1953 Chevrolet 210 Deluxe 2dr sedan
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Bel Air/150/210
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: 210
- Year: 1953
- Mileage: 757
- VIN: B53T041708
- Color: Candy copper
- Engine size: 235
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Custom
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air/150/210 210
1953 Chevrolet 210 DeLuxe sedan
Owned and built by Mitch Oliver, the vocalist and guitarist from the band Rocket Wheels, and featured in the cover video of White Wedding before the over $60k Custom restoration. Most of the restoration was completed in Switzerland to comply with their strict regulations and has the certification label.
Body/ Paint: Mild modifications include a one-piece peaked and shaved hood, shaved deck and gas filler door. The deck has a cable release and the fuel filler is in the trunk. The spare tire well has been filled as well. All other Deluxe stainless remains as well as Pontiac front fender splits and stars on the rear quarters. The body is a custom mix copper Kandy with rainbow color flake in the clear coat with a pearl tan top and pin-striping. All body mods were done in metal and the finished work is exceptional. There is no bondo or rust in this car. The car has a sun visor, extra teeth in the grill, one-piece bumpers and new '54 Chevy tail lights and housings. All glass is original with the exception of the wind-wings and side quarter windows that are new.
Interior: The 3-tone interior has copper flake and 2 shades of tan and is over-stuffed. Very comfortable. All interior door and window handles are new. The new headliner is cream and the carpet is copper. The dash is original including the paint (other than striping), has an accessory stop light viewer and all gauges work as they should.The radio is an Classic Car Stereo unit with Am/FM/MP3 capabilities and two speaker panel in the original location. 2 more speakers are in the package tray, hidden under the perforated material. The floors are epoxy painted black and have dyna-mat for heat and sound deadening.
Engine/ Transmission/ Rear axle: The engine was rebuilt in January of 2015 and has under 1500 miles on it. It is a 1954 full pressure block with an 11.0:1 compression ported head sporting Offenhauser valve cover and intake manifold with dual Weber carburetors. It has a performance hydraulic cam shaft, stainless headers, new dual exhaust system, new water pump and re-cored original radiator. All wiring was replaced with a new cloth wrapped harness with fuse panel and converted to a 12 volt alternator. The transmission is a completely rebuilt T-5 5 speed manual transmission with new clutch. The rear axle is a 1956 Chevy 8.2 with 3.50 gears with new bearings and seals.The gas tank and all lines are new.
Suspension: The suspension has been lowered with Jambco spindles and rear leaf springs with blocks for a 5.5" drop in the front and 5" in the rear. All brakes and lines are new with a dual reservoir master cylinder mounted under the floor. The frame and floor pan are all painted and detailed. The wheels are 15x6 and 15x8 chrome smoothies with wide whites. The new 18” and 20” Revs with low profile rubber were fitted to show a more current hot rod look and are available for an extra $1000.
This car would be an excellent candidate for export as it retains a 6 cylinder engine and drum brakes as originally manufactured, no air bags or hydraulics, steel wheels and no rust whatsoever.
Contact me at (714) 390-3108 or through eBay with any questions or to schedule an appointment to see and drive the car. Sale may be voided and the vehicle re-listed if deposit not received without prior contact.
We are in the process of re-locating to Arizona, hence the license change-over from California plates. It is licensed and insured. The car is currently still in California.
The car is listed for sale locally and the auction can be ended at any time. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. This car has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, but is still mostly 64 year old technology and comes with no warranty or guaranty.