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Today 10:15 PM
boothboy Well no one jumped in with another question so I went into my Old Man's Tool Box and pulled this little gem out.

What is it and what do you do with it"

BB
Yesterday 08:51 PM
Dave57210 I got nuthin right now - someone else jump in with a challenge for us
Yesterday 08:48 PM
496CHEVY3100 It was bought as a original 30s K miles ,but on those cars Lots of owner preference changes were made ,to owners taste

The white car he bought new it was a 6cyl 3 on tree Belair ,it has a ZZ4 and a Muncie in it now ,my favorite ,

I think you are up for a question,
Yesterday 07:33 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
This is a better view of the front ,I cant tell either,,he had it shipped in from West Tesas ,so it could be a California car

He likes to drive in the parades and cruises ,LOL
I don't see a joint in the front bumper on in this pic. So it was either a Canadian-assembled or a Los Angeles-assembled car (Or a one-piece bumper was put on at some point)
Yesterday 03:15 PM
35terraplane Dave lets see see a pic of the motorcycle, the after pic.

Bob
Yesterday 03:08 PM
35terraplane
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Bob I just double clicked on it and it opened right up. I'm running goggle chrome. I think it's on your end. Just search out Toyota 2000GT and you'll see the car. The convertible I posted was one of two built for a James Bond movie. All totaled Toyota only built 351 of them n 1966-70. The car was a collaboration between Toyota and Yamaha with Yamaha actually building the car. One sold recently for 1.2 million. I really haven't found a definitive answer as why so few were built. They were relatively expensive for the time. Road & Track magazine summed up the car as "one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars we've driven", and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911. I personally believe the car was built just to prove they could. A very stylish car for its time that holds up well today.

BB
I'm running chrome also, I just went back and tried it again, it opened, maybe my old tired fingers.

The car is very cool.

Thanks
Bob
09-15-2014 07:57 PM
496CHEVY3100
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The rubber "dagmar tips" were an option, just as the vertical "bumper over-riders" on both of the cars shown

All Canadian-built cars had one-piece front bumpers, as did the cars assembled at the Los Angeles plant. All other assembly plants used the 3-piece bumper. The white (B/A) car definitely has a 3-piece bumper - I cannot see the joints in black car's front bumper, so it may have a California-spec (or Canadian spec) one piece front bumper. The joints are visible on the white car, just about straight below the parking lights.

This is a better view of the front ,I cant tell either,,he had it shipped in from West Tesas ,so it could be a California car

He likes to drive in the parades and cruises ,LOL
09-15-2014 06:16 PM
Dave57210 The rubber "dagmar tips" were an option, just as the vertical "bumper over-riders" on both of the cars shown

All Canadian-built cars had one-piece front bumpers, as did the cars assembled at the Los Angeles plant. All other assembly plants used the 3-piece bumper. The white (B/A) car definitely has a 3-piece bumper - I cannot see the joints in black car's front bumper, so it may have a California-spec (or Canadian spec) one piece front bumper. The joints are visible on the white car, just about straight below the parking lights.
09-15-2014 06:12 PM
harposrepair I've noticed that some 57's had the rubber cones on the front bumper and some did not. Was this an option or something of significance?
09-15-2014 01:04 PM
496CHEVY3100 I didn't know there were a lot of 210 HT ,I guess around here if they bought a 210 most would put Belair chrome on them ,I thought it would be rare ,probably is as a survivor,, speaking of business coupes this is David,s 55 business coupe ,no back seat and rear windows don't roll down

also a better picture of the 210-57

on this side by side ,I see the gold grill and fender emblems you were referring to.
09-15-2014 12:51 PM
Dave57210 There were a LOT of 210 hardtops

The main difference from a 210 to a Bel Air was "about 7 truckloads" of chrome.

Stuff that was standard on the Bel Air (like a clock) was optional on the 210, and not available at all on the 150 series. Carpets were an option on the 210 - standard on B/A

Depending on date of manufacture and which factory assembled it, a 265 may have been the "standard" V8 (a 6 was the base engine, so any V8 was an option) or a selection of 283's could have been checked off in the order book

My 210, for example, had a clock and a radio, but rubber flooring.

Mine was produced with a 265 and "three on the tree" , but at some point it wound up with a 6 in it before I got it (now a 350/350 combo)

The only body styles NOT available on the 210 were the Nomad and the Convertible (both of those were B/A only) and the sedan delivery (150 model only)

Some VERY basic models were 150 only - like the sedan delivery and the Business sedan (not even a back seat!)

A LOT of 210s later "became" Bel Airs through the addition of the B/A trim and upholstery, etc

Only the Bel Air had the wide stainless along the (outside) window ledge - 210s had a very narrow strip. Only Bel Airs had the long spears on the fin-tops

Bel Airs had gold-anodized grilles and "inserts" in the front fender shark gills

When I got mine, I also scored a wrecked Bel Air 4 dr HT, intending to "upgrade" mine. Then I found out that there were only some 1700 Canadian-built 210 4dr ht's ever made ,(thousands of 4 dr ht B/As) so the B/A chrome etc is now a wall decoration in my shop. There were a LOT of 2 dr ht 210's
09-15-2014 12:06 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Yup a 2 door HT (Sport Coupe) could be had in either the Model 210 line or the Bel Air - and the (pillarless) 4 door HT (Sport Sedan) was also avail in either the 210 or Bel Air line

The rocker panel chrome is unusual on a 210 - normally was only ordered on a Bel Air
This is the only 210 HT I had ever saw ,I thought it is a rare find,??? that is why I ask this question
09-15-2014 11:29 AM
496CHEVY3100 The black car is a TRUE 210 ht 57 ,,it has no radio no carpet ,a rubber floor mat and a 265 2bbl with a 3 speed on the column,,i think it had a low production with these options.
09-15-2014 11:23 AM
496CHEVY3100 You are correct in a 57 hardtop 210 most HT were belairs in 2 dr version this is a close friends car it is a 39000 mile original paint and it has a 265 instead of a 283 the engine is a blueish greenish color also original.
only change I am aware of is the wheels and tires but he still has the stock ones.
this is a couple more of his cars ,the white one he bought new and drove on his honeymoon
the blue 55 needs no explanation.

Your floor
09-15-2014 07:54 AM
MARTINSR It's got late 60's Rally wheels on it, there was never a '57 built with them?

Brian
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