In our fourth installment this week of September’s 2016’s Ride of the Month nominations, we feature the 1956 Chevy B210 presented by nominee Alan Wagner. Here is some general information about the vehicle.
Note: This is not information about the actual vehicle nominated for September’s Ride of the Month, just general information on the vehicle itself. Please check the link at the bottom of today’s article to view all the actual vehicles nominated for this month’s Ride of the Month.
The 1956 Chevy B210, is a second-generation model of a classic sedan that was a part of a series in production from 1953 to 1957. The series was most similar to the 150 series and the popular Bel Air. The 210 series was preceded by the Chevrolet Deluxe and followed up by the Chevrolet Biscayne. The series was manufactured in four different body styles, including a two-door sedan, a two-door sport coupe, a four-door sedan and a four-door sport sedan.
Under the Hood of the 1956 Chevy B210
The Chevy 210 vehicles were equipped with three different engines. The 3.9 L I6 “Blue Flame” in the two-door base sedan produced 140 hp, designed with newly developed unified build for all transmissions. All the other body styles were equipped with the 4.3 L V8 “Turbo-Fire” engine. The V8 engine in the two-door sport coupe produced 162hp, while the four-door sedan with the same engine and a two-barrel carburetor setup reached up to 170 hp.
The 210 Performance
The main difference with the engine selection for the ’56 series was the improved power output. The 210 four-sedan with the V8 engine featured a four-barrel carburetor and produced 205 hp. The dual-quad carburetor and the V8 engine inside the sport sedan produced 225 hp. The 1956 210 body styles featured three different options for the transmission, including two-speed Powerglide automatic, three-speed Synchromesh manual and three-speed Synchromesh manual equipped with overdrive.
The 210 In-Depth
The top speed for the base model two-door sedan is estimated to be around 93 mph. The top speed for the two-door sport sedan is projected to be around 111 mph. The 210 can hit 0 to 60 in as quickly as 8.3 seconds, and the quarter-mile drag time is estimated to be around 16.6 seconds. The curb weight for most of the vehicles in the 210 series ranges 3,200 to 3,400 lbs. In total, Chevrolet produced more than 28,000 of the 210 sedan vehicles for the year 1956.
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