Classifind Cut: 1956 Chevrolet 210 Wagon – Sold!
Throughout most of the 1950s, Chevrolet’s mid-level 210 series cars were always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air. Throughout the iconic Tri-Five (1955-1957) Era, Chevy applied the Townsman brand name on the 210-series wagon. We’ve seen this nicely restored and preserved 1956 example listed in Craigslist in Sayville, New York (Long Island) listed several times since the summer only the price in this latest ad is now down to $27,000. Researching the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their vintage Chevy priced between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $22,775 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $35,650. Similarly, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has Townsman priced between the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $22,800 and the #1 “Concours” appraisal of $38,200.
We love the low mileage fire chief provenance of this 210 combined with the current caretaker owning it since 1988. The combination of old and new makes this Townsman a bit easier to cruise in rather than a period-correct showpiece. The next caretaker needs to decide whether to drive this 210 as is or return it to its former fire chief status with the original equipment included in the sale. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1956 Chevrolet 210 townsman. 3rd owner. Had since 1988. Orig. fire chiefs car from Wisconsin. Still have siren, and lollipop lights. Rust free, repainted in 1989, with photos. 265 power Pack motor, with 27,000 original miles. Oil bath air cleaner, New clutch, carb rebuilt, interior brand new, period-correct looking stereo with Bluetooth, brakes upgraded to power disc. Chevy rally’s now, and original yellow steel rims with Coker wide whites Included. Beautiful driver, no disappointments. 27000 or best offer.“
Restore or Drive as-is: What would you do with this 210? Comment below and let us know!