Lot 282 - 1956 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan

Lot 282 - 1956 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan

Lot 282 - 1956 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan

Lot Number 282
Registration TGK388
Chassis Number B56/142850
Engine Number 022008T562B
Odometer reading 73,150 miles
Result Sold - £5,320

The Chevrolet Two-Ten, or 210, was the midrange model of the Chevrolet car from 1953-1957. It took its name by shortening the production series number 2100 by one digit in order to capitalize on the 1950's numerical auto name trend. The Two-Ten series was the best-selling Chevrolet model during 1953 and 54, offering a balance of style and luxury that was unavailable in the earlier 150 models, but was less costly than the glitzy Chevrolet Bel Air. Two-Tens offered the widest choice of body styles for 1953, including a convertible, Sport Coupé 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 Coupé hardtop in the middle of the 1955, and also added a four-door Two-Ten hardtop Sport Sedan for 1956. Unlike the earlier series, Two-Tens were always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air, including the Powerglide automatic gearbox, electric windows and electric seat adjusters.

This right hand drive Chevrolet Two-Ten was built in New York in 1956 for export from the United States. The vendor believes that this car first came to the UK when new only to be returned back to the USA. The car was imported and registered in 1991 and fitted with the straight six 'Blue Flame' 235 cu in engine with the three speed synchromesh manual gearbox. Finished in blue with white roof and boot, the original interior complements the exterior also in blue and white. The owner informs us that the car runs and drives well and is supplied with a V5C registration document and a new MoT test certificate. Very few right hand drive Two-Ten's were built and supplied to the United Kingdom making this car very rare and collectable.

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