Hard Work Done: 1957 Chevrolet Station Wagon – Sold!

May 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Arguably the hardest part for any restoration for even a competent shade trade mechanic is the bodywork and paint as most often this is one of the few things they have to farm out to an experienced professional.  And with labor and material rates of control these days, a fresh paint job can easily turn into a $10,000 project alone.  That’s why we love seeing freshly painted project cars in need of final assembly like this classic 1957 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon listed on Craigslist in Troy, NY also fitted with a fresh brake system and small block 350 cubic inch V8 with an asking price of $8,500.   A check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his C10 priced $200 above the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,300.

Beyond the fresh paint that closely resembles the Harbor Blue Chevrolet offered that year, with no interior pictures provided you can assume you’ll need to completely restore it.  The beauty of the ’57 Chevy is the availability of complete interior reproduction parts and if desired you can even go the restomod route with modern digital gauges.  The lone underhood shot shows a fresh 350 Chevy small block and even better, an upgraded, dual-circuit power brake system.  At this price, if you spend another $10K getting this car road and show ready at a minimum you would be able to break even if you did all of the work yourself.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“New paint job (Chopper Blue), all new brakes, brand new small block, TH 350, new floor pans, runs, stops and drives great. Have bumpers and tail lights. Needs finishing. 8,500 or BO.
with any questions.

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