April 4, 2014
DELPHOS — The Chevy 210 was the mid-range model car from 1953 to 1957. The 210 was introduced for the 1953 model year. It was the best-selling Chevy model during 1953 and 1954, as it offered a balance of style and luxury unavailable in the 150 series, and it was cheaper than the glitzy Bel Air. The 210 series was always available with the same luxury options as the Bel Air, including the Powerglide automatic transmission, power window lifts and seat adjuster. The 210’s also had some chrome trim to make them attractive. In the movie, “American Graffiti,” a 210 was driven by Harrison Ford, making the public clamor for 210’s.
Johnny LeMaster, of Delphos, brought his 1955 Chevy 210 to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned it for seven years. His 210 is painted black and looks a lot like the car from American Graffiti.