1954 Chevrolet 210

Today’s car is a 1954 Chevrolet 210 4 door sedan. I photographed this car that was on display at Petros Winery & Restaurant Located in Los Olivos, CA . The car is finished in a two tone combination of Seamist Green and Polo White with a matching interior. It is powered by a 115 hp, 235 cu in, OHV in line 6 cylinder engine, with single bbl Rochester carburetor that is mated 2-speed power glide automatic transmission with 3.70:1 rear axle. Slowing this beauty down are drum brakes in all 4-corners. The independent front suspension is a long and short arm wishbone with Delco hydraulic direct double-acting shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a semi floating axle with a torque tube and longitudinal mounted semi-elliptical leaf springs with Delco hydraulic direct double-acting shock absorbers. Power windows and power seats were offered for the first time on the Bel Air and 210 models in 1954.

The 210 model was produced from 1953 through 1957. The 210 was offered as a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base model 150 series, but was less costly than the up scale Bel Air. The total number of 1954 Chevrolets produced was 1,143,561 with 523,222 of those were 210’s and of those 235,146 were 4-door sedans. The MSRP was $1,715.00-$2,131.00 depending on body style and options. The published top speed of 87 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 15.1 seconds.

This is a great car to use as a center piece of the landscape at a winery or restaurant in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country, Even though I do not believe you will see this car in the car show circuit It would be a great car to take to Cars and Coffee events to or driving it from winery to winery with friends for a wine tasting or two. Thanks for riding a long. Frank

1955 Chevrolet hubcaps.