Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:00 am, April 25, 2011
It seems almost everyone (of a certain age) has at least one story about a ’57 Chevy. Your Dad had one; maybe a neighbor (my uncle had one: a lavender Bel Air convertible); or maybe you just always wanted one yourself. They’re one of the most popular collector cars on the market. What many might not realize, is that for the 1957 model year, Ford actually outsold Chevrolet for one of the very few times in modern history.
This 1957 Chevy 210 station wagon is presently sitting in a Lewiston driveway. Beauvilles were nine-passenger models, and Townsmans were six-passenger. The Handyman was a two-door, except for the swanky Bel Air which was a Nomad. Not all 210s had the triangular panel you see here on the rear fender, which was painted in a contrasting color (unlike the higher-priced Bel Airs which filled in the area with a ribbed aluminum panel). Many 210s had only the lower chrome spear, which often acted as a separating line for a two-tone paint job.
This particular model had a suggested list price of $2,563 when new. Just under 22,000 of them were produced.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know