One of the reasons we like the idea of owning a one owner classic is that it is easier to track down the car’s history and knowing where it came from, where it was stored and how it was maintained gives us extra confidence in what exactly we are buying. But let’s face it, a lot can happen in 50 or 60 years. Thankfully there are people like this seller that even though their classic has had a number of owners, many of which they can’t track down, they have gone to great lengths to do as much research as possible and provide tons of details about the car’s condition. It isn’t perfect, but this is one nice 210 Wagon and would be a fun project if you ask me! You can find it here on eBay in Pickerington, Ohio with a starting bid of $8,950.
The seller was able to figure out where the car was sold from originally and whom the first owner was. They were able to track down information about a few past owners as well and why they sold it. It’s been worked on over the years, but has been parked since 2011 and is needing work again.
Like most cars of this vintage, there are some rust issues. The seller states that there are only 2 rust spots that need attention, one in the tailgate and one in the driver’s side floor. Both are out of sight areas that could be repaired without paint work. I would want to check the rest of the underside for any other issues though. That’s some pretty serious looking decay in the floor, but it looks great from the outside.
There is one other area of issue for me and that’s the engine, which has been upgraded to a 350. Thankfully it comes with a period correct 283, but some crucial parts are missing. I would get it running and driving again with the 350 and then as I have the time and money, I’d rebuild the 283 and swap it out with the 350.
Yes, this car has some issues and it clearly isn’t all original, but the seller seems to be upfront about its issues, which makes me more comfortable bidding on it. I’d still want to take a closer look at it to make sure there isn’t more rust starting to develop or hiding out of sight, it’s in the rust belt after all. So would you be proud to own this Chevy wagon?