1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon – RNM
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October 18, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price. We thank the seller for the opportunity to list their classic ride on GuysWithRides.com

GuysWithRides is pleased to offer Lot 263,  a driver-quality 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon, in an online auction on behalf of the current caretaker.

This is a reserve-price auction.

Bidding opened on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, and closes at 3:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

This 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon currently resides as part of a collection in Sparta, New Jersey.

The Deets
Year 1957
Make Chevrolet
Model 210 Townsman Station Wagon
Location Sparta, New Jersey
Mileage 76,431 (TMU)
VIN 57B202462
Exterior Color Sky and Glacier Blue Two Tone
Interior Color Blue Patterned Vinyl
Engine 235.5 cu in "Blue Flame" Inline 6
Transmission 3-Speed Column-Shifted Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Gas

High Bid: $5,100 (Reserve Not Met)

1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

The 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon is a classic American automobile representing an iconic era in the history of automobiles. In 1957, Chevrolet had a popular wagon for families who wanted a stylish, roomy vehicle to carry people and things.

The 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman featured a timeless and distinctive design, making it a favorite among vintage car enthusiasts. The wagon’s front end showcased a bold and chrome-laden grille, commanding it on the road. The prominent chrome bumper, accented by large, round headlights, added to its imposing look.

The wagon’s profile’s clean lines and smooth curves exemplified the typical late 1950s American car design. The car had stylish chrome trim, like the Chevrolet ‘Bel Air’ stainless steel side spears, that went along the whole car. The 210 Townsman featured a classic two-door design, emphasizing its sporty and elegant appearance.

The 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman greeted passengers with a spacious and well-appointed cabin. The wagon could comfortably seat up to six people with its front and rear bench seats. The inside featured a nice mix of style and practicality, incorporating chrome details and a clean dashboard design.

The rear cargo area provided ample storage space for luggage, groceries, or any other items an owner might need to carry. You can fold the back seat to make more room for carrying things, which makes the 210 Townsman useful and flexible.

Under the hood, the 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman typically had several six- and eight-cylinder engine options. A famous engine was the small V8, which came in various versions, like the 283-cubic-inch engine. These engines produced a respectable amount of power for the time and gained a reputation for their reliability.

Manual or automatic transmissions transfer the power to the back wheels. This allowed drivers to have the freedom to choose their preferred transmission type and driving style. The wagon’s smooth ride made it great for long trips, attracting buyers with its comfort and quality.

The 1957 Chevy 210 Townsman Wagon is a famous car from the 1950s representing American car culture. Its enduring popularity among collectors and enthusiasts is a testament to its timeless design and quality construction.

The current owner of this 1957 Chevrolet says it’s a good car to drive. The current caretaker of this 1957 Chevrolet claims it is a great car to drive. The original 235 Blue Flame Six remains in place. It also has a manual transmission with three gears on the steering column.

Here is Rudy’s impression of this 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon:

Unfortunately, when I arrived to film this collection of cars, the seller realized the ’57 Chevy had run too low on fuel, and with both of us having limited time that day, the seller will provide a running video of his Townsman wagon by early next week.

During my photography session, the car’s Blue Flame six, believed to be original to the car, wanted to start when we first troubleshoot it, as spraying starting fluid into the engine’s one-barrel carburetor readily let the engine kick over immediately.

Structurally, this driver-quality 1957 Chevy 210 Townsman for sale is a very solid car with no rust issues or evidence of any repairs found during my inspection. The car clearly benefits from an older repaint that still shines well.  The interior, while still very presentable, could use a new headliner as the current one has several stains. I also note that the door welting is discolored and could use replacement.

Compared to the excessive amount of over-restored 1957 Chevrolets now available, this unmodified, driver-quality ’57 Chevy 210 Wagon is a refreshing change of pace, from its original Blue Flame six and three-on-the-tree manual to the fact it still relies on disc brakes.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that summarizes other recently sold 1957 Chevrolets of all body styles and powertrain combinations:

 

If you have any questions about this 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman For Sale for sale, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

6 Comments
  1. 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

    There needs to be a button to add this to a watch list to get notified when the listing starts.

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    • 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

      Hi Jimmy, registered bidders have access to an “add to Watchlist” option on the bidding page located directly below the pictures. While you can bid right now, we are actively finalizing all new auctions that opened today with all of the pictures and video Rudy personally took earlier this week.

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  2. 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

    where is condition report?

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    • 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

      Brian, we are actively finalizing all seven auctions that started earlier today. Unfortunately, during Rudy’s photography session with this car and the others in the collection, we discovered the 210 was out of fuel, consequently Rudy could not drive the car be fore he and the seller ran out of time. The seller promises to send an updated video showing the car running by early next week, so stay tuned.

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  3. 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

    What happaned? My bid was well over $5100.

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    • 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Station Wagon For Sale

      Bob, we see that your high bid was an autobid at $5,100. Since your last bid of $5,100 remained the high bid at the end of the auction, the system stays there rather than automatically jumping to your Auto bid’s maximum. We have it set up to work that way as a guard rail as we do not have access to know what your maximum autobid was. Please call me and we can discuss what your were willing to bid up to.

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