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Today 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.
Today 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?
Today 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.
Today 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
Today 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
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
Today 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.
Today 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
Today 07:54 AM
MARTINSR It's got late 60's Rally wheels on it, there was never a '57 built with them?

Today 04:18 AM
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Uhhh it looks like a two door hard top to me. Not a 210.


Duuhh Never mind.
it has the short 210 chrome on the wings which which dont make any sence everyone wants the long hardtop chrome and put it on the 210 nobody in thier right mind would put 210 chrome on a HT so I think its a 4dr HT shortened with HT doors.
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Dave57210 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
Yesterday 09:45 PM
boothboy Uhhh it looks like a two door hard top to me. Not a 210.


Duuhh Never mind.
Yesterday 09:29 PM
Dave57210 OK - now you're gonna make me feel stoopid when you point it out. This one is a model 210, (I have a '57 210 - hence my screen name!)

OK mine is a 4 dr ht (Sport Sedan) , so I can maybe be forgiven if I miss some Sport Coupe - specific stuff

I gotta say that it looks a teeny bit out of proportion - like the roof is too tall or too short. My first guess was that it had been shortened in the pass compartment - maybe using sport sedan doors instead of sport coupe doors, but I don't think that's it.

Rear fender top (short) spears are correct for a 210, lack of "shark gill" inserts on front fenders is correct for a 210. Script in rear fender insert is correct for a 210

The more I look at it, the less I can see!
Yesterday 07:46 PM
496CHEVY3100 There are at least two differences in this 57 as compared to a normal car 1 you can see and a couple you cant,.what is the visible difference.
Yesterday 07:16 PM
about the cord

you forgot to mention the column mounted 4speed electric shifttom
Yesterday 04:44 PM
Too Many Projects Yep, the engine was installed backwards...

How would you like to change that generator belt...
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