?
     
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    Yes. 3:08 and 3:36 were predominantly used in ‘57, especially in the 2 speed automatics. But the overdrive is what’s key in conjunction with the rear end. I’m pleased with a car that will cruise at 70-75, even though in New Mexico and Arizona the 75 mph speed limit is more of a suggestion, rather than the law.
     
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    I’ll always take a manual to an automatic, and 4.11 gears are icing on the cake, esp if the overdrive is tall enough to let you cruise comfortably at high speeds.
    Do you have any pics of the interior you can share?
     
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    Yeah will post a couple in a day or so. I was also very fortunate that the guy I bought the car from had a ton of NOS parts including kick plates, seat material, wind lace, and complete trim, bumpers, and extra running gears.
     
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    That’s great having those extra parts. I’m learning quickly how difficult it can be finding some replacement parts. Look forward to seeing more pictures!
     
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    I have attached some additional pictures of the interior. As this was an older restoration I need to do a few things ie tweak a fender to line up with the hood better, but am doing that this weekend. Really enjoying driving this car. 61689234-C5B5-45CD-81CF-DC82C127906F.jpeg FCF522D6-69F9-44F1-ABBC-D404BBAD0EF8.jpeg
     
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    Don’t think I’ll have much of an issue with the fender but that truly is about all it needs C3002ED2-C92E-4B16-A2D0-14D385E5C2D5.jpeg
     

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