COMPLETELY RESTORED, PATINA PAINT JOB, ALL BRAND NEW, VERY NICE!
Wait, don't skip this incredible 1957 Chevy 210 wagon because of first impressions! Look closely and you'll find a completely restored '57 Nomad that only looks worn, and that is perhaps its greatest trick. But it also offers 100% new mechanicals, a gorgeous new interior, and a look that will get peoples' attention more than any shiny paint job ever could.
Yes, that slick patina-filled paint job is 100% intentional. The guys who did the work were artists of the highest degree, because after finding a California wagon, they stripped it to bare metal and rebuilt it from there. The paint is meant to replicate the original code 813C Highland Green and Surf Green combination. When it was dry, they aged it intentionally to give it that wonderful patina then cleared the whole thing to keep it perfectly imperfect and make maintenance a snap. The sheetmetal is laser-straight, every trace of its previous life has been erased, and if you love wagons, then there aren't many more desirable than this. In fact, everything is new on this car, including all the chrome and stainless trim, the glass except for the wrap-around rear windows, the weather-stripping, and even the emblems. Given the extensive list of components that went into the build, a list totaling nearly $40,000, there's virtually nothing on this car that was overlooked. It might be strange to say, but this is one of the nicest '57 Chevys we've ever seen.
While the body was reworked to look a bit tired, there are no such illusions inside, where an all-new interior in the original colors and materials has been installed. The bench seats wear pleated green vinyl that looks factory-fresh, there are correct door panels, and the floors are covered in matching green carpets. The original dash was completely restored and filled with rebuilt gauges, plus the usual column-mounted tach and auxiliary gauges underneath. And yes, that's a 4-speed manual shifter in the middle, complete with a traditional cue ball knob, making this wagon not only practical, but a blast to drive. The cargo bay was finished like it was destined for the show field using more green carpets that have been beautifully bound for a perfect fit. They even kept the factory radio delete plate in place instead of upgrading to some goofy modern stereo that would not have looked right. If you like them traditional, this Chevy delivers!
The engine is a mildly reworked 327 cubic inch Chevy V8 that looks right at home in the 210's engine bay. A few dress-up items give it a period hot-rod feel, and there's a big aluminum radiator keeping things cool. For safety, there's a dual master cylinder, an alternator makes the electricity, and it barks through a pair of Flowmaster mufflers for a performance sound. Note that the entire chassis was restored and finished in red oxide primer, and the frame has been boxed for rigidity. Everything under this car is brand new, including the driveshaft and rear end full of 3.73 gears, the steering, box, and the lowering springs that give it the ideal stance. Classic dog dish hubcaps complete the sleeper look and wear new blackwall radials to keep it low-key.
Impressive doesn't even begin to cover this car, which was built to look old yet runs circles around some much more potent machinery. Call today to get all the amazing details!
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