LS Swapped: 1957 Chevrolet 210 Street Machine – SOLD!

by | Apr 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

April 15, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this ’57 Chevy “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The 1957 Chevrolet is an iconic mid-century classic and has been the choice of Chevrolet hot rodders for decades. If you’re looking for a classic summer cruiser that has been thoroughly updated with restomod-like upgrades, this may be the car for you.  Perhaps it’s the excellent photography, the detailed description, or a combination of the two that have us liking this LS-swapped 210 Two-Door coupe originally listed in March 2021 on Craigslist in Belvidere, New Jersey.  The owner of the past ten years is currently asking $40,000 to gauge interest and is open to serious offers. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their 210 priced $5,700 less this guide’s #1 “Concours” estimate of $$45,700 for a stock example.  Interestingly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking price is slightly more than six thousand dollars above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $33,925.  The premium here is in the quality of the build that you likely cannot replicate for this price.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Tossing up my car here to gauge interest. I’ll entertain serious offers. I’ve owned the car 10 years. Too much to list. The basics
1957 210 2 door sedan. Painted in its original colors of Larkspur blue with India Ivory. Built in Oct of ‘57 in Atlanta GA.
Was yellow when I bought the car. Owned it since September of 2011. I’ve pretty much touched every part of the car since I’ve owned it.
6.0 LQ4 2005 with gen 4 internals. Had around 80k miles on it at time of install.
TBSS intake manifold.
Sloppy stage 2 camshaft with all supporting valve train mods including trunion upgrade.
317 heads otherwise untouched.
1000cc snake eater injectors.
3/4 length headers to electric cutouts with dynomax bullet mufflers to run out back. True dual system all the way through. Car
Made 380hp and 380 ft lbs of torque to the rear wheels when it was tuned.
Rear end:
1960 Oldsmobile 9.3” rear end posi traction. rebuilt end to end as of 2015 when installed. Never an issue. 31 spline axles from
Factory. Very tough old rear.
Also the rear Shock bar mounted to frame and not floorboard.
Lakewood Traction bars
Tremec T56 Magnum custom installed brand new out of the box. McLeod single disk clutch good for 450 rear wheel horsepower.
Wheels are custom made by wheel vintiques. 15X7 with 4.5” backspacing all around but 5×5 Oldsmobile lug pattern on the rear wheels and stock ‘57 lug pattern up front.
10.5” power disc brakes up front. All new KYB gas shocks with Heidts 2” drop spindles up front. Original manual steering still.
Interior is a custom job probably coming up on 35-40 years old I’d say, being that it’s all velour. It’s held up okay but could use a do-over.
Brand new retro sound head unit etc etc.
I have receipts for pretty much everything I’ve done to the car including the over 250 hours of body work and pictures that were done to the car. Please message me or reply here for more info. I could keep going. This car is what I would consider a very nice DRIVER, as in I built the car with the full intention of driving the wheels off of it, and having modern power and reliability with it.​

Show or go: what would you do with this Chevy 210?  Comment below and let us know!


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