Classic Car Facts
39,000 original miles ... Stunning Sea Mist Green over Neptune Green Metallic exterior ... Coordinating vinyl interior ... 235 CID Blue Flame 6-cylinder ... 3 Speed Synchromesh manual ... Paperwork from 1950s ...
In 1955, Chevrolet Motor Division lured potential buyers to its showrooms with 14 models, boasting “14 wonderful ways to see the U.S.A.!” Whether to some “avenue of fabled smartness … up some twisting mountain road … or across the level plains … your new Chevrolet is ready whenever you are.” The handsome 210 Townsman wagon was one such model that proved popular with growing American families.
This stunning example is finished in Sea Mist Green over Neptune Green with a coordinating Green interior, and features a 235 CID Blue Flame six cylinder engine mated to a 3-speed Synchromesh manual transmission. Its striking color combination and lustrous finish is further enhanced by tasteful use of chrome and brightwork. Having traveled only 39,000 miles in its 56 year life, this car runs and drives as well as it looks, proving reliable on recent trips.
All original in appearance, this wagon has received a recent cosmetic restoration, including the following:
A few items of note are that the paint exhibits some minor imperfections that do not detract from the overall appearance of the car. Additionally, some of the interior and exterior chrome that was not replaced exhibits minor pitting (exterior door handles, front emblem, mirrors, column shift rod, turn signal stalk, and steering wheel chrome, etc.), however a new column shift rod and turn signal stalk will be provided with sale. The steering wheel also exhibits some wear. In addition, one of the heater control levers is broken, but a new replacement will also be included. Although there is power to the radio, it does not currently function. In addition, the left side of the rear bumper is slightly out of alignment, but this is not noticeable except upon close examination. All original parts that have been replaced will be provided to the next owner of this car.
This classic was originally purchased from White Chevrolet, Inc. of Lima, Ohio on September 22, 1955 by Paul Stout. He subsequently traded the car back to White Chevrolet, where it was purchased in March of 1959 by Elza F. Linton, Jr. Most original paperwork from this purchase has been retained including the White Chevrolet invoice, “OK” Used Car Warranty paperwork, and even a photograph of Mrs. Linton with the 1948 Pontiac that she traded for the wagon! This documentation, as well as the original owner’s manual and warranty booklet will be provided with sale.
Wherever the road may lead, you will be proud to arrive behind the wheel of this beautiful Townsman wagon.