150 or 210

2 months ago

I have a 57 with the B vin however has the 150 stainless on the side. No evidence the 210 trim holes were ever present. Is this possible from the factory?

Mr Bowtie
2 months ago

Scott, As you mentioned the 1957 Chevrolet 210 series vin should begin with B57 or VB57. The B indicates 210 model and the VB indicates a 210 V8 model.

Anything was possible from the factory if you paid for it. Fuel injection, custom interior colors, radio delete are just a few of the options you could of ordered when new from the Factory.

Here in the Detroit area, where I am typing this from, back in 1957 the Engineering department had test cars or special Executive cars which were made specifically for the Executive or Engineer testing the car when new. Your car may have been ordered as a 210 model without the 210 moldings.

Have a friend who purchased a one of one 1968 Oldsmobile 442 show car. Car toured the USA with the new auto show circuit in 1968 for GM with Custom paint and a host of never seen options to get the general public interested in it in order to buy it. After the 1968 model year was over a GM Technical Center Employee purchased it.

2 months ago

Did the 150 have a steering wheel without the horn ring? I am looking for an original steering wheel and have found several without the ring and only a chevy symbol in the middle like that in the middle of the grill bar???

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