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Chevrolet 210

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A car produced by Chevrolet.  It shared bodies with the downmarket Chevrolet 150 and upmarket Chevrolet Bel Air.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet 210 page on 11 January 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chevrolet Two-Ten, or 210 was the midrange model of the Chevrolet car from 1953 to 1957. It took its name by shortening the production series number (2100) by one digit in order to capitalize on the 1950s trend toward numerical auto names. The numerical designation '"210"' was also sporadically used in company literature. It replaced the Styleline DeLuxe model available in previous years. The Two-Ten was discontinued after the 1957 model year to be replaced by the Biscayne.

The Two-Ten series, introduced for the 1953 model year, replaced the Styleline DeLuxe series. It was actually the best-selling Chevrolet model during 1953 and 54, offering a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base 150 series, but was less costly than the glitzy Bel Air. Two-Tens offered the widest choice of body styles for 1953, including a convertible, Sport Coupe hardtop, two- and four-door sedans, and four-door station wagons.

As the American public began to prefer posh to economy, the Bel Air began to outsell the lesser series, including both 150 and 210 models. As a partial answer to this, Chevrolet re-introduced the Two-Ten Sport Coupe hardtop in the middle of the 1955 model year, and also added a four-door Two-Ten hardtop Sport Sedan for 1956. Neither achieved the sales of their Bel Air counterparts, however, since they were only about $100.00 cheaper than the Bel Airs, which provided more luxury and premium exterior trim.

Unlike the 150 series, Two-Tens were always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air, including the Powerglide automatic transmission, power window lifts and seat adjuster. The Two-Ten Townsman was the top station wagon model offered in 1953, but the Townsman was moved up to the Bel Air series for 1954, only to return to the Two-Ten for 1955. The lower-priced Handyman station wagon, a four-door model in 1953-54, became a two-door for 1955-57. Both were joined by a nine-passenger Beauville four-door wagon in 1956-57.


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1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Modified 1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2008 Lakemoor Dollars For Scholars Car Show
Location:  Lakemoor, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1953 Chevrolet 210 - 427KB
1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Modified 1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2008 Lakemoor Dollars For Scholars Car Show
Location:  Lakemoor, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1953 Chevrolet 210 - 338KB
1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Modified 1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2008 Lakemoor Dollars For Scholars Car Show
Location:  Lakemoor, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1953 Chevrolet 210 - 428KB
1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Modified 1953 Chevrolet 210 Custom
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2008 Lakemoor Dollars For Scholars Car Show
Location:  Lakemoor, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1953 Chevrolet 210 - 432KB
1954 Chevrolet 210 Advertisement Subject:  1954 Chevrolet 210 Advertisement
Source:  The Saturday Evening Post
Date:  12 June 1954
View image of 1954 Chevrolet 210 Advertisement - 25.3MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Handyman Advertisement Subject:  1955 Chevrolet 210 Handyman Advertisement
Source:  The Saturday Evening Post
Date:  5 February 1955
View image of 1955 Chevrolet 210 Handyman Advertisement - 21.2MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Subject:  1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night: 2 June 2008
Location:  Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of a 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 2.9MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Subject:  1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night: 2 June 2008
Location:  Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of a 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 2.4MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Subject:  1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night: 2 June 2008
Location:  Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of a 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 2.6MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Subject:  1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night: 2 June 2008
Location:  Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of a 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 2.3MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Subject:  1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night: 2 June 2008
Location:  Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of a 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 2.0MB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Custom 1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Fatboyz Cafe Cruise Night:  August 2, 2008
Location:  East Dundee, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 3,605KB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Custom 1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Fatboyz Cafe Cruise Night:  August 2, 2008
Location:  East Dundee, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 4,511KB
1955 Chevrolet 210 Custom Subject:  Custom 1955 Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  Fatboyz Cafe Cruise Night:  August 2, 2008
Location:  East Dundee, Illinois
View photo of a Custom 1955 Chevrolet 210 - 3,837KB
1955 Drag Racing Chevrolet 210 Public Nuisance Subject:  "Public Nuisance" 1955 Drag Racing Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
Location:  Rosemont, Illinois
View photo of 1955 Chevrolet 210 "Public Nuisance" - 3,168KB
1955 Drag Racing Chevrolet 210 Public Nuisance Subject:  "Public Nuisance" 1955 Drag Racing Chevrolet 210
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
Location:  Rosemont, Illinois
View photo of 1955 Chevrolet 210 "Public Nuisance" - 2,773KB
1995 Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster - 1957 Chevrolet 210 Subject:  1995 Fallbrook Vintage Car Show
Artist:  Ken Eberts
Car:  1957 Chevrolet 210
Event:  Fallbrook Vintage Car Show
Source:  CarArt.us
View 1995 Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster - 1957 Chevrolet 210 - 99KB


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